High Sierra Scarf by Laura Cunitz

High Sierra Scarf

December 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
300 - 500 yards (274 - 457 m)
Cowl and Scarf
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High Sierra is a lacy infinity scarf perfect for the transition into winter. It has several knitting features you will enjoy:

  • Woven Cast On: Pretty and practical cast on that’s great for curved edges.
  • Showy Decrease: This central double decrease is a simple modification that results in cleaner more modern lines.
  • Resilient Bind Off: This new bind off gives you a small picot-like edge that also has more give.


  • Cowl: 42” around base, 24” at top and 15” deep
  • Scarf: 72” around base, 60” at top and 8” deep

Sample shown in 22 to 24 sts per 4” but other gauges will work.


  • Cascade Venezia Sport knit to label gauge.
  • Knit Picks Swish DK was knit with a larger needle (US7) for a looser gauge with more drape.

Approx. 300 yards for cowl and 500 yards for infinity scarf.

Needle Size: US 4 - 7