IAD (Dulles) scarf by Sarah Gilbert
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IAD (Dulles) scarf

January 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 6.5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
one size
This pattern is available for free.

started this scarf as a project, an exercise, a meditation. I’ll knit it when I’m waiting for things to work out, to be right, I thought. I will knit up my frustration, my angst, I will change it to love. Like the little boy in Kristen Balouch’s Mystery Bottle, I will breath in the wind and mix it with love and knit it into the scarf.

I also wanted to make a scarf pattern to match the dulles hat, partially to make a matched set and partially as gratitude to all those who bought my pattern and made me feel loved, and knittingly competent.

What came out was a lovely scarf best suited for a little girl, although I must say it looks wonderfully on Everett and feels soft and comforting and springy on my own neck. I’ll likely add a larger size for especially cold necks, but this would be suitable for an adult, if the adult isn’t one of those people who prefer scarves that trail on the pavement. It’s very simple to knit, and leaves a smallish ball of leftover yarn if you use Malabrigo Worsted, as I did. (The color I used is “intenso,” and it’s fiery and sparkling and gorgeous, isn’t it?)