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Herringbone Parallelogram Scarf

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Here is a scarf just long enough to wrap around
the neck and cross over the chest, without leaving
the ends to show under a jacket waist. I’ve written
the instructions for fingering (sport, dk, worsted)
weight yarns, as if they were sizes, for ease of substitutions.

Finished Size
48” by 8 (8.5, 8.5, 8)”, 122 cm by 20 (21.5, 21.5,
20) cm.
Materials
540 (450, 410, 435) yards of fingering (sport, dk,
worsted) yarn The photo sample was worked in
3 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, Winter
White, using the sport weight instructions.

Some
popular yarns:

2.5 skeins of Softee Baby Solids and Maris
Bernat

4 skeins of Swish

2.5 skeins of Koigu Painters Palette Premium
Merino

2.5 skeins of Palette Knit Picks

2.5 skeins of Knit picks Stroll Solids,
Heathers and Twists

1 skein of Noro Kureyon Sock

1.5 skeins of Smooshy by Dream in Color

1 skein of Trekking XXL

3.5 skeins of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmirino

2 skeins of Cascade 220

1.5 skeins of Simply Soft by Caron

4 skeins of Wool of the Andes

2 skeins of Classic Wool Patons

4 skeins of Swish

2 skeins of Classy by Dream in Color

2.5 skeins of Wool Ease Solids and Heathers
Lion Brand

2 skeins of Berroco Comfort Solids and
Heathers

Needle Size
US Size 5 (6, 7, 8), 3.75 (4, 4.5, 5) mm or as needed
to obtain gauge.

Notions Required
tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Gauge
11 (10.5, 10.5, 10) stitches of pattern in 2” measured
along the row, not on the bias. wash and lay
flat to dry before checking gauge.

Skills
Cast on, cast off, knit, purl, make 1, knit two together,
spit splice, Russian Join, Swiss darning,
weaving in ends of yarn.

Thanks to my technical editor Katherine Vaughn. And to my pattern testers tcluck, autumngirl84, sparkynfiesty, stitchnerd, SnookiesOz, LittleP3, and Sisterlyknits for encouragement, stories, lovely photos and tips on wording and usability. And to Shannon Guest for the photographs, and to Andrew Guest for modeling the scarf.

Want to make a boomerang scarf instead of a parallelogram? See Stitchnerd’s Herringbone Boomerang Were you looking for this stitch, but with squared off ends? Try the Herringbone Rectangular Scarf.