The English county of Kent is renowned for its hard winters. Residents living in towns such as Beckenham soon learn to wrap themselves up well when the northerly winds arrive. Here are two scarves that might just keep them – and you – warm during the deepest of chills. The grey scarf is worked in a soft worsted-weight merino wool, while the green version uses a super-warm chunky yarn.
The pattern features a strongly graphical design which is perfect for a man's scarf and includes instructions for three different widths. The patterning is completely reversible so it doesn't matter which side shows as the breezes start to blow.
Please see below for more information about this pattern.
Techniques Required: Knitting, purling and working with long stitch charts and/or written instructions.
Sizes: Slim (Medium, Wide).
Each width can be worked in either a worsted-weight yarn or a chunky yarn.
A – Worsted Weight Yarn (shown here in Grey):
Finished Sizes: 18.5 (20, 21.5) cm / 7½ (8, 8½) ins wide
x 150 (165, 185) cm / 60 (66, 72) ins long
Yarn: Valley Yarns by Webs "Amherst" worsted weight yarn, 100% merino wool,
100m/109 yds:50gm ball x 5 (5, 6) balls in colour: Light Grey
Actual amount used in wide size grey scarf as shown:
237gm/8.4 oz, 475m/520 yds
Needles: Size 5.0 mm/US #8 straight needles, length 25cm/10 ins
Gauge: 20 sts/31 rows:10cm/4 ins in Seeded Chevron pattern
using 5.0mm/US #8 needles and worsted weight yarn
B – Chunky Yarn (shown here in Green):
Finished Sizes: 24 (26, 28) cm / 9½ (10¼, 11) ins wide
x 150 (165, 185) cm / 60 (66, 72) ins long.
Yarn: Berroco "Vintage Chunky", 52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon,
125m/136 yds:100gm skein x 4 (4, 5) skeins in colour: #6177 Douglas Fir
Actual amount used in wide size green scarf as shown:
385gm/13.5 oz, 477m/524 yds
Needles: Size 6.0 mm/US #10 straight needles, length 30cm/12 ins
Gauge: 15 sts/24 rows:10cm/4 ins in Seeded Chevron pattern
using 6.0mm/US #10 needles and chunky yarn.
Notions: Row counter, tapestry needle for finishing ends
The pattern includes stitch charts and full line-by-line instructions and is available for immediate download.
Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or PayPal. You will then receive a confirmation of your transaction together with the download link by e-mail.
The pdf file can be printed out or viewed on a computer, tablet or mobile device. Please let me know if you have any difficulties in downloading or opening the file.
24 Oct 2013: Beckenham Scarf
29 Oct 2013: How long shall I make this scarf?
31 Mar 2014: It's good to have options
© Moira Ravenscroft, 2015