Konstanz scarf by Robynn Weldon

Konstanz scarf

August 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 6.5 rows = 1 inch
in Ribbed lace stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
481 yards (440 m)
One size: 107cm/42in long, 19cm/7.5in wide
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Visiting the German town of Konstanz – or, in Switzerland, Kreuzlingen – is a strange experience. The two are effectively one town, straddling the border. One can meander through the streets, never quite sure of which country one is actually in, and wondering idly why it should matter.

Just so, in the fully reversible Konstanz scarf, eddies of lace swell this way and that, never yielding a clue as to which side is “right”; a handy trick in a scarf. Using just 440m of luxury yarn, it’s a pretty muffler to tuck in your coat against the autumn breeze.

Instructions are also included for a cowl version – perfect if you have limited yarn!

Rating:PG (mild peril) – Lace is worked on both sides and the stitch count varies.

Skills used: Various increases and decreases, lace. For cowl, also provisional cast-on and Kitchener stitch.

Note on yarn substitution: The pattern will work well as written in sportweight or DK yarn; for light worsted yarn, try going up a needle size, or for fingering, go down a size (and possibly cast on an extra 20sts, to work one more pattern repeat). Gauge isn’t important, but getting a nice, drapey fabric is.

Thanks to technical editor Kate Atherley and my awesome testers!