Matanuska Eternity Scarf by Melinda Peiserich

Matanuska Eternity Scarf

January 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
350 yards (320 m)
40" circumference/8" width
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This eternity scarf is named for the beautiful Matanuska Valley in Alaska including the Matanuska Glacier. Alaska is one of my husband’s and my favorite travel destinations. We are very fortunate to have family who live there and go to visit every 2 years. The drive through the Mat-Su Valley on the way to the Matanuska Glacier is one of our favorites. Naturally, the glacier is also great fun to climb on and explore as well.

The pattern is one that shows off handspun and self-striping yarns particularly well. The scarf pictured was knit with approximately 350 yds. of sport/DK weight handspun yarn from 4 oz. of fiber. It is 40” in circumference and 20” in length from one end of the loop to the other and 8” wide. Naturally, the pattern can be easily modified to make it longer or shorter depending on the desired length. I find the 20” length/40” circumference to be plenty to loop over twice if more warmth is desired, but not too long when looped only once.