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Spiraling Columns Scarf

from Carla Pera Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Spiraling Columns Scarf
Spiraling Columns Scarf
Spiraling Columns Scarf
Spiraling Columns Scarf
Spiraling Columns Scarf
Spiraling Columns Scarf

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cable cast on
  • Elastic bind off
  • Knit
  • Knit front and back increase (kf&b)
  • Knit 2 together knit stitch (photo tutorial provided)
  • Purl

Pattern Description:

This cozy neck scarf is knit from the bottom up. New stitches are added at each side edge to make a triangle with long, skinny armsjust right to warm your shoulders or to wrap and tie around your neck to cover that bare spot above your coat collar.

The spiraling rib stitch pattern is easy to memorize and keeps the knitting interesting. It not only looks ruggedly handsome in a solid or tweed, but also tames the pooling that can occur with variegated yarns. Both sides are attractive so you can choose how to wear it.

Instructions are included for two versions. (Note the piece is knit flat, but a circular needle is recommended due to the large number of stitches.)

Version 1 (sock weight):
360 yards (329 m) of fingering/sock weight yarn such as Malabrigo Sock
US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 24-inch (60 cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 16 sts/30 rows = 4 inches
Finished size: 69 inches (175 cm) x 16 inches (41 cm)

Version 2 (worsted weight):
195 yards (178 m) of a worsted weight yarn, such as Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted
US Size 9 (5.5 mm) 24-inch (60 cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 16 sts/24 rows = 4 inches
Finished size: 45 inches (114 cm) x 11.5 inches (29 cm)

If you have more yarn and want a shawlette or shawl, just keep going until you run out.

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit and includes charts, written instructions, and a photo tutorial on the k2togk stitch.

Gauge:

Version 1: 16 sts/30 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)
Version 2: 16 sts/24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Version 1: 69 inches (175 cm) wide x 16 inches (41 cm) high
  • Version 2: 45 inches (114 cm) wide x 11.5 inches (29 cm) high

Materials:

  • Version 1: 360 yds (329 m) sock weight yarn
  • Version 2: 195 yds (178 m) worsted weight yarn
  • Version 1: US Size 7 (4.5 mm) 24-inch (60 cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Version 2: US Size 9 (5.5 mm) 24-inch (60 cm) circular needle or size needed to obtain gaug

You Will Also Need:

  • Yarn needle
  • Row counter

Suggested yarn:

360 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Yarn Sock

Colorway:

204 Velvet Grapes
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Beginner
Knitting
Accessory
Women, Men, Petite, Tall, Plus-sized
Neckwear
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My mom taught me how to knit, sew and crochet when I was a girl. It's all part of who I am. I like to design things that are elegantly simple, not too difficult, but also might teach you something ...

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