Whortleberry Jam by Helena Timms

Whortleberry Jam

October 2018
yarn held together
+ Fingering
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in pattern with yarn held double in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
656 - 1531 yards (600 - 1400 m)
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A super simple textured knit with a subtle marl achieved by holding 2 strands of 4ply together to create a worsted weight garment. The blend of the berry tones in the purple and deep red yarns combined with the texture of the stitch pattern makes me think of homemade jam, and the blue shades in the alternate colourway are reminiscent of whortleberries. This knit is suitable for beginners while still being a nice quick and interesting project for more experienced knitters. You can choose between scarf or cowl options, which can be customised with optional fringe and stripes.


4mm needles (or size required to meet gauge), 60cm (150cm) circular needed for cowl options
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle
4mm crochet hook (for optional scarf fringe)


20 stitches and 28 rows/rounds to 10cm/4” on 4mm needles in pattern with yarn held double.


Scarf – 180cm/71” long, 25cm/10” wide

Cowl, short (long) – 60cm/24” (150cm/59”) circumference, 18cm/7” deep


Scarf uses 4 skeins (approx. 320g, 1300m) sample shown uses 2x Pomegranate, 2x Bramble

  • optional fringe uses approx. 20g of yarn in addition to this.

Cowl uses 2 skeins (approx. 75g (150g), 300m (600m)) sample shown in short size uses 1x Woad, 1x Blue Spruce