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Attleboro, Massachusetts

Christine Guest has been designing knit and crochet items since high school, with long breaks due to carpal tunnel syndrome. She studied chemistry and mathematics at Houghton College, then married ...

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Herringbone Rectangular Scarf

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Herringbone Rectangular Scarf
Herringbone Rectangular Scarf front view
Herringbone Rectangular Scarf profile view of scarf

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • cast off
  • M1 right leaning
  • M1 left leaning
  • M1 purlwise right leaning
  • M1 purlwise left leaning
  • k2tog
  • SSK
  • k3tog
  • (p1,k1) in one stitch
  • p2tog
  • P2tog-tbl

Pattern Description:

A friend challenged me to make a version of the Herringbone Parallelogram Scarf with blunted ends, but keeping the flexible pattern where you can use whichever yarn you choose: fingering (sport, dk, worsted) because the pattern is written with yarn weights as if they were sizes.

The photography sample was knit in Quince and Co. Lark, but here are the yardages you need for several popular yarns:

Some popular yarns:
 2.5 skeins of Softee Baby Solids and Maris
 4 skeins of Swish
 2.5 skeins of Koigu Painters Palette Premium
 1 skein of Noro Kureyon Sock
 1.5 skeins of Smooshy by Dream in Color
 1 skein of Trekking XXL
 3.5 skeins of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmirino
 2 skeins of Cascade 220
 1.5 skeins of Simply Soft by Caron
 4 skeins of Wool of the Andes
 2 skeins of Classic Wool Patons
 4 skeins of Swish
 2 skeins of Classy by Dream in Color
 2.5 skeins of Wool Ease Solids and Heathers
Lion Brand
 2 skeins of Berroco Comfort Solids and


11 (10, 9, 8) stitches of pattern in 2"/5cm measured
along the row, not on the bias. Wash and lay swatch
flat to dry before checking gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • scissors
  • darning needle

Suggested yarn:

430 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Quince and Co. Lark