Piano/Harpsichord Scarf (double knit) by Thomas Duncan
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Piano/Harpsichord Scarf (double knit)

Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
This pattern is available for free.
Errata available: menwhoknit.com

I saw the idea for this on Ravelry already, and some other similar patterns, but I personally didn’t like the gauge/proportions in any of the other ones, so I created my own chart. However, I definitely don’t claim to have come up with the idea of the scarf…I’m not that original :-)

At the link below, there are attached a Word document, and an Excel document for the chart.

I listed my own gauge, but it’s really not that important.

Shout-out to fellow pianists!

Note, read the comments on the blog posted in the errata link! One, be sure to start on the right key if you want an actual piano keyboard. Second, I flubbed some wording on describing the double knit technique.

Here are the Errata:
In the first paragraph of pattern directions, the sentence with the word “BOTH” in all caps should read:
“Be careful to keep BOTH colors in back with knitting a stitch and BOTH colors in FRONT to purl a stitch. “

Impress your musician friends by adjusting this pattern to make an accurate standard 88-key keyboard. It should start at low A and go to high C. The two end keys are special keys that don’t appear anywhere else on the keyboard. The outside edges of these two keys are missing the cut-out for a black key that lives next to every other A and C key. And don’t think you can substitute a regular C key for the Low-A: the black-key cut-out is a different depth! (3 cheers to Thomabulous for getting the proportions accurate!)

Here’s how:

  1. Cast on on as described in the pattern.
  2. Work row 43 twice.
  3. Work rows 44-56.
  4. Work rows 1-56 seven times.
  5. Work row 55 six times.
  6. Bind off as described in the pattern.