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Knitted Scarf

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The inspiration for this scarf came from the Arabella shawl by Skeino. The shawl is made in a fine Merino yarn, and is knitted in garter stitch, using the technique of short rows to create triangles of different colours. A lacey row connects each triangle with the next to create a beautiful shawl. I thought this technique would make a great scarf.

There is an official Arabella Scarf http://www.skeino.com/knitting-kits/arabella-scarf.html which is very nice. However, I wanted the design and shape of the Arabella shawl, only scarf sized. I also wanted it made in thicker yarn.

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I used the free pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/arabella-shawl, making only a few changes. I cast on only 78 sts, used yarn in two colours only, cast on only 10 sts on the change yarn row, and worked 26 triangles of the same size to achieve the length I required. My scarf measures approximately 60 inches long at the cast off edge and 9 inches wide.

To make my scarf:
Yarn Type: 100grm DK Acrylic hand knitting yarn in each colour (black & Grey).
Needles: 4.00mm (UK8) circular knitting needle.
Method: Follow the free pattern.

The video below may also be helpful.

My scarf is unusual and drapes beautifully!

 


 
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Posted by on October 30, 2016 in Knitting, Scarf, Shawl, Wrap

 

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