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Whortleberry Jam Scarf - by Helena Timms


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 reminds us 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.


John Arbon Textiles Harvest Hues, 4-ply (65% Organically Farmed Falklands Merino, 35% Devon Zwartbles; 400 metres per 100g)

Shade A: Pomegranate (red); 2 skeins 
Shade B: Bramble (purple); 2 skeins 

Needles: 4mm needles (or size required to meet gauge), 60cm (150cm) circular needed for cowl options

Notions: Darning needle, stitch marker

Gauge: 20 stitches x 28 rows/rounds = 10cm / 4” on 4mm needles in pattern with yarn held double.

Hat Circ: Scarf – 180cm/71” long, 25cm/10” wide
Cowl, short (long) – 60cm/24” (150cm/59”) circumference, 18cm/7” deep

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Our latest yarn & tops range, Devonia, a beautiful blend of Devon fibres in 14 deep, mottled, irresistible shades, proudly features on the front cover of our latest catalogue.  And our KBN 4ply minis are welcomed into the fold - all 103 Knit By Numbers shades now available in baby 25g hanks, perfect for colour-work.

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