Steeked colourwork scarf
THE SCARF IS LONG AND WIDE, BRINGING COLOUR AND WARMTH TO THE CHILLIEST OF DAYS
JULIET BERNARD’S scarf is covered with geometric patterns inspired by the colours of Morocco. The stranded colourwork is knitted using two self-striping colourways of DY Choice Apollo; it’s worked in the round with a steek, then cut open. The scarf is long and wide, and will bring colour and warmth to the chilliest of days.
160cm (63in) long x 30cm (12in) wide
DY Choice Apollo (DK weight; 85% acrylic, 15% wool; 870m/951yds per 300g ball) A Pluto (01); 1 x 300g ball B Aurora (04); 1 x 300g ball
NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES
4mm (UK 8/US 6) circular needles, 120cm long Stitch markers
22 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over patt on 4mm needles
DY Choice c/o Designer Yarns 01535 664222 www.designeryarns.uk.com
For general abbreviations, see p81
Using 4mm circular needles and yarn A, cast on 408 sts. Pm and join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Round 1: K359, pm, knit to end. The 49 sts between the markers will form a steek which will become the fringe. Knit 2 more rounds in yarn A.
Join in yarn B and work Border Chart once, repeating the sts in the red box 44 times, then working the rem 7 sts of Chart to mrk. Alternate the yarns as follows over the rem 49 sts: *K1A, K1B; rep from * to end.
Begin working the Main Chart, repeating the sts in the red box 24 times and cont to work fringe sts as set.
Work Border Chart once more. Knit 3 rounds in yarn A.
Cast off 359 sts and break the yarn.
Slip the 49 steek sts off the needle and carefully unravel them. Hold a steam iron above the unravelled yarn to take out the kinks before cutting the strands in half. Don’t worry if some are longer than others, you can neaten them up later.
Take four strands and tie two knots, carefully pushing them up to the edge of your knitting. Repeat across all the strands. Trim the ends to the length you prefer.
Block gently, following any yarn care instructions on the ball band.
The pattern uses two self-striping colourways