French Oak by Marie Greene

French Oak

Knitting
February 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
28.4 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in full stitch pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
680 - 700 yards (622 - 640 m)
One size
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Oregon is home to nearly 400 wineries, most of which are located along the western part of the state where the damp, moderate climate nurtures vines that produce some of the country’s finest pinots. Though some wines are aged in stainless steel or even concrete barrels, most premium wines (especially pinots) are still aged in French oak.

The French Oak Scarf is my nod to the beautiful structure and grain of French oak and its contribution to the delicate flavor profiles of Oregon wines. This scarf is knit with a v-cable that hints at vines (or vino?) within a structured off-set background.

There’s more than one way to wear an off-set scarf -- be creative!

Delicate Oregon wines wouldn’t be what they are
without French oak barrels. Inspired by wine country,
French Oak is a richly textured scarf for you or your
favorite someone. The gorgeous texture is easy to
memorize, but keeps things interesting knitting from
start to finish. The vibrant pattern shows well in any
solid, tonal or heathered yarn and is perfect for any
gender.

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner

Sizes
One size

Finished Size
Width 8.5 inches (approx. 21.6 cm)
Length 84 inches (approx. 213 cm)

Gauge
28 stitches and 34 rows in 4 inches/10 cm in pattern
Gauge is not crucial.

Yarn
680-700 yards worsted weight wool (Sample knit with
The Fibre Co Cumbria Worsted 60% merino wool,
30% brown masham wool and 10% mohair 218m /
238yds per 100g hank)

NOTE: Yarn substitutions will create variable results.

Needles
US Size 7/4.5mm (24”) circular needle

Notions
Stitch markers
Cable needle