Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Sue McCain

Hand Knitting Patterns

Holyrood Hooded Scarf

The inspiration for this hooded scarf came from time-travel TV shows and novels set in Scotland and England. Scotland has captured my heart, and with my love for history and horses, I envision our heroine galloping across the moors on a snowy afternoon, bundled up against the elements in this cozy wool hooded scarf. It keeps her warm in the cold weather and hides her identity as she traverses less friendly territory.

The scarf is worked first, then stitches are picked up for the hood and worked to the crown, where the two halves are joined using 3-needle BO.

The hood is intended to be voluminous to completely protect your head and face from foul weather. If you prefer a shorter hood, consider working the Diamond Pattern in the Main Section twice rather than 3 times; this will reduce the height by approximately 3.25″.

The stitch pattern is presented in both written and charted formats.


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Skill Level: Intermediate

Skills Used: Twisted knitting, decreasing, reading charts

Finished Measurements: Scarf: 6″ wide by 62″ long; Hood: 23.25″ from edge to edge x 14.75″ high

Materials: 895 yards (819 meters) worsted weight yarn

Model knit in Cormo Worsted by Elemental Affects (100% cormo wool; 112 grams / 250 yards): color #135 Dark Chocolate.

Needles and Notions: One 24″ (60 cm) long or longer circular needle, size US 6 (4 mm), OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE; stitch markers; cable needle; spare needle for 3-needle bind-off

Gauges: In Rib Pattern, 23 sts and 32 rows = 4″ (10 cm), blocked; in Diamond Pattern, 23 sts and 30 rows = 4″ (10 cm), blocked

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