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Europos Scarf

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Europos Scarf
Europos Scarf Leaves of the scarf
Europos Scarf
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Europos Scarf

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic increases and decreases
  • Pattern includes instructions for an advanced increase

Pattern Description:

Knit a piece of textile history!

The pattern for this scarf is based on Barbara Walker's interpretation of the Dura-Europos "knitting" fragment (later proven to be nalbinding, not knitting at all. More information can be found in the excellent Knitty article on the subject, found here).

The scarf is reversible and knits up quickly because of its shape. It's really like knitting only half a scarf!


GAUGE (exact gauge is not crucial for this scarf)

DK weight version
30 sts/28 rows = 4 inches/10cm on size US #6 [4.0 mm] needles in k1, p1 rib (slightly stretched)

Worsted weight version
26 sts/24 rows = 4 inches/10cm on size US #8 [5.0 mm] needles in k1, p1 rib (slightly stretched)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 72 in (183 cm) long, 5.5 in (14 cm) across widest part of scarf


  • YARN: DK weight version: Rowan RYC Cashsoft DK (57% merino, 33% microfiber, 10% cashmere; 142 yds/130 m per 50g skein); color 525, Kingfisher; 3 skeins
  • YARN: Worsted weight version (not shown): Crystal Palace Yarns Mochi Plus (80% merino, 20% nylon; 95 yds/87 m per 50g skein); color 551; 3 skeins
  • NEEDLES: DK weight: US #6 [4.0 mm].
  • NEEDLES: Worsted weight: US #8 [5.0 mm].

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