The name comes from the edge trim which is a variation on a vintage pattern called “A mile a minute.” When I found the trim in a vintage book I thought it meant that it worked up very quickly until Kat told me that its the name of a weed similar to bindweed. Its still a very quick trim and pattern to work – but maybe not quite breaking land speed records! It’s also a slight reference to the fact that short row crescents are about the hardest to calculate the yardage for when you are designing them.
Size Span 133cm/52in Depth 23cm/9in This pattern is easily adapted to be larger or smaller, instructions are provided.
Materials 1 100g hank of Sparkleduck Solo (4ply, 100% merino singles spun, 366m) in Unicorn Fields 3.5mm hook. 4.5mm hook. Tapestry Needle.
Tension 13 sts and 15 rows to 10cm/4in in half trebles using 4.5mm hook, or size needed to obtain tension.
Difficulty rating Easy
Skills Used Basic stitches, working into chain spaces, short rows (fully explained.)
Construction Trim worked end to end, stitches picked up into chain spaces to work short row shaping.
This pattern is written, using standard UK terminology, and charted.