Calash by Heidi Schultz


September 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
690 yards (631 m)
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Designed by: Heidi Schultz for KNITTY Deep Fall 2019

Finished measurements:
Width 11 inches/28 cm
Length 100 inches/254 cm

US #5/3.75 mm needles (straight or circular, for working flat)
Stitch markers
Removable stitch marker or safety pin
Tapestry needle

Living in the Pacific Northwest, hats and scarves are a staple part of my wardrobe during the colder months. Some mornings, keeping track of both a hat and a scarf while trying to walk the dogs and get ready for work is just a little too much, and thus Calash was born. Inspired by the shape of 18th century rain bonnets (or calash), this hooded scarf is roomy enough for a cute hairstyle and warm enough to keep the damp and chill from creeping down your coat. The scarf is knit end-to-end, with simple shaping, creating a scarf that tapers at both ends. An easily memorized and fun stitch pattern frames the face and provides structure. The crown is shaped with a few short rows, which can be omitted if you like a pointy hood. The tails of the scarf are long enough to wrap twice around the neck for extra cold days or can be left hanging in a variety of ways.

NOTE: In Section 1, note that the row numbers on the chart do not correctly indicate WS/RS. After the 3 setup rows, Row 1 starts with Row 4 of the chart.

Errata: Section 2, WS row should read: Sl1 wyib, k1, p1, k1, p to marker, work in pattern as set to end of row.