Raha Scarf by Nancy Bush

Raha Scarf

October 2008
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch, before blocking.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
220 yards (201 m)
One Size
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Pattern Description from Knitted Lace of Estonia: “I got the idea for this scarf from my editor and friend, Ann Budd. She thought it might be interesting to knit a scarf using only one repeat of a pattern for the width. When I came across this pattern, I knew it would be perfect for such a scarf. The Rahakiri or Money pattern is one of the oldest Haapsalu patterns mentioned in the literature I have found. This pattern came to me from the knitting ladies in Haapsalu, and they have told me they ‘think’ it is the Raha pattern. In any case, it’s an interesting departure from the leaf and lily patterns.”

Finished Size: About 5.5” (14 cm) wide and 53” (134.5 cm) long, relaxed, after blocking.

Yarn: Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine).
Moco Yarns 45% Qiviut/45% Merino/10% Silk Fingering Weight (45% musk ox qiviut, 45% merino, 10% silk; 220 yd 201 m/1 oz 28.5 g): DL-SUF100 suntan, 1 skein.

Needles: Size U.S. 4 (3.5mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Additional Gauge: 21 pattern stitches from center of Raha chart (not including garter edge stitches) measure 4.25” (11 cm) wide, after blocking.