Nero by Jared Flood
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September 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch with Gauge Needle
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 560 yards (366 - 512 m)
Short (Medium, Long) Versions
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This scarf is a simple piece of stockinette that undergoes patterned fabric manipulation as it is worked. The sculptural folds are created by way of lifting selected stitches from several rows below and working them together with live stitches from your current row, in the same manner as a Three-Needle Bind Off. The final page of the pattern includes a helpful tutorial on working these Lifted Stitch Gathers. Follow the instructions for a scarf with a finished length of either of the three sizes, or, if you prefer to use every last yard of your yarn, continue working pattern repeats until you have approximately 6g of yarn leftover and proceed to final instruction for finishing hem.

Approx. 400 (480, 560) yards of worsted weight wool yarn

3 (4, 4) skein of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter
Sample shown is Long Version in Soot

17 stitches & 25 rows = 4” in Stockinette Stitch with Gauge Needle
20 stitches & 32 rows = 4” in Nero (charted) Pattern with Gauge Needle, relaxed after blocking

One pair of straight or circular needles in size needed to obtain gauge
An additional circular needle four sizes smaller than Gauge Needle
Suggested sizes: US 9/5.5 mm & US 5/3.75 mm

Short (Medium, Long) Version

Finished Dimensions
62 (74, 86)” length & 6.5” width; relaxed after blocking

Skill Level
2 of 5

A Japanese Translation is available: click on the pattern download button on the top right of this page and you will have the option of downloading an alternative Japanese Version
Translated by Meri Tanaka