Our fabulous P/Hop volunteer, Kate Ellis (aka Kate’s Twirl) has donated this pattern for an elegant, lightweight and yet cosy scarf.
Kate was inspired to knit the scarf in the summer of 2012 during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, but the first scarf didn’t come to life until December 2012 when she knitted it for her sister, for Christmas. Since then, the pattern had been available as a download on Ravelry for sale, until now, when she has given it to the P/Hop campaign.
The name is a nod to the Jubilee, the diamonds and the nupps in the pattern but also comes from when Kate used to work in a jeweller’s shop – it is a term used to describe a watch face where the hours are marked by small diamonds, rather than numbers or batons: a diamond dot dial.
The pattern is written for 1 skein of 4 ply yarn, but would work with any weight of yarn, if you adjust the needle size accordingly. Obviously, the thicker the yarn and larger the needles the more yarn you will need. The patter consists of a 20 row repeat, so you can easily adjust the length to your preferences or the length of your yarn.
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To see what others have made from this pattern, please visit the The Diamond Dot Scarf pattern page on Ravelry.