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Esker Scarf

by Jen May
Knitting
September 2010
Light Brown Hare Custom DK
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
220 - 250 yards (201 - 229 m)
34" wingspan
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“Esker: a long winding ridge of stratified sand and gravel, examples of which occur in glaciated and formerly glaciated regions of Europe and North America.”



This handy triangle scarf was designed specifically with handspun and handpainted yarn in mind. The long pattern floats will make special yarns stand out, and the unisex pattern is easy and quick to memorize.

The original handspun scarf was made from 4 oz. (225 yards) of DK-weight, Shetland wool chain-plied to preserve long color transitions. The handpainted version was made from 100 g (246 yards) of commercially-spun Merino.

One 29 inch size 6/4mm circular needle is needed, as well as 4 stitch markers.

Update, 11/10: Version 1.1 of the pattern was released to correct a mistake in line 5.