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)

Scarf shown in:

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

Cowl shown in:

Shade A: Woad (blue); 1 skein
Shade B: Blue Spruce (teal); 1 skein

Blocked Dimensions

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

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


Darning needle, stitch marker


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