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Modernist Scarf

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Modernist Scarf
Modernist Scarf
Modernist Scarf
Modernist Scarf

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, Purl, slipped stitches, short rows

Pattern Description:

This scarf, knit in two directions,allows much room for creativity.
It can be made with one type of yarn, but is best for color or texture blocking. You can also try something I call comfort blocking - put a soft luxury yarn in places which touch your skin and less touch friendly but fabulous looking yarn on the ends.

Shown in Habu Textiles Shosenshi Paper and
Shalimar Yarns Breathless.

Please note that instructions can be used as a recipe for any weight yarn or stitch gauge.

Recommended yarn:
Yarn A: 1 skein of Habu Textiles A-60 Shosenshi Paper, shown in color 116.
Yarn B: 1 skein of Shalimar Yarns Breathless, shown in color primula.

Gauge Shown:
Yarn A: 37 stitches and 32 rows in a 4"x4" 1 x 1 ribbing square.
Yarn B: 26 stitches and 36 rows in a 4"x4" stockinette square.

Supplies: Size 4 needles (or appropriate to your yarn)
Sewing needle
Stitch marker

Follow these rules for the best results:
Make sure Yarn A is no heavier than Yarn B.
Choose your needle size based on the weight of Yarn B.


26 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size fits all


  • US 4 - 3.5 mm needles
  • 2 contrasting yarns

You Will Also Need:

  • a marker

Suggested yarn:

700 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Habu Textiles Shosenshi Paper, Shalimar Yarns Breathless

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