Ms Prynne

Ms Prynne

Kathleen Rogers’ neckwarmer—able to be worn several ways—is knit from the top down, first in the round, then switching to back and forth flat knitting. In its luxurious wool-silk fingering yarn held double, the woven cable pattern creates a fabric of undulating Scarlet Letter A’s opening into a split yoke embellished with small beaded A’s and a beaded border band, echoing Hester Prynne’s extravagant and defiant embroidery. The open cables with their two limbs can also be seen to represent the duos in the book (Hester/Pearl, Dimmesdale/Chillingworth, Nature/Society, Hester/Dimmesdale, and others).

Designer: Kathleen Rogers

Finished Measurements
Lower Edge Circumference: 30 inches
Upper Edge Circumference: 16.5 inches, unstretched
Length: 8.75 inches

The March Hare Wool-Silk Fingering [70% merino wool, 30%silk; 435 yd/398m per 100g skein; 13 WPI]; color: The Scarlet Letter; 1 skein

Note: As worked, the sample required 370yd/338m of fingering weight, held double; 185 yd/169m of worsted weight in a similar base yarn, held single, could be substituted.

Recommended needle size

1 set US #9/5.5mm 16 inch or 24 inch circular needles
1 set US #10.5/6.5mm 16 inch or 24 inch circular needles