Radiation Scarf

from Shannon Squire Designs

Radiation Scarf Pattern


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Knitting: Radiation Scarf
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details






Women, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • short rows
  • changing colors

Pattern Description:

Waaay back when, before I was born, my folks had a hippie-dippie shop in the town I grew up in called Radiation. They sold bell-bottoms, waterbeds, and other counter-culture goods. The basement of the house I grew up in was the perfect suburban basement, with old couches, a TV, a pool table, and, taking up one whole wall, the wooden, hand-painted sign from that very shop. This scarf reminds me of the Radiation sign - 70s letters, curving around a sun, with thick beams radiating from the center. It makes me think of home, and youth, and good times in that basement underneath that sign. I hope you'll get some of those good vibes while making and wearing this oversized scarf.


Sport-weight version: 22 stitches = 4"/10 cm in garter stitch, after blocking. Worsted-weight version: 18 stitches = 4"/10 cm in garter stitch, after blocking.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size fits most. 72"/183 cm long from tip to tip along top edge, 22"/56 cm wide at widest edge of triangle. Measured after blocking.


  • 705 yards/645 meters sport-weight or 750 yards/686 meters worsted-weight yarn, split between two colors
  • Sport-weight version: US #5/3.75 mm (or size to get gauge) for working flat. Worsted-weight version: US #9/5.5 mm (or size to get gauge) for working flat.

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

705 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

sport-weight: Schoppel Starke 6 and Quince & Co. Chickadee or worsted-weight: Schoppel Gradient and Knitted Wit Super Wash Merino


colorway 2137 and Frost or colorway 2202 and Salted Caramel

About Designer

About Designer

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I'm a rabid knitter, mother of two and all around crafty chica in Portland, Oregon. You can find me online at shannonsquiredesigns.com.

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