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Orwell Bridge Scarf

Knitting
January 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches = 1 inch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a scarf designed to bridge the gap between the neck and the end of the coat, when you don’t want the bulk of a full scarf. It is named for the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk, England, which I’ve been across many times.

I love the look of stocking stitch but not how it curls. In this pattern the tubular construction prevents curling, and a double-thickness scarf keeps the gap between coat and neck warm. Worked in one piece from a skein of luxurious yarn, this would be a great last-minute gift.

The simplicity of the stitch pattern makes it great for variegated yarns, and the tube construction provides a double layer of warmth without adding excessive length. Orwell Bridge is just the thing to fill those coat lapels with texture and color, or add interest to a plain sweater.

This pattern is not for commercial use.