In this new version, I have included three different widths and lengths so you can really tailor your project according to the recipient. There are now charts and instructions for a Slim, Medium and Wide size each with a slightly different look, and of course all are completely reversible like the original.
The slim version of the scarf features deep "V" pattern shapes. This gives a dynamic, modern edge to this version and this could be further emphasised by strong colour choices.
Working in a worsted weight yarn such as the beautifully soft Amherst by Webs this version will measure 18.5cm/7.5 ins in width, while a thicker yarn such as Berroco's Vintage Chunky will give a comfy width of 24cm/9.5 ins.
In the pattern I have suggested a length of 150cm/60 ins, but of course you can work a longer scarf if you prefer. Have a look at my earlier blogpost: “How long shall I make this scarf?” for some ideas on this.
The new medium version of the scarf has a slightly wider chevron patterning which gives a pleasing, classic result.
This works very well in a worsted weight yarn with a good standard width of 20cm/8 ins. In a chunky yarn the scarf would be 26cm/10.25 ins wide which is a lovely width for a warm winter scarf.
This version of the scarf is a little longer and measures 165cm/66 ins, but again you can modify this if you desire.
This is the original version of the pattern and features a wide chevron design with a low 'rise' in the V‐shape patterning, giving a sophisticated feel to the final fabric.
It has a width of 21.5cm/8.5 ins (21.5 cm) when knitted in a worsted weight wool, and 28cm/11 ins in a chunky yarn – perfect for the fashion‐forward set. Both measure 185cm/72 ins long.
I hope you enjoy working with these variations. As I said in the title: it's good to have options! The samples have been worked in another of my favourite yarns, Cascade yarns Eco Cloud, a beautifully soft 70% merino wool, 30% baby alpaca mixture with great stitch definition.
The stitch used for this scarf is a modification of Seeded Chevron from our book, Reversible Knitting Stitches. This is a really interesting stitch giving a wonderful texture and patterning on both sides of the scarf. This makes it really easy to wear as you don’t need to worry which side is showing when you wrap it around your neck.
If you would like to read more about the Beckenham Scarf pattern, please click here. It is available for immediate download from the site.
Happy Scarf Knitting!