Stepping Stitches by Annie Rowden
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Stepping Stitches

January 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
700 yards (640 m)
70" x 11"
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This scarf was my first ever pattern, and it was designed to teach a beginners knitting class. In fact it was the pattern I sent knitters away with once we had spent the afternoon drilling out knit and purl stitches. I’ve taken the original short, skinny scarf that was designed not to intimidate knitters into a scarf that I actually want to wear. The main factor? Squish. And a lot of it. I reworked the scarf to be almost 6 feet allowing a good wrap around the neck and shoulders, and it is wide, plenty of width to be worn more like a shawl if wanted. The stitch pattern is a classic one, encouragingly memorable and comfortably exercises the change between knit and purl, and in Elsawool’s Woolen-Spun? The knitted fabric is so so buttery soft, light and warm.

Yarn : 3 skeins Woolen-Spun Worsted Weight Cormo by Elsa Wool; 237yds, 4oz; photographed in ‘Medium Grey’.

Needles : US 8 (5mm) needles, straight or circular, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge : 20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern.

Notions : Tapestry needle.

Size : 70” x 11”

First released : May 2011