Parallelity by Laura Cunitz


November 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
Wrap Vest: Small, Medium and Large but easily modified.
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

The Parallelity Scarf introduces the k2tog Showy Decrease, a modified decrease that rises up off stockinette. The bias shape allows the Showy Decreases to travel uninterrupted down the entire length of the scarf. You can take advantage of the shape to wrap in into a vest shape. If you’re a continental knitter who traps your purls against the needle, you know the left-leaning ssk is easier to knit. The pattern includes separate charts and instructions for Trappers to knit the scarf in the opposite direction.

What’s different about this scarf pattern?

  • The raised Showy Decreases
  • Non-rolling i-cord edges
  • Additional charts and instructions for continental knitters who ‘trap’ their purls.

More About yarn Selection
Almost any smooth yarn will work for this project. Since the raised design element is integral you’ll want a yarn like merino, that will hold and show raised texture, or something with a nice loft such as a chunky alpaca. Cotton and bamboo also work well because of their solid structure.

More Information
Visit the pattern page on our web site for more information about the project, links to related blog posts, free tutorial downloads, jpg chart files and more pictures.