Switchback Scarf by Karla Stuebing

Switchback Scarf

January 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Diamond Lace
US 3 - 3.25 mm
661 yards (604 m)
9" (23 cm) wide and 67½" (171.5 cm) long
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

This scarf pattern by Karla Stuebing is one of six patterns available in the Fall 2011 issue of ColorKnits, a revolutionary digital eMag from Interweave. The Switchback Scarf gives knitters a challenge: keeping track of both color progression and stitch pattern, and trying to keep them in sync. The diagonals of the color progressions are enhanced by a lace pattern that is soft, sweet, and cerebral in its mathematical progression. A garter version of this scarf is available for those who want to tackle only one thing at a time.

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This eMag is also available for Mac and iPad.

Interweave SKU: EP6132

Finished Size: About 9” (23 cm) wide and 67½“ (171.5 cm) long.

Yarn: Sportweight (Fine #2). Shown here: Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL Sport (100% Bluefaced Leicester; 661 yd [604 m]/8 oz [226 g]); gertrude skein, 1 skein.

Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine

Needles: U.S. size 3 (3.25 mm): 16” to 32” (40 to 80 cm) circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the desired gauge for the color repeat.

Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge: About 25½ stitches and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Diamond Lace patt. The correct gauge is determined by the color effect (see Notes).