Harpstrings Double-Knit Accent Scarf by Caroline Steinford
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Harpstrings Double-Knit Accent Scarf

March 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in double-knit
US 2 - 2.75 mm
460 - 600 yards (421 - 549 m)
5” x 54”
This pattern is available for $6.95 USD
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An elegant accent to make for yourself or as a gift your favorite harper or harpist. (Yes, they’re different. In general usage, a “harper” is someone who uses a lever or folk harp, usually playing folk or traditional tunes,while a “harpist” uses a pedal harp and often plays a more classical repertoire. But whether they play the harp or not, any music lover in your life would love this warming accessory.)

The Harpstrings scarf is 5” x 50” and can be completed as shown with 1 skein of each color of KnitPicks Stroll. If you want to add repeats and make the scarf longer, you will need extra yarn. Colors shown in scarf A are Pine (green) and Dune Twist (tan/brown). Scarf B uses 1 skein each of KnitPicks Stroll Firecracker (red) and Stroll Tonal in Golden Glow (yellow).

Skills required: Knit, purl, double knitting, grafting.

The scarf is worked in two pieces (from short outside edges toward center), then grafted together. Don’t be afraid of the double-knitting if you’ve never done it before. It’s very much like K1/P1 ribbing, using 2 colors. Instructions for double-knitting are included in the pattern, as well as photos showing 2-layer grafting in progress.

A Special KnitPicks Edition of this pattern is now available for $4.99 through the KnitPicks Independent Designer Program.

EU customers can purchase this pattern through Patternfish.