Kestrel and Gull Scarf
In the third book of the Farseer Series, Assassin’s Quest, by Robin Hobb, Kestrel and Gull are Skill twins who were born and raised in a fishing village. This scarf celebrates the two sisters’ beginnings with the symbols of the Shetland twins amidst seashells and the rolling waves of the sea.
This scarf is knitted in the delicacy and simplicity of Shetland lace. The main body is charted only and the border is written only. All rows of the main body are patterned lace; there are no ‘rest’ rows.
The main body is knitted flat and then the stitches are picked up around the circumference so the edging can be knitted in the round.
Finished size: approximately 10" by 75" / 25 cm by 191 cm
500 yds lace weight yarn OR 600 yds fingering weight yarn
Waste yarn for provisional cast on
32" long (or longer) size 4US/3.50mm circular knitting needle for lace weight
32" long (or longer) size 5US/3.75mm circular knitting needle for fingering weight
1 knitting needle size 8US/5.00mm for lace weight or size 9US/5.50mm for fingering weight (this needle is used only for binding off)
6 stitch markers
1 locking stitch marker or small safety pin or piece of string