Captain Austen's Scarf by Kathleen Dames
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Captain Austen's Scarf

September 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in Seaweed Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
5.0 mm (H)
299 - 300 yards (273 - 274 m)
One size
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A cozy scarf is a must for walking the deck of your ship, and what better way to dress it up than with a little of Frank Austen’s fringe? He worked the very same fringe (on some curtains) while on shore leave with his sister Jane. Luscious, Aran-weight Malabrigo Twist makes for a quick knit, and the reversible Seaweed stitch pattern will keep your interest until it’s time to tie that fringe and board your ship.

What you’ll love about knitting Captain Austen’s Scarf:

  • Seaweed stitch is a straightforward knit-purl pattern - easy to work, provided in both written and charted versions
  • Designed to use up just about all of two skeins of Twist - no awkward amounts of leftovers
  • Fringe edging is fun to create - you’ll start looking at everything around you to see what else might need fringe

What you’ll love about wearing Captain Austen’s Scarf:

  • There is no wrong side to this scarf - sometimes you fall for a scarf that has to be worn “just so” to be seen to advantage; this scarf looks great front- and reverse-facing
  • Worked in a lusciously soft yarn like Malabrigo Twist, you will love having this around your neck all winter long
  • You will entertain yourself with that fringe
  • Makes an excellent gift for any man or woman - just choose a favorite color and knit away!

Size/Finished Measurements
70” long x 6” wide, including fringe

Malabrigo Twist 100% merino wool; 150 yards/137 meters per 100g skein; color: Ravelry Red; 2 skeins
US8/5.0mm needle(s)
US H-8/5.0mm crochet hook (optional)
Tapestry needle

20 sts x 22 rows = 4” square in Seaweed stitch pattern

Skills Needed
casting on
binding off
following written or charted instructions for Seaweed stitch pattern (both included)
working fringe (written instructions included)