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Cranra

Cranra (Irish, meaning a knot in wood) is a rectangular scarf with fringes, and a slipped-stitch motif inspired by knots in timber.  Cranra was brought into existence because of my love for single-row stripes in garter stitch, combined with my desire to avoid weaving in ends or purling garter stitch in the round!

Cranra is begun by casting on lengthways, and knitting across the width of the scarf. The pattern is worked in single-row garter stitch stripes, with a slipped stitch motif. The yarn is broken after each row. After binding off, the first and last section of stitches are unravelled, and then knotted to form a fringe.  This sample is knit in Townhouse Yarns new base, Olla 2. The base yarn is spun in Donegal, and hand dyed by Townhouse Yarns in the most beautiful shades; I took quite some time deciding on just the right colour combination.  This sample was knit in the colours Mustard Seeds and Smelt. I adore this combination of grippy, woolly wool in semi solid & subtley spe…

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