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Dream Weaver Yarns

Never mind hip knitting; to me it's all about being square. Square as in modular knitting. Square as in entrelac. The blockier the better, I say. So it only made sense when I decided to design a scarf that it should have angular characteristics. Though this scarf isn't of the modular persuasion, it's close enough.

Since I'm partial to narrow scarves, a finer gauge yarn was my first choice and Hempathy has a great hand that's drapey, firm and smooth. When I saw the Noro Silk Garden Lite, it made me wonder how the design would look with its ever-changing shades. I love the result and it makes up for a warmer and heartier scarf.

Being square doesn't mean being dull.

model: Mannie Kinn photos: Vyvyan Neel

SIZE
One
 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Version 1: 6 inches x 74 inches
Version 2: 4 inches x 78 inches

 
MATERIALS
Version 1 [below]: Noro Silk Garden Lite [45% Silk, 45% Mohair, 10% Lambswool; 137yd/125m per 50g skein]; color: #2014; 2 skeins
Version 2 [above]: Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy [41% Cotton, 34% Hemp, 25% Modal; 153 yd/140m per 50g skein]; color: #08 Turquoise; 2 skeins

Version 1: 1 set US #6/4mm straight needles
Version 2: 1 set US #4/3.5mm straight needles
Tapestry needle

 

GAUGE

Version 1: 20 sts/30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Version 2: 26 sts/33 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Gauge is not critical for this project; a tighter or looser gauge will yield a smaller or larger scarf.

 
PATTERN NOTES

[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here]

The Cable Cast On method is recommended for this project.

When two sets of numbers are shown in the instructions, they apply to Version 1[Version 2].

Both charted and written directions are included.

DIRECTIONS

Note: Odd-numbered rows are RS rows, and even-numbered rows are WS rows.

Directions for working from Charts [above]

Work Section 1.

Work Section 2 27[35] times, or until scarf is desired length.

Work Section 3. Break yarn, draw through last st and pull tight.

Written Directions:

Section 1
CO 9 sts.

Rows 1, 2, 4, 6, & 8: K1, p7, k1.

Rows 3, 5 & 7: K1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, k1.

Row 9: K1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, k1, CO 8 sts. 17 sts.

Row 10: [K1, p7] 2 times, k1, CO 8 sts. 25 sts.

Rows 11, 12, 14 & 16: [K1, p7] 3 times, k1.

Rows 13 & 15: [K1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo] 3 times, k1.

Row 17: [K1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo] 3 times, k1, CO 8 sts. 33 sts.

Row 18: [K1, p7] 4 times, k1, CO 8 sts. 41 sts.

Rows 19, 20, 22 & 24: [K1, p7] 5 times, k1.

Rows 21 & 23: [K1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo] 5 times, k1.

Row 25: [K1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo] 5 times, k1, CO 8 sts. 49 sts.

Row 26, 27 & 28: [K1, p7] 6 times, k1.

Section 2
Row 1
: [K2tog, slip st back to left needle] 8 times, k2tog, yo, k4, ssk, yo, [k1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo] 4 times, k1. 41 sts.

Rows 2 & 4: [K1, p7] 5 times, k1.

Row 3: [K1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo] 5 times, k1.

Row 5: [K1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo] 5 times, k1, CO 8 sts. 49 sts.

Row 6, 7 & 8: [K1, p7] 6 times, k1.

Repeat Section 2 26[34] times more, or until scarf is desired length.

Section 3
Row 1: [K2tog, slip st back to left needle] 8 times, k2tog, yo, k4, ssk, yo, [k1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo] 4 times, k1. 41 sts.

Rows 2, 4, 6 & 7: [K1, p7] 5 times, k1.

Rows 3 & 5: [K1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo] 5 times, k1.

Row 8: [P2tog, slip st back to left needle] 7 times, p2tog, [p7, k1] 4 times. 33 sts.

Row 9: [K2tog, slip st back to left needle] 8 times, k2tog, yo, k4, ssk, yo, [k1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo] twice, k1. 25 sts.

Rows 10, 12, 14, & 15: [K1, p7] 3 times, k1.

Rows 11 & 13: [K1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo] 3 times, k1.

Row 16: [P2tog, slip st back to left needle] 7 times, p2tog, [p7, k1] twice. 17 sts.

Row 17: [K2tog, slip st back to left needle] 8 times, k2tog, yo, k4, ssk, yo, k1. 9 sts.

Rows 18, 20, 22 & 23: K1, p7, k1.

Rows 19 & 21: K1, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, k1.

Row 24: [P2tog, slip st back to left needle] 7 times, p2tog. Break yarn, draw through last st and pull tight.

FINISHING

Weave in ends.
Block, pinning points on scarf edges to finished width.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Vyvyan lives in Arkansas with her husband and teenage son. Whenever they can find the time, they travel with their Airstream Argosy trailer which is always packed with too many projects to ever finish on one voyage.

Vyvyan makes every effort to never turn her work as she knits and keeps the right side facing at all times. She hates the term "knitting backwards". Her blog can be seen here.