Better Together by Carina Spencer

Better Together

Knitting
August 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in blocked stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
500 yards (457 m)
one size
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Better Together combines stripes, lace, and strategically placed buttons into a versatile scarf designed to be worn many ways.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

SIZES + MEASUREMENTS
Pattern is written for one size
WIDTH (TOP EDGE): 58”
WIDTH (BOTTOM EDGE): 73”
HEIGHT: 8”
HEIGHT CENTER-FRONT POINT: 11”

MATERIALS
YARN: in DK weight yarn:
MC (brown) - 320 yds 293 m
CC (green) - 180 yds 165 m

Sample was knit with Malabrigo Rastita (100% Merino Wool; 310 yds/100g) in Glitter (MC) and Mostaza (CC).

It’s best to choose a somewhat sturdy yarn for this scarf. More delicate yarns that create a drapey fabric, such as those with silk content may not work as well. I have knit this design in several yarns and found Malabrigo Rastita and other 100% wool yarns to create the best fabric to wear the scarf in all the ways shown.

NEEDLES: Circular needle in size US 7 (4.5 cm) OR size required to obtain gauge. Scarf is knit flat on a circular needle, so exact length of the needle isn’t critical. Anything 24” (60 cm) or longer will work.

NOTIONS: 4 markers, 11 buttons about ½” (1.25cm) in diameter, darning needle for weaving ends.

GAUGE
20 sts and 33 rows = 4” (10 cm) in blocked stockinette.

TECHNIQUES + STITCHES
cast on & bind off
cable cast on
i-cord bind off
knit & purl
use of stitch markers
basic intarsia techniques
decrease (k2tog, SSK, sl2-k1-psso, p2tog)
increase (YO)