This simple zig zagging stitch motif provides the perfect canvas for a beautiful yarn. The small repeat and the easy construction make it ideal for handspun yarn as well. The width can be easily adjusted and the scarf may be bound off when you run out of yarn.
Gauge: 20 sts and 32 rows per 4 inches (10 cm) square in zigzag pattern after blocking
Finished Measurements: 10 inches (25.5 cm) wide and 70 inches (178 cm) long
Yarn Requirements: 350 yds lace to fingering weight yarn. Shown in Habu Textiles N-6B Konyaku Root Sizing Silk in ‘Copper’;
Needle Size: 3.75mm (US 5) straight or circular needles for flat knitting or size needed to obtain gauge
Pattern Includes: charts and text translations of charts
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog, yo, ssk, m1.
Other Details: This scarf is worked in one piece from one short end to the other, with increases and decreases built into the pattern to create a zigzag border that flows with the zig zag in the stitch motif. If you choose to make the scarf out of a heavier or lighter weight yarn, you can adjust the cast on and the number of repeats as instructed in the notes. The nature of the repeat means that you can cast off whenever you would like, although it would be best done either at the midpoint or the end of a repeat.
This pattern is included in Twist & Knit: A Dozen Knitted Patterns for Handspun, Hand-dyed and One-of-a-kind Yarns.