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Bear with me, lets take those first baby steps together. Here is what I am thinking….
To make the scarf 7 miles long, we are going to need 11,000 “units” of knitting (don’t faint)
Each unit will measure 60cm wide and 100cm long – any thickness of yarn, any style, any stitch – be creative. You will need approx 80 – 95 stitches across if you use dk yarn on roughly size 7 needles, with about 100 rows. Grab a tape measure as it’s a bit tricky, and varies wildly! Thicker wool and/or thicker needles will need a different number of stitches, as will crocheting. Needle size has been a bit of a hotly debated issue – just pick up your nearest needles and give it a go….it doesn’t really matter. Wool stretches!!!
Any shade of pink!
The crucial thing here is to get all your friends knitting too by
beating them with a stick being really, charmingly persuasive. Could you do that for me?
Drop me a line when you have knitted your unit (I need extra shiny people to knit a few units) – and together we will work out where to send it.
I am hoping to have a downloadable pattern of the CND symbol here too for super clever knitters.
Any questions – just give me a call! 01453 751604
Finished pieces can be sent to:
Jaine Rose, Rowan Tree, 27 Bowbridge Lane, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 2JP