Colorwash Scarf by Kirsten Kapur

Colorwash Scarf

April 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Openwork pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
800 yards (732 m)
Depth: 18" (45.5cm) and Length 85" (216cm)
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Colorwash is a perfectly formed scarf that will never leave your neck, in a swoosh shape that dangles artfully but doesn’t corkscrew. A fun-to-learn, fun-to-knit mesh section framed by a soothing garter stitch border that ends when you run out of yarn or want to stop knitting. Knit it in one color or in pleasing pairs of colors. Practically perfect, and the answer to making the most of these lovely skeins of Lichen and Lace.

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The Colorwash Scarf is not sold as a single pattern.

Knitted Measurements
Depth, from top edge to point: Approx 18” (45.5 cm)
Length, measured along top curve: Approx 85” (216 cm)

Superwash Merino Fingering by Lichen and Lace 3.5 oz (100 g)
skeins, each approx 400 yards (366 m), 100% superwash merino

Rosewood Colorway
A: Beach Glass, 1 skein
B: Rosewood, 1 skein

Pewter Colorway
A: Marsh Lily, 1 skein
B: Pewter, 1 skein

Orchid Colorway
Orchid, 2 skeins

Size US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm) long, or size needed to
achieve gauge

18 sts and 26 rows = 4” (10 cm) over Openwork Pattern, blocked.
Note: It is important to block your swatch when measuring gauge. The stitch pattern will open up quite a bit with blocking.

This asymmetrical, curved triangular scarf begins at one narrow end and
increases to a garter-stitch border. Throughout the pattern, each right side row increases the total stitch count by 1 stitch. When alternating colors every two rows in the Openwork Pattern, do not cut the yarn; carry the yarn not in use up the outside edge.
The Orchid Colorway uses only 1 color throughout; if you choose to work the Orchid Colorway, disregard all references to colors A and B.