Watching snowflakes drift slowly down while waiting for the bus home, the air is crisp and fresh. Thoughts of hot chocolate and a crackling fire bring feelings of anticipation and homeliness. You snuggle your chin closer into the softness of the scarf feeling as though wrapped in a cozy blanket.
This scarf is a fun knit that is mostly worked in stockinette for simplicity, but kept interesting by its angular shaping. The blocks of contrast with a pop of colour give it visual interest along with some subtle texture and bit of eyelet lace. Worked in bulky yarn it makes a bold statement and is super cozy to wear!
Finished Size 6” wide by 95” long, including fringe, for bulky weight version; 5 1/2” wide by 86” long, including fringe, for worsted weight version.
Yarn Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 137yds/100g: Silver (MC), 4 skeins; Stormy (CC1), Wallaby (CC2), and Honey (CC3), 1 skein each.
Yarn Stash Buster Edition! You’ll need 450-550 worsted or bulky weight MC and 110-140 yards of 3 CCs. I used Lion Brand Yarns Fishermen’s Wool, 100% Pure Virgin Wool; 465 yd/227g: Brown Heather (MC), and worsted weight half balls of random light grey (CC1), yellow (CC2), and pink (CC3) from my stash.
Needles Size 10 1/2 (6.5 mm): 16-24” circular (cir) for bulky weight yarn. Size 9 (5.5 mm): 16″ (cir) for worsted weight yarn.
Notions Marker (m); size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook.
Gauge 15 sts and 20 rows = 4″ in St st for bulky weight and 17 sts and 22 rows = 4″ in St st for worsted weight, though getting exact gauge is not necessary for this design, but it will change yardage requirements.
Notes: It’s easy to miss a yo or forget the s2kp so remember to check your stitch count often! The stitch count should not change from what you cast on.
The Designer: Born and raised in New Zealand, I knew plenty about sheep and wool but nothing about what being cold really meant. It wasn’t until the Kiwi sense of adventure persuaded my husband and I to pack up our family of six and move to Canada that I discovered the true meaning of winter. Warm woolly knits started flying off the needles! I have been using knitting as my creative outlet for several years, mostly for my family, and love the challenge of designing knitwear that is different while still being easy to knit. You can read my blog at www.whattomakenext.blogspot.com, find me on Ravelry as usthree and I’m just finding my way around Instagram, I’m a.bertram, so please say hi! For questions about this pattern please contact Amber at email@example.com