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Men's Rustic Scarf

Knitting
October 2004
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
327 yards (299 m)

Pattern description from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts: “This scarf is made with a wonderfully earthy, tweed wool yarn that has a rugged, rustic look, but is not at all itchy. The colors of the stripes are rich but not too bright, which I’ve observed is the usual preference of the men whom I meet at Purl. Because you cast on stitches for the full length of the scarf, the stripes are vertical, rather than the typical horizontal stripes for scarves. Because you are working an odd number of rows for each garter stitch stripe, ‘blips’ of the old color are introduced at the beginning of a stripe in a new color. This adds an unexpected modern touch.”

Finished Measurements: 6” (15 cm) wide and 62” (157.5 cm) long.

Yarn: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Chunky (100% wool; 109 yards 100 meters / 100 grams): #554 stout (dark brown, A), #557 olive oil (B), and #551 string (tan, C), 1 skein each.

Needles: One 40” (100-cm) circular needle size US 11 (8 mm). Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Yarn needle, scissors.