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Sheridan

Knitting
August 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in Garter Stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
405 - 600 yards (370 - 549 m)
scarf, shawl
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Sheridan is a scarf or a shawl, depending on the amount of slant you give the “petals” that swirl off each other. Worked in simple garter stitch, it gracefully hugs your shoulders.

The first one I knit was in Malabrigo Silky Merino, but I have tried many different kinds; self-striping yarn like Noro or Mini Mochi are fabulous for showing this pattern off, as are complimentary stripes in different yarns. This is a very addictive pattern, and it’ll be all you can do to stop yourself trying it in every kind of yarn!

Needless to say, this is an any-gauge, any-weight pattern--It could be quite luxurious in a worsted weight for winter!

Also, for a thinner, flirtier scarf, feel free to use fingering-weight with the stitch-count specified for DK--it works and is quite pretty!

Note: Stitchnerd came up with an alternate beginning, in case the point at the beginning bothers you. Check out her notes on this project page.