The main leafy motif in this piece makes a great scalloped edge and is deceptively easy to work. When worked with an alpaca blend yarn (as in the wrap version), it drapes and swings in an alluring way reminiscent of diagonal pleats.
Gauge: 21 stitches and 26 rows over 4 inches (10cm) in center pattern after blocking.
Finished Measurements: 20 inches (51cm) wide, 70 inches (178cm) long. Worked with 6 repeats for length.
Yarn Requirements: 866 yards of fingering weight yarn. Sample shown in Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in ‘Prune Mix’
Needle Size: 3.5 mm (US 4) straight or circular needle for flat knitting or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 15 stitches and 16 rows over 4 inches (10cm) in center pattern after blocking.
Finished Measurements: 7 inches (18cm) wide, 60 inches (152cm) long. Worked with 3 repeats for length.
Yarn Requirements: 253 yards (about 4 ounces) of handspun dk weight 2-ply from Chameleon Colorworks BFL Top in ‘Briar Rose’
Needle Size: 3.75 mm (US 5) straight or circular needle for flat knitting or size needed to obtain gauge.
Pattern Includes: charts and text translations of charts
Stitches Used: knit, purl, knit through the back loop, ssk, sl1 k2tog psso, k2tog, k2tog through the back loop, k3tog, k3tog through the back loop, yo.
Other Details: Whether scarf or wrap, this piece is knitted from one cast on short edge along the full length of the piece. To get the most out of the yardage for the scarf, you can replace the border stitches with garter edge stitches (3 on each side) as is done with the Red/Brown version.
This pattern is included in Twist & Knit: A Dozen Knitted Patterns for Handspun, Hand-dyed and One-of-a-kind Yarns.