Baloolah Scarf by Amber Bertram
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Baloolah Scarf

Knitting
September 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
800 yards (732 m)
6” wide by 95” long, including fringe, for bulky weight version; 5 1/2” wide by 86” long, including fringe, for worsted weight version
This pattern is available from hollaknits.com for $4.00.

Watching snowflakes drift slowly down while waiting for the bus home, the air is crisp and fresh. Thoughts of hot chocolate and a crackling fire bring feelings of anticipation and homeliness. You snuggle your chin closer into the softness of the scarf feeling as though wrapped in a cozy blanket.

This scarf is a fun knit that is mostly worked in stockinette for simplicity, but kept interesting by its angular shaping. The blocks of contrast with a pop of colour give it visual interest along with some subtle texture and bit of eyelet lace. Worked in bulky yarn it makes a bold statement and is super cozy to wear!

Finished Size 6” wide by 95” long, including fringe, for bulky weight version; 5 1/2” wide by 86” long, including fringe, for worsted weight version.

Yarn Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 137yds/100g: Silver (MC), 4 skeins; Stormy (CC1), Wallaby (CC2), and Honey (CC3), 1 skein each.

OR

Yarn Stash Buster Edition! You’ll need 450-550 worsted or bulky weight MC and 110-140 yards of 3 CCs. I used Lion Brand Yarns Fishermen’s Wool, 100% Pure Virgin Wool; 465 yd/227g: Brown Heather (MC), and worsted weight half balls of random light grey (CC1), yellow (CC2), and pink (CC3) from my stash.

Needles Size 10 1/2 (6.5 mm): 16-24” circular (cir) for bulky weight yarn. Size 9 (5.5 mm): 16″ (cir) for worsted weight yarn.

Notions Marker (m); size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook.

Gauge 15 sts and 20 rows = 4″ in St st for bulky weight and 17 sts and 22 rows = 4″ in St st for worsted weight, though getting exact gauge is not necessary for this design, but it will change yardage requirements.

Notes: It’s easy to miss a yo or forget the s2kp so remember to check your stitch count often! The stitch count should not change from what you cast on.