Wrapping Up

We've reached the end of our fiber journey through time. I hope I've been able to show how deeply woven, pun intended, fiber is in our lives and has been for millennia. We've seen how far back the human use of fiber goes and how important it has been for our survival as a species. We've learned about fiber goddesses from many different cultures and hopefully you've seen the similarities between them.  I'd love to answer any questions you may have or hear any comments you have regarding the class.

As I've mentioned before, I'm currently working on a book based on this course. It will include 20 knitting patterns I've designed which are inspired by the goddesses we've discussed and will use different fibers and techniques. As a special treat, I've included one of those patterns from the book in this final lesson. It has only been tested on me so if you choose to try it out, you'll be testing it for me and I'd love to hear your comments and suggestions. Enjoy!

HABETROT'S HOODED SCARF

This hooded scarf could have been worn by Habetrot herself. Super soft baby alpaca yarn with an x and o motif around the face, a deep rib on the scarf ends and a simple heel style hood make this a perfect piece for cozy warmth.

Intermediate

 

SKILLS NEEDED

Need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, cable, do basic increases and decreases.

 

MATERIALS

Classic Elite Yarns Chalet

70% baby alpaca, 30% bamboo viscose

Undyed fiber in Sand 6 skeins

50 grams/approximately 98 yards per skein

3-3 3/4 sts/inch on size US 11-10 (8-6 mm) needles

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Other tools: i.e. darning needle, cable needle 

 

GAUGE

5 stitches per inch on size US 9 16 " circular needles.

A circular needle is used to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Gauge is not necessary for this project.

TECHNIQUES

Cable knitting, increasing with M1L and M1R, decreasing with SSK and K2tog. 

INSTRUCTIONS

CO 36 stitches (RS) Knit 2, Purl 2 to the end of the row. Turn work. Continue in this K2 P2 rib until the piece measures 18 inches from cast on edge. End on a WS row.
Row 1 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, pm, P20, pm, K8, pm, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 2 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K20, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 3 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, P20, slip marker, C4B, C4F, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 4 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K20, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 5 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, P20, slip marker, K8, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 6 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K20, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 7 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, P20, slip marker, C4B, C4F, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 8 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K20, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 9 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, P20, slip marker, K8, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 10 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K20, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 11(RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, P20, slip marker, C4F, C4B, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 12 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K20, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 13 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, P20, slip marker, K8, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 14 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K20, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 15 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, P20, slip marker, C4F, C4B, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 16 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K20, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Begin Increases

Row 17 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, K8, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1 

Row 18 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, M1L, knit to marker, M1R, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 19 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, C4B, C4F, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 20 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, M1L, knit to marker, M1R, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 21 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, K8, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 22 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, M1L, knit to marker, M1R, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 23 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, C4B, C4F, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 24 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, M1L, knit to marker, M1R, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 25 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, K8, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 26 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, M1L, knit to marker, M1R, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 27 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, C4F, C4B, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 28 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, M1L, knit to marker, M1R, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 29 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, K8, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 30 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, M1L, knit to marker, M1R, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 31 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, C4F, C4B, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 32 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, M1L, knit to marker, M1R, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Repeat rows 17-32 four more times. Total increase of 80 stitches so 116 stitches now on needles.

Begin Decreases

Row 33 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, K8, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 34 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K2tog, knit to marker, SSK, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 35 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, C4B, C4F, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 36 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K2tog, knit to marker, SSK, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 37 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, K8, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 38 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K2tog, knit to marker, SSK, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 39 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, C4B, C4F, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 40 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K2tog, knit to marker, SSK, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 41 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, K8, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 42 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K2tog, knit to marker, SSK, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 43 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, C4F, C4B, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 44 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K2tog, knit to marker, SSK, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 45 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, K8, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 46 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K2tog, knit to marker, SSK, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Row 47 (RS) K1, P1, K1, P1, slip marker, purl to marker, slip marker, C4F, C4B, slip marker, K1, P1, K1, P1

Row 48 (WS) P1, K1, P1, K1, slip marker, P8, slip marker, K2tog, knit to marker, SSK, slip marker, P1, K1, P1, K1

Repeat rows 33-48 four more times. 80 stitches have been removed/decreased, 36 stitches remain.

Work in 2x2 rib as in the beginning for 18 inches. 

 

FINISHING

Bind off all stitches loosely. Weave in ends. Block.

ABBREVIATIONS

CO- Cast On

K - knit

P- purl

RS- right side

WS- wrong side

PM- place marker

M1L- Make one left

M1R- Make one right

C4B- Cable 4 Back, slip two stitches onto the cable needle and move to the back. Knit two stitches then knit the stitches from the cable needle.

C4F- Cable 4 Front, slip two stitches onto the cable needle and hold in the front. Knit two stitches then knit the two stitches on the cable needle.

K2tog- Knit two stitches together

SSK- Slip slip knit.