Both Hat and Scarf included in pdf.
This design was inspired by stone carvings both Celtic and Viking in origin such as those found in Orkney. The rope and Celtic knot are commonly found motifs, the triskele, dating from the Bronze age and earlier represents - amongst other things - the spiral of life which encompasses the essence of the ceaseless interaction between land, sea and sky. The runes - principally Norwegian Futhark - are an ancient form of writing and spell out “The Knitter” on the scarf and, quite simply, “Runes” on the hat. The wonderful “stick” nature of this writing lends itself to use in Fair Isle type knitting designs and gives an opportunity to use a slightly more complicated type of Double Knitting, where the pattern differs on both sides.
The hat has a provisional cast on edge which produces a rounded, soft edge allowing elastic to be inserted to ensure a firm fit to suit the recipient of this cosy set.