Meltwater Scarf by Elizabeth Elliott

Meltwater Scarf

Knitting
February 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
19.5 stitches and 18.5 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
750 - 800 yards (686 - 732 m)
8.5in/21.5cm wide x 78.5in/199cm long
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I came up with Meltwater when I picked up a skein of Quarry to try, playing around with small cables in big yarn. The yarn made such great ribbing and wonderful cables that I decided to use both and make a generous, squooshable scarf with an integrated i-cord border along each side. This pattern uses knit, purl, slipped stitches, and 2-stitch cables. Instructions for working the cables without a cable needle are included. The stitch patterns are charted only.

About the yarn: Brooklyn Tweed Quarry is a woolen- spun chunky weight yarn that blocks into a spongy, woolly, cohesive fabric. It looks a bit like an unspun, Lopi-style yarn, though it’s actually a loosely-spun 3-ply. This structure gives Quarry surprisingly good stitch definition, making cables and textures pop beautifully. The woolen-style spinning creates a lofty yarn with good memory and great yardage for the weight. If you are using a different yarn for this project, look for a yarn with good stitch definition and memory that won’t stretch out or become too heavy in this size of project.

Gauge: 4 repeats = 6.5in/16.5cm wide and 1 repeat = 6in/15cm in main pattern stitch, blocked. Exact gauge is not essential for this project, though differences in gauge will affect the size and yardage required.