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Penny Straker

for Straker Classics   1981

734 P.S. Aran Hat & Scarf
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Penny Straker: “This design goes way back to the ‘70’s. In the early years in my yarn shop, I fell in love with Aran patterns and three-needle knitting. This love affair was reinforced during a visit to the U.K in 1976. I was supposed to be the back-up photographer for a dear friend, as we traveled along the coastline, shooting before the start of the 1976 tall ships race, but my heart was in the road trips we took into the countryside, stopping at any yarn shop I could find. My favorite was on Land’s End so near the Channel Islands where many of the Guernseys originated.

“Aran patterns have universal appeal – each steeped in history, drawn from an integral part of man’s life working the land and the sea, and sometimes inspired by the very architecture in which these designers lived. Many of my Aran designs were knit in Candide Heavy, a rugged 2-ply raw wool, with the #1 unscoured white sheep, with more lanolin and a slightly thinner core than the scoured and dyed colors. It is still available through Briggs & Little in Canada, and perhaps still imported by Reynolds Yarns.

“Dramatic with the deeply etched textures – the hat is edged in Seed Stitch, with high contrast Bobble panels flanking the articulate Honeycomb panel, the set is easy knitting for Aran lovers. The hat is knit in a long strip, then sewn together. The crown is worked in the round in Plain Knit in a decrease pattern - little finishing and hours of pleasurable knitting.

“These same patterns yield a strong architectural element to the scarf, which is finished off with fringe, made short, or long to suit you - the knitter.”

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • no schematics
  • sewing required
  • fall/winter
  • partly circular
  • 2 sizes, to fit 22 1/2" - 23 1/2" head circumference; see data page
  • scanned PDF has 8 pages (letter size)
  • experienced
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.5 mm
    • US 7
    • 19.0 st st
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.5 mm
    • US 7
    • 19.0 over pattern
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