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Alma's Scarf

Knitting
November 2009
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in large chevron pattern on larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
750 yards (686 m)
13" wide and 86" long, after blocking
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Pattern Description from Interweave Knits, Winter 2009: “Alma’s Scarf incorporates textural components, color, and lace for a luxurious knitted interpretation of the traditional rebozo. Mareike Sattler combines dramatic knit-and-purl chevron and lace motifs to capture the intricacy of woven fabric and elaborately knotted fringes - in a silk and wool blend for sumptuous drape.”

Finished Size 13” wide and 86” long, after blocking.

Yarn Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (70% merino, 30% silk; 150 yd 135 m/50 g): #300X topaz, 5 skeins. Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.

Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions About 2 yd of smooth waste yarn; size F/5 (4 mm) crochet hook; marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” in large chevron patt on larger needle.

Note: This shawl begins with a provisional cast-on and then is worked in two sections from the center out.