The Helix Scarf by Stephenie Gaustad

The Helix Scarf

January 2010
Lace ?
9 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch
in garter stitch
US 1 - 2.25 mm
364 yards (333 m)
4.5" x 41-45"
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This pattern is available for free.

The Helix Scarf is a garter pattern with short-row ruffles on each side of a central strip.


High-twist fine laceweight handspun, 50% Merino, 50% silk carded sliver, spun Z/S, 2-ply, 52 wpi, 4350 app, or a similar laceweight commercial yarn

From the pattern:

While thumbing through Knitting New Scarves by Lynne Barr, I saw a scarf that got its inspiration from seaweed. On only my first cup of tea that morning, I started thinking about a favorite sea creature, the nudibranch or sea slug (an unfortunate name for such a beauty with wildly colored, flaring skirts). Thus the germ for the structure of the Helix Scarf was planted.