Tidal Cove Scarf by Knitwise Design
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Tidal Cove Scarf

September 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
270 yards (247 m)
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This scarf was inspired by the tidal cove across from my home. Three-dimensional folds give it an almost organic form, while also representing the rhythmic movement of the sea as the tide comes and goes. It is an engaging and deceptively easy knit, and the basic folding technique can be endlessly varied. In colorful dk cotton you can wear this accent scarf year round.

The sample shown used just under 270 yards of Cascade Cotton Rich DK for a scarf that measured 4 in/10 cm wide by 45 in/115 cm long unstretched, and used beads from a broken necklace as accent. You can be creative and use assorted beads, charms, feathers, shells, tassels, or other fun stuff to adorn your scarf. The Cascade Cotton Rich DK is now discontinued, but any dk yarn will work beautifully. The pattern is also easy to modify for other weights of yarns, as well as different widths and lengths. You will need both a 16 in/ 40cm long circular needle AND a pair of straight needles, as well as two different color clip-on style markers.

This design is suitable for an advanced beginner. Skills required: casting on, knitting, binding off (casting off), and counting rows in garter stitch. The pattern consists of three pages with detailed photos and has been professionally tech edited and thoroughly test knit.