Building Blocks: Scarves by Courtney Kelley

Building Blocks: Scarves

Knitting
September 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch (see notes)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
440 - 660 yards (402 - 604 m)
Scarf A / 8” (20.25 cm) width, 60” (152.5 cm) length. Scarf B / 8.25” (21 cm) width, 60” (152.5 cm) length. Scarf C / 7.25” (18.5 cm) width, 60” (152.5 cm) length.
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Designed by Courtney Kelley, this #KWBuildingBlocks pattern is one of the only scarf patterns you’ll ever need! Laid out a little differently than our other Kelbourne Woolens designs, this pattern is a little more word-heavy and breaks down some of the intermediate-level techniques in order to make the knitting easy and enjoyable. The hope is that you not only learn something along the way, you end up with a fabulous scarf - or scarves - as well!

Flats or Circulars? A scarf can be worked on straight needles, or you can use a circular needle and work back and forth. It’s really just a matter of convenience or personal preference.

Slipping Stitches: To keep a tidy edge to your work, slip the first stitch of every row without knitting it. Slip the stitch as if to purl, with your working yarn in front. For scarf A and C you will then move the yarn to the back of the work between the points of your needles. For Scarf B you will keep the yarn in front to purl on WS rows.

Cabling Front vs. Back (Left vs. Right): Some patterns use “front” or “back” to describe a cable direction, and some use “left” or “right.” Front and back describes the action you must take as a knitter, and left and right describe the direction in which the cable leans. For a “front” / “left” cable you hold the stitches to be twisted to the front, and then work them so that the cable leans to the left. For a “back” / “right” cable you hold the stitches to be cabled to the back, and then work them so that the cable leans to the right.

There are a few tips and tricks provided in the pattern. They are individually linked throughout and also available at kelbournewoolens.com/knitting-tips-and-tricks.

Specifications
YARN

Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (100% North American wool; 220 yds/100gm skein).
Scarf A / Garter Scarf: rhododendron 609, 2 skeins.
Scarf B / 2x2 Rib Scarf: navy 410 (MC), 2 skeins, and jade 338 (CC), 1 skein.
Scarf C / Cabled Scarf: honey 708, 2 skeins.
GAUGE
17 sts + 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch, after blocking.
29 sts + 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in K2, P2 Ribbing, unstretched, after blocking.
22 sts + 22 rows = 4” (10 cm) in cable pattern, after blocking.
NEEDLES
1 – US 7 (4.5 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular or pair straights.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
NOTIONS
Locking stitch markers, darning needle, cable needle.
SIZE
Scarf A / 8” (20.25 cm) width, 60” (152.5 cm) length.
Scarf B / 8.25” (21 cm) width, 60” (152.5 cm) length.
Scarf C / 7.25” (18.5 cm) width, 60” (152.5 cm) length.
SKILLS
Scarf A / Knitting.
Scarf B / Knitting, purling.
Scarf C / Knitting, purling, basic cables.

Photography by Linette Kielinski