Brighton by Jeanette Sloan


July 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 46.5 rows = 4 inches
in Striped lace pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
437 yards (400 m)
One size
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Welcome to Brighton! This design is worked in single coloured rows on a circular needle which creates an interesting, reversible two tone lace effect with a wonderfully springy texture. The scarf is not only named in honour of my hometown here in the UK but like many of my designs it celebrates my West Indian heritage as there’s also a Brighton in Barbados. I chose the combination of Calypso with Caramel because they bring together the warm brown tones of the shingle beach with the bright clear blue of the sea and to add a hint of peril the scarf is finished at each end with a Shark’s Tooth lace edge.

Advanced beginner upwards. Knitters should have some basic knowledge of lace

Jeanette Sloan Baby Alpaca / Silk 4ply 200m / 50g (218 yards / 1 ¾ oz)
Shown here in
A sh 878 Calypso x 1
B sh 707 Caramel x 1

Finished scarf measures 18 cm wide x 150 cm long (7 in wide x 59 in long) including edges

One pair of 3.25 mm (US 3) single point needles
One 60 cm long 3.25 mm (US 3) circular needle

Darning needle for sewing in ends

24 sts and 46 ½ rows to 10 cm (4 inches) measured over lace stitch using 3.25 mm (US 3) needles or size needed to achieve stated tension (measured after blocking and gentle steaming)