This beautiful stole is worked in a complex looking but actually very simple pattern which creates wonderful texture and movement and works well with any yarn, smooth yarns show the stitch definition off best but fine yarns like Rowan Kidsilk Haze can create a fragile evening piece (or summer wedding ) using exactly the same instructions. Our sample here shows the piece worked in new Rowan Felted Tweed Colour, so the colour gradients are all contained within the one yarn, but it also works beautifully in a single colour, or stripes worked to follow the patterning.
Materials: 6 balls Felted Tweed Colour (shown in shade Amethyst.
Measurements of finished garment: 15 x 100 inches, 38 cms x.254 cms.
1 x pair 4.5mm knitting needles..
.Cast on 82 sts and work 8 rows in garter stitch..
.Row 9.: Knit
.Row 10: Knit 5, purl to last 5 stitches, Knit 5..
.Row 11: Knit 5, *(K2tog) x 3, (yarn over needle, knit 1) x 6, (knit 2 tog) x 6, repeat from * to.last 17 sts, (yarn over needle, knit one) x 6, (k2tog) x 3, knit 5..
Row 12: Knit.
Repeat rows 9 - 12 (maintaining 5 stitch border on both sides in garter stitch throughout.at end of all rows) until just enough yarn left to knit last 8 rows in garter stitch to match original 8 rows of scarf. Cast off.width of scarf ..
NOTE: To adjust size of scarf, add/subtract multiples of 18 stitches to keep pattern correct, and just work the length required in 4 row increments before finishing with 8 rows of garter stitch..