Crosswalk Scarf by Emily Ross

Crosswalk Scarf

Knitting
November 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter st, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
872 yards (797 m)
5½ " (14 cm) wide and 66" (167.5 cm) long from center back to end of each half.

This design is a fresh update of the classic garter stitch scarf. First, it’s knit on the bias, giving the scarf more structural integrity, then simple slipped stitches are added to emphasize the bias slant. Reversing the bias direction at the midpoint creates a unique angled shape—it not only keeps the knitting interesting, it also hugs the back of the neck nicely.

FINISHED SIZE
5½ “ (14 cm) wide and 66” (167.5 cm) long from center back to end of each half.

YARN
Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Shown here: Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash (100% fine superwash merino wool; 218 yd 199 m/3½ oz 100 g): #0070 Slate, 4
skeins.

NEEDLES
Size U.S. 8 (5 mm): straight.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

GAUGE
18 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter st, blocked.

Errata: Ending Chart, Rows 2, 4, 6, and 8. The stitches on the right side of the chart, between the ssk and the slip 1 should be knit, not purl, to match the left side of the chart.