One Row Chevron Scarf by Nick Davis

One Row Chevron Scarf

November 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in pattern as written
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
550 - 750 yards (503 - 686 m)
two widths: 9" and 12"; customizable
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The One Row Chevron Scarf is a reversible take on classic chevron stitches. It knits up in just one pattern row (if you’ll excuse the setup rows; it has those too). This lighter sister to Feather is a good travel companion; the concise pattern and lighter yarn make this a more portable project.

This scarf knits up in under two skeins of Malabrigo Rastita or Sock, or your own fingering to sportweight handspun! It’s ideal for showing off a lightweight chain-ply or fractal spin. As of this writing, yardages are estimates, and a little generous because of that.

Gauge is not too important for this project; you’ll want to aim for a supple fabric that drapes well, and this will look best if it’s not knit too loosely, but the main goal is a fabric you like. (Fit isn’t super important in a scarf. Though I totally recommend customizing length to your height.) Use needles to suit your yarn!

As rough guidelines, the fingering yarn works up to a gauge of 24 sts/4” in pattern, while the sport works up at 22 sts/4”.
To approximate this gauge, most knitters will probably need US 7/4,0mm needles for Rastita, and US5/3.75mm needles for fingering-weight yarn, but your mileage may vary.

2 skeins Malabrigo Rastita or Malabrigo Sock, or 550-750 yards of your own handspun
US5-7/3.5-4mm needles (straight or circular to be used as straight)

Quick thing to note: I changed the setup rows, so the published .PDF instructions give this scarf a very slightly different look along the scalloped edges than the one shown in the sample. (It’ll block nicer that way.) And one last thing--while both Feather and the One Row Chevron Scarf are sister scarves and have a similar appeal, you may not want to knit them at the same time; the details are different enough that going back and forth might be tricky.