Elfreide by Lucy Sweetland

Elfreide

Knitting
January 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Textured Pattern (Top Panel Chart), relaxed after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 - 840 yards (640 - 768 m)
76½ (90)" length; 8½" wide
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In addition to being an incredibly warm winter accessory, Lucy Sweetland’s multi-directional scarf is an adventurous knitting process! Rich, knotted cables travel the asymmetric Center Panel, which also features a slipped-stitch texture pattern along one side. To finish, textured panels are worked at each end in a perpendicular direction and attached to the Center Panel as they are made. The entire piece is trimmed with a built-in I-Cord frame for a clean, finished look.


CONTRUCTION

  • The Cabled Center Panel is worked first, and begins with a Provisional Cast On. Upon completion, you will have live stitches at the beginning and end of this panel.
  • The Top Panel is worked second, and is attached to the live stitches along the top of the Cabled Center Panel as it is worked. This piece is finished with an I-cord Bind Off.
  • The Bottom Panel is worked last, and is attached to the provisional cast-on stitches from Center Panel in the same manner as Top Panel was attached. This piece is finished with a Reverse I-Cord Bind Off.

MATERIALS
Approximately 700 (840) yards of worsted weight wool yarn
5 (6) skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee- Columbia Wool; 140 yards/50g)
Photographed in Button Jar
Note: Shorter Version uses virtually all of the 5th skein. You may wish to buy an additional skein for safety, especially if you plan to do extensive swatching. Alternatively, you may leave off one repeat of the cable if you are running low on yarn.

GAUGE
38 stitches & 35 ⁵⁄₈ rows = 5” with Gauge Needle measured over cable patterns in Center Panel (stitches 17-55 of Chart); blocked & relaxed
22 stitches & 36 rows = 4” measured over Texture Pattern (Top Panel Chart); relaxed after blocking

NEEDLES
One pair of circular (or straight) needles in size needed to obtain gauges listed above
Suggested Size: US 8 (5 mm)

SIZES
Short (Long) Version

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
76½ (90)“ length; 8½” wide

SKILL LEVEL
4 of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns in this accessory are charted only.