Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton


Sherlock Scarf

Not only is Hamilton a supernaturally gifted designer, she has an endlessly inquiring mind in general, combined with the tenacity of a tiger. Here she has invented a way to fashion geometric openwork within knitting that does not require cutting or reattaching the yarn. The result is as fascinating as it is beautiful. Now you can present (as here) a beautiful yarn in a form that evokes iron grillework as much as supple fabric. 'Sherlock Scarf' is a perfect name; it is a (lovely) mystery to look at, but easily solved by logical thought.

Current and future fashion is all about the combination and interaction of textures. This extraordinary technique literally provides a new window on what's possible in knitting, and adds an unprecedented dimensionality to your look, especially in a variegate. Four diagram photos are included as a visual description of the process; none of it is remotely hard.

Pattern Detail

  • no charts
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • fall/winter
  • no sewing, straight (flat)
  • approx. 60" x 8.5" (152 x 21.5cm)
  • digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size)
  • easy
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 5.0 mm
    • US 8
    • 18.0 over pattern
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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