Son of a Stitch by Cate Carter-Evans

Son of a Stitch

January 2019
yarn held together
+ Sport
= Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in linen stitch with yarn held double
US 8 - 5.0 mm
900 - 1000 yards (823 - 914 m)
8.25 inches / 21 cm wide, 71 inches / 180 cm long (not including fringe).
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With a five color gradient and tie-as-you-go fringe, this scarf makes a bold color statement. Thoroughly considered cast-on and bind-off details mimic the selvages of a woven fabric, and give this scarf a clean finish even a perfectionist can love.

Worked in an easy-to-master two-stitch repeat, linen stitch yields a unique woven look. The combination of slipped and knit stitches creates a knitted fabric with exceptional stability and an unusually light and soft hand.

This scarf is a great way to upcycle scrap yarn. You can work the pattern with lengths of yarn under 5 yds / 4.6 m, and this pattern includes a tutorial for the clasp-weft join which eliminates the need to weave in any ends at all!

About this Pattern

Skill Level: Beginner

Skills Needed: Knit, purl, slip with yarn in front and in back, overhand knot, and clasp-weft join (tutorial included in this pattern).

Finished Size: 8.25 inches / 21 cm wide, 71 inches / 180 cm long (not including fringe).

Yarn: 1000 yds / 915 m total of sport-weight or fingering-weight yarn, 200 yds x 5 colors. Yarn is held double throughout. Natural wool and animal fibers suggested if using the Clasp Weft Join to manage yarn lengths less than 5 yds / 4.6 m.

Sample uses 75% sport weight (Infinite Twist Helix) / 25% fingering weight (Infinite Twist Penumbra). A higher percentage of fingering weight will yield a smaller scarf. Shown in Acid Green, Celery, Similan Green, Cypress, and Marina.

Needles: U.S. size 8 / 5.0 mm circular, 32 inch / 80 cm long, or any size yielding correct gauge.

Gauge (before blocking): 16 stitches / 40 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in linen stitch.

Notions: Scissors, measuring tape, and colored pencils or pens that closely match the colors of your yarn.