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The Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

May 2010
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
230 - 240 yards (210 - 219 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

A unisex triangular scarf/kerchief knitted in DK weight yarn.

The shawl is approx. 53 inches in width and 15 inches from center back to center point, when blocked aggressively. A single skein of DK weight yarn will yield a kerchief size.

This pattern could easily be made with fingering to worsted weight yarn. By simply adding more repeats of the stockinette and garter ribbed eyelet sections, you can make a kerchief or shawl as large as you wish. Note that yardage requirements will vary with different yarn weights.

Needle: 24 or 32 inch circular needle for knitting flat

note about YO increases

to create a YO between a knit and a purl: bring the yarn to the front, then over the right hand needle (YO) and then back to the front to purl.

to create a YO between a purl and a knit: the yarn is starting out in the front - you bring it up over the right hand needle, making a YO and setting up the yarn in the back for the next knit stitch.

New version, ABS Kerchief.pdf, uploaded Nov. 2012. Only cosmetic changes, the pattern remains the same.
New - August 2014 - Deutsch translation provided by tinarollo

This free pattern is for personal, non-commercial use only.

anyone may choose to knit this pattern for charity, donations, auctions, etc. - no need to ask for permission!