Waaay back when, before I was born, my folks had a hippie-dippie shop in the town I grew up in called Radiation. They sold bell-bottoms, waterbeds, and other counter-culture goods. The basement of the house I grew up in was the perfect suburban basement, with old couches, a TV, a pool table, and, taking up one whole wall, the wooden, hand-painted sign from that very shop. This scarf reminds me of the Radiation sign – 70s letters, curving around a sun, with thick beams radiating from the center. It makes me think of home, and youth, and good times in that basement underneath that sign. I hope you’ll get some of those good vibes while making and wearing this oversized scarf.
The pattern is written for both sport-weight yarn and worsted-weight yarn. Interestingly, both versions are roughly the same size.
Yarn - Sport-weight version
705 yards sport-weight yarn total, split between two colors: 375 yards Color A (Schoppel Starke 6, colorway 2137) and 330 yards Color B (Quince & Co. Chickadee, colorway Frost).
Yarn - Worsted-weight version
750 yards worsted-weight yarn total, split between two colors: 400 yards color A (Schoppel Gradient, colorway 2202) and 350 yards color B (Knitted Wit Worsted Super Wash Merino, colorway Salted Caramel).
Gauge – Sport-weight version
22 stitches = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, after blocking.
Gauge - Worsted-weight version
18 stitches = 4”/10 cm in garter stitch, after blocking.
Needles – Sport-weight version
US #5/3.75 mm (or size to get gauge).
Needles - Worsted-weight version
US #9/5.5 mm (or size to get gauge).
Notions - Tapestry needle.
Skill level - Advanced beginner (short-rows).
One size fits most. 72” long from tip to tip along top edge, 22” wide at widest edge of triangle. Measured after blocking.