Bifrost by Cate Carter-Evans


February 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 5 - 3.75 mm
625 - 675 yards (572 - 617 m)
This pattern is available for free.

Named for the shimmering rainbow bridge connecting heaven and earth in Norse mythology, this simple bias knit scarf is a colorful romp through every hue in the rainbow.

Designed to be worked from dozens of short lengths of yarn, this pattern includes a tutorial for the clasp-weft join – a technique adapted from weaving – which eliminates the need to weave in dozens of ends.

After the first few rows, this scarf is easy to knit without the pattern – perfect for social knitting or travel. Knitted in Infinite Twist’s Helix, it’s next-to-the-skin soft with gorgeous hand-feel and drape.

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Important note: I have tested the Clasp Weft Join in Helix, which is a natural wool 2-ply. I can’t guarantee how this join will work with other yarn, and it is not recommended for slippery or synthetic yarns.

If you are planning to use stash yarn and either don’t need the join tutorial or just want instructions for how to knit a bias scarf, I recommend my free pattern Candystripe, which is available in my pattern shop.