Today I’m spot-lighting a beautiful design by Marie Wallin called the Houndstooth Tweed Loop Scarf, a project from her Creative Workshop Three this past October. When I first saw this pattern on Raverly, I instantly fell in love with the warm tweedy look and the classic style of houndstooth.
Marie has created this design using a two stranded Fair Isle technique and offers knitters simplicity by knitting the piece flat on straight needles, which is then folded in half lengthwise and seamed down the edges to create the scarf.
This design would be an excellent choice for an introduction to stranded work and is for a more advanced knitter who understands how to read charts, as this pattern offers charted instructions only with written instructions for finishing.
For this project, Marie used Rowan Felted Tweed DK in five colors and a pair of size US 3 ( 3.25mm) knitting needles.
Here are the colors used for the scarf as shown below:
Bilberry 151 – 2 x 50g balls
Rage 150 – 1 x 50g ball
Hedgerow 187 – 1 x 50g ball
Ginger 154 – 1 x 50g ball
Gilt 160 – 1 x 50g ball
I have often stated on my blog that some day I really want to learn Fair Isle and I think this might be just the pattern for me to try and plan to make a visit to my LYS to pick up the yarn I need for this design soon!
About: Marie Wallin has been the Head Designer for Rowan since 2005 and has recently launched her own business underneath the name of Marie Wallin Designs, in which she will be offering creative workshops in the village she lives with exclusive patterns using Rowan yarns that will be available as direct PDF downloads from her website and online in her Ravelry Store. You can find Marie online at Twitter, Pinterest, FaceBook and her blog.