A Scarf for a Clever Woman

British Bluefaced Leicester wool grown and spun in Yorkshire creates a yarn with crisp stitch definition and is warm enough to guard against any damp chill. Scholar and designer Susan Strawn made the connection between Erika Knight’s lovely yarn and British author Ann Cleeves’s character Detective Inspector (DI) Vera Stanhope’s stomping ground in her classic scarf featured in PieceWork’s September/October 2016 issue.


Scarf to Knit for Vera by Susan Strawn. Photos by Joe Coca

A traditional Traveling Vines pattern with interconnected geometric shapes evokes the twists and turns of the plot in this popular BBC mystery series. DI Vera Stanhope, played by Brenda Blethyn, is often seen in trench coat and a scarf as she tackles case after case throughout Northumberland. Although not a knitter herself, Vera would admire not only the necessity of this wise accoutrement but also the cunning execution of its making.

PieceWork is proud to present this smart and stylish scarf as its newest kit. A Scarf to Knit for Vera Kit includes seven balls of Erika Knight British Blue Wool, 100% British Bluefaced Leicester wool, DK (medium) weight, in #114 Sea Fret; and a print copy of the September/October 2016 issue of PieceWork. It is the perfect accessory for any clever woman on-the-go!

Happy knitting!

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