This delicate scarf and glove set were inspired by a 100 year old pattern found in the Encyclopedia of Needlework. This simple lace pattern lends itself both to the firm gauge required for the gloves and for a more open, lighter fabric needed for the scarf. Instructions are provided for both the scarf and the gloves, with added instructions for knitting the gloves either in the round or flat. A great tip is included for achieving the perfect fit with the gloves.The pattern is named after Celia Johnson who starred in Brief Encounter - the perfect woollies for those cold evenings waiting for the train.
Knitted using Excelana 4ply 100% british wool from Susan Crawford, a warm, soft yet durable yarn. The gloves are knitted on 3mm needles to provide a tighter, warmer gauge whilst the scarf is knitted on larger needles to create a scarf with lots of drape.
The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the lace sections,
Scarf: Finished Dimensions after blocking -Width: 17cm (7in); Length: 179cm (74in) approx, depending on glove side made.
Gloves: To fit average woman's hand with circumference at widest point above thumb of 18.5cm (7.5in) with personalised fit instructions included.
Excelana 4 ply from Susan Crawford, 100% British wool, 159m/174yds per 50g
3 50g skeins shade Cornflower Blue
Gloves - 28 sts and 36 rows to 10cm(4in) measured over stocking stitch.
Scarf - One lace panel of 13 sts measures 5.5cm wide by 6cm high after blocking.
3mm (US 2-3) needles or set of 3mm (US 2-3) double pointed needles
4.5mm (US 7) needles
Lace knitting; knitting in the round.