Cuthbert Hat & Scarf by Judy Furlong

Cuthbert Hat & Scarf

January 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Average adult head.
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Both Hat and Scarf are included in the pdf download.

This reversible design worked in Double Knitting was inspired by stone carvings both Celtic and Viking in origin such as those found in Orkney. The rope and Celtic knot are commonly found motifs, the triskele, dating from the Bronze age and earlier represents - amongst other things - the spiral of life which encompasses the essence of the ceaseless interaction between land, sea and sky. The runes - principally Norwegian Futhark - are an ancient form of writing and spell out “The Knitter” on the scarf and , quite simply, “Runes” on the hat. The wonderful “stick” nature of this writing lends itself to use in Fair Isle type knitting designs and gives an opportunity to use a slightly more complicated type of double knitting, where the pattern differs on both sides.

There are two types of double knitting techniques used here to produce reversible garments, in addition to the shaping in the hat.

The scarf is knitted in two parts and joined by grafting at approximately two thirds / one third of the length between motifs so that the writing is the right way up at both ends. Make the scarf as long as you like, just decide ahead of time what the midpoint will be to make sure that the repeats work out.

The hat has a provisional cast on edge which produces a rounded, soft edge allowing elastic to be inserted to ensure a firm fit to suit the recipient of this cosy set.I

For helpful tutorials on double knitting technique, try