Afton by Jared Flood
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Afton

Knitting
September 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in cable pattern from Afton Chart with Size A needles and using 2 strands of Loft held double, after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1210 - 2420 yards (1106 - 2213 m)
Regular Scarf (Wide Scarf, Wrap): 7¼ (13, 22)" wide; 69½ (69½, 84)" long (measurements taken from relaxed fabric after wet-blocking)
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Scarves and wraps often serve as ideal blank canvases for the exploration of captivating stitch patterns. Afton was born out of a desire to bedeck a simple, wearable shape with the intricate allover patterning of delicately textured lace and cable motifs. Designed with thoughtful details (a Tubular Cast On, broken rib hems, and flat cord selvedges) and written with instructions for working three widths with Peerie, Loft held double, or Shelter, Afton is one to take on for the pure enjoyment of creating beautiful fabrics to wrap up in.

Yarn

Fingering Weight (Held Singly)

5 (8, 17) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Peerie (100% American Merino Wool; 210 yards/50 grams)

Photographed in color Norway (Wide Scarf)

Fingering Weight (Held Double)

5 (9, –) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50 grams)

Photographed in colors Homemade Jam (Regular Scarf ) and Fossil (Wide Scarf )

Worsted Weight

– (–, 11) skeins Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
Photographed in color Soot (Wrap)

Yardage

Fingering Weight (Held Singly)

1030 (1520, 3425) yards of fingering weight wool yarn 

Fingering Weight (Held Double)

Approximately 1210 (2420, –) yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Worsted Weight

Approximately – (–, 1540) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

Gauge

Peerie: 35 stitches & 40 rows = 4” in cable pattern from Afton Chart with Size A needles and using one strand of Peerie, after blocking

Loft: 25 stitches & 31¼ rows = 4” in cable pattern from Afton Chart with Size A needles and using two strands of Loft held double, after blocking

Shelter: 20½ stitches & 24 rows = 4” in cable pattern from Afton Chart with Size A needles and using one strand of Shelter, after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

One pair of straight needles or a 24” (or longer) circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size Peerie: 2¾ mm (US 2)
Suggested Size Loft: 5 mm (US 8)
Suggested Size Shelter: 5½ mm (US 9)
Size B (for Ribbing)

One pair of straight needles or a 24” (or longer) circular needle* one or two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size Peerie: 2¼ mm (US 1) or 2 mm (US 0)
Suggested Size Loft: 4 mm (US 6)
Suggested Size Shelter: 4½ mm (US 7)
Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)

One pair of straight needles or a 24” (or longer) circular needle* one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size Peerie: 2 mm (US 0) or 1¾ mm (US 00)
Suggested Size Loft: 3¾ mm (US 5)
Suggested Size Shelter: 4 mm (US 6)
Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.

Finished Dimensions

Regular Scarf (Wide Scarf, Wrap)

Peerie: 9 (13¼, 25½)“ [22 (33.5, 65) cm] wide; 72½ (72½, 84½)” 184 (184, 214.5) cm long
Loft: 7¼ (13, –)“ [18.5 (33, –) cm] wide; 70½ (70½, –)” [179 (179, –) cm] long
Shelter: – (–, 22)“ [– (–, 56) cm] wide; – (–, 85)” [– (–, 216) cm] long
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

Tubular Cast On
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Skill Level

3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.