Rustle Of Leaves by Alasdair Post-Quinn
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Rustle Of Leaves

December 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in double-stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 560 yards (366 - 512 m)
One size fits all
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This is a keyhole scarf with a motif of falling maple leaves done in double-knitting down the middle, and a short-row double-stranded ruffle on the sides.

The β€œkeyhole” -- which allows you to wear a shorter scarf by tucking one end through the hole in the other -- is normally done vertically, but this poses an unnecessary design challenge in this case. Because the ruffles make this scarf more three-dimensional, we can do the β€œkeyhole” horizontally, which is easier to accomplish. Also, the ruffles will β€œunfold” on the other side of the hole which will keep the scarf from untying itself while you’re wearing it.

Want a longer, more traditional scarf? Just leave out the β€œkeyhole” and keep knitting -- the skeins will have more than enough yarn for a scarf as long as you want it (within reason)