Pattern Spotlight: The Houndstooth Tweed Loop Scarf

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.

Photo used with permission by Marie Wallin

Photo used with permission by Marie Wallin

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

Photo used with permission by Marie Wallin

Photo used with permission by Marie Wallin

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!

Be sure to check out Marie’s website, as well as Ravelry, for more of the patterns she has published underneath Marie Wallin Designs.

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, PinterestFaceBook and her blog.

9 thoughts on “Pattern Spotlight: The Houndstooth Tweed Loop Scarf

  1. Sandie Knapp

    Very nice, and good luck in your foray into Fair Isle knitting. I made a hat and 1 mitten, using Fair Isle, stranded knitting. I did fairly well, but did not enjoy it, personally. Just not for me, but you might take to it like a duck to water. Have fun! :)


  2. itwasjudith

    i love fair isle and fabric-like patterns – houndstooth is one of my fav, together with herringbone….
    the scarf is really beautiful, heading over to check her page :)


  3. knittingmydayaway

    Oh it makes me think of Christmas!! I want one!……but feel like I should wear it in England… the country side… front of a huge, old country home, wearing riding boots as well……


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