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Knitting on the diagonal is a novel concept. This scarf takes full advantage of the idea –making for a fun-to-knit scarf with a cool, angular vibe.
The neatly shaped ends get even more emphasis with whimsical pom pom accents.
The diagonal diamond stitch pattern gives the appearance of alternating solid and lacy ribbons running the length of the scarf. Each lacy ribbon has little openwork diamonds shapes punctuated with little nupps that give the scarf lots of textural and visual interest. Plus, the stitch pattern is only a 6-row repeat that you will easily learn.
Knit-in garter stitch edgings all around create a tailored and fast finish.
The scarf blocks out beautifully in a classic wool with a nice, flat finish.
Errata fixed 2/13/17: p. 3, Row 6 of Lace. Should start with K3, p11. Chart has been fixed in new download.
Finished Knit Measurements: 8" [20 cm] x 66" [167.5 cm]
Yarn Used: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes (100% Peruvian Highland Wool); 1.75 oz/50g [110 yds/100 m] per ball: 4 balls in #24279 Mink Heather.
Pattern Gauge: Approx 16 sts and 21 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Lace patt, blocked.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted-weight wool blend with a suggested gauge of 18-20 sts = 4" [10 cm] size US 6-9 [4-5.5 mm] needles.
Approximate Total Yardage Required: 425 yd [389 m].
Some suggested yarns to try:
Berroco Ultra Alpaca (50% Super Fine Alpaca/50% Peruvian Wool); 3.5 oz./100g [215 yds/198 m] per hank: 2 hanks in #62189 Barley.
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 8 [5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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