Not-So-Plain Geometric Scarf by Paula Jenne

Not-So-Plain Geometric Scarf

September 2004
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
822 yards (752 m)
7½" (19 cm) wide and 52" (132 cm) long
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Pattern Description from Scarf Style: “For Paula Jenne, there is something magical in knitting - the way you make the fabric stitch by stitch and shape it at the same time. As Paula knits along, she makes decisions about color, size, and embellishments. In this scarf, she added pockets for cocooning in her drafty old New England home on subzero winter nights when ‘I loathe to poke a finger out from my swaddling to grab a tissue or the remote.’ Paula’s scarf with its lively arrangement of colors and subtle embellishments of beads and striped cording will keep your neck - and your hands - warm. Paula hopes knitters will be inspired by her pattern to reinterpret and reinvent it for other versions.”

Finished Size: 7½“ (19 cm) wide and 52” (132 cm) long.

Yarn: Jaeger Extra Fine Merino DK (100% Merino; 137 yd (125m)/ 50 g): #988 alpine (dark olive), #945 black currant (blue-purple), #987 cypress (light green), #979 tango (orange), #984 violet, #920 wineberry (burgundy), 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers. Note: Almost every inch of dark olive, blue-purple, light green and orange were used. You may want to buy two skeins of these colors for safety’s sake - the leftovers would make wonderful mittens!

Needles: Size 7 (4.5mm): double pointed (dpn) or 24” (60-cm) circular (cir) for scarf. Size 6 (4 mm) or size 7 (4.5 mm): 2 dpn for filler cord covering. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Stitch holder; size F/6 (4-mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle; smaller needle for applying beads (if other needle will not fit through the bead holes); size 6° Czech glass beads, ruby (60), violet (24), and blue-gray (24); 2 yd (2 m) 5/32” (4-mm) filer cord; Delta jewel glue for securing beads after sewing; ¾ yd (meter) lining fabric 45” (110 cm) or wider (optional); sewing needle and matching thread for attaching lining (optional).

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st.