Amherst kerchief by Marjorie Dussaud

Amherst kerchief

July 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in slipped stitch pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
924 yards (845 m)
48½” wide and 13½” deep (without tassels)
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This pattern is available from for $6.50.

Amherst is a classic triangular scarf featuring a fun slipped stitch pattern that mimics old school tweed. The slipped stitch pattern gives a solid and warm fabric, perfect to keep the throat warm during the cold winds of Fall. The addition of tassels to the extremities of the scarf makes for a fun, youthful touch. The I-Cord border gives the final touch of a modern and feminine looking grandpa’s scarf!

The colorplay on this design makes it also very versatile, as it can morph from a very classic look, to a more quiet feel, or go funky with modern and bold colors.

This tweed scarf is constructed using a traditional triangular method, with the increases on the extremities on each rows and the increases in the center on RS rows only, in order to obtain wide wing spans that will show the added tassels at their best. The yarn used is a 100% wool in fingering weight, as this stitch pattern need to be blocked to lay flat. It is a design fit for the advanced beginner, with only slipped stitch used to create the colorwork effect, but with the result of a way more complicated project.