Fljót

Fljót means river in Icelandic and when you think of a river, you imagine the water flowing, shifting and changing direction. Life is just like a river, it changes, twists and turns as you grow; from its source until it reaches its journeys end meeting the ocean.

This simple shawl pattern has been designed to allow you time to practice mindfulness as you knit: to relax and not stress about life’s journey.

It’s a one skein project that would be perfect for those pretties in your stash that you just don’t know what to make with; and you will never run out of yarn as you work the increase until you have half of your skein left.

Yarn
Shown in Townhouse Yarns Fade St 4-ply ‘Troi’, (70% Superwash Merino, 30% Silk; 100 grams; 400 metres/437 yards). Pattern uses one full skein.

Needles
4 mm needles, either straight or circular as preferred.

Notions
1 stitch marker and a darning needle to sew in ends.

Gauge
24 sts to 28 rows per 10 cm. Tension is not essential for this project but it will affect the size of your finished piece.

Finished Measurements
34 inches wide by 14 inches depth.

Marilyn

The inspiration for this scarf design comes from the song ”Diamonds are a girls best friend” which was famously sung by Marilyn Monroe in the classic 1953 film adaptation of the Broadway musical ”Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”. This scarf has a diamond eyelet stitch pattern panel that means you to can drape yourself in diamonds just like the lady herself.

Knit in one piece from edge to edge, the scarf is wide enough to wrap around your shoulders on colder days. The pattern sample has been knit in fingering/sock weight yarn but you can adapt to use any yarn by increasing or decreasing the repeats.

Yarn
The pattern sample was made using fingering yarn. However, if you decide to substitute with a different yarn please make sure to check you have enough to complete your project as yardage will differ from that indicated in the pattern.

Shown in Debbie Bliss Fine Donegal (95% Wool and 5% Cashmere, 415 yards / 379 metres, 100 grams) in ‘Autumn Gold’.

Needles
3.25 mm needles if using the recommended fingering weight yarn.

Notions
Two stitch markers and darning needle to sew in ends.

Gauge
6 stitches to 7 rows per inch.

Finished Measurements
Length 190 cm and Width 35 cm after blocking.

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