Check Scarf by Assia Brill

Check Scarf

October 2019
Light Fingering ?
29 stitches and 57 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
500 - 553 yards (457 - 506 m)
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This check scarf is worked in conventional Garter stitch with
Distitch edging all the way round. The check pattern is obtained by intentional pooling, where we control the colour repeats of hand dyed yarn.

The pattern was designed to demonstrate Distitch selvedge and identical to it Distitch cast-on and bind-off. It is taken from Distitch, a book about this innovative principle of knitting. Distitch provides a very neat, clear and decorative edges, This scarf is presented in this video. More about Distitch knitting can be found on website

I bought just one skein of this yarn, as I was attracted to its unusual thread: it’s very springy with an almost horizontal twist. To show the shades of cherry and chocolate at their best, I used intentional
to obtain colours in solid blocks; each colour stacks on top of itself. To change the colour of the blocks, short rows are used. So there is no need to cut and waste the yarn nor to hide any ends later.

The Scarf can be knit any length and width.
Sample size: 21 x 92 cm (8.25” x 36.25”)

Choose a skein of fingering hand-dyed yarn dyed across into two
colours evenly (alternating evenly between two colours).
Sample uses: 1 skeins of Esopus in colour Cherry Cordial

553 yards of light fingering weight wool yarn

2.75 mm (US 2), or size to obtain the gauge, for working flat

29 sts x 57 rows = 10 cm (4”) square in garter stitch pattern using 2.75 mm (US 2) needles

Difficulty Level
Experienced (knits, short rows, intentional pooling)

Technical editor James Bartley.