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Neon Spectrum Scarf

Waiting for the Rains
Knitting
December 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
one-size: 6.25 x 80 inches (6.5 feet)
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A fantastic scarf for a scientist! An emission spectrum is created when a gas is heated and very specific wavelengths of light are produced. Each element on the periodic table produces its own unique combination of colors - like a fingerprint! This scarf is based on the emission spectrum of Neon, the element that - you guessed it - makes neon lights work.

The scarf is mainly black, with thin stripes of many colors. For accuracy of color, and to keep your yarn stash from expanding like a supernova, the stripes are made by knitting with multiple strands of DMC Embroidery Floss held together. Specific color numbers are provided in the pattern.

Pattern is written out, ie “work 3 rows black, 4 rows Color A, 8 rows black” and so on. This pattern is suitable for beginners.

There are two options included in the pattern: work the scarf flat and seam the long edge to hide the wrong side of the fabric, or knit in the round and then graft the ends shut.