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Designer Spotlight: Head Scarf by Kathy North

Kathy North had no formal introduction to knitting, crochet or design. Instead, she’s spent the past few decades figuring it out as she goes. Kathy says her “big break” came when one of her patterns made the cover of magazine in 2007.

These days Kathy’s design are in a number of different publications. One of her latest is Head Scarf, knit in Berroco Comfort, which can be found in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Knit Simple. The triangle shaped kerchief features an eyelet lattice border along the front edge with a garter stitch body and I-cord ties. It’s a fairly quick and easy knit, and great pattern to practice picking up stitches.

When did you learn to knit/crochet?

I started with crochet in college in the ’70s. Ten years later I taught myself to knit while expecting the birth of my child.

How did you come up with this design?

I was browsing a stitch dictionary and came across a panel pattern “Eyelet Lattice.” The kerchief idea followed. I decided to work up a strip of the latticework, then keep it simple by picking up stitches along one edge and continue in garter stitch while decreasing to a point to form the triangular shape.

Who chose Berroco Comfort for this project?

The yarn choice was made by the magazine editors and I really enjoyed working with it for this piece. It was perfect.

Head Scarf by Kathy North
Head Scarf by Kathy North


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