Tuscan Sun Scarf by Nicky Epstein
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Tuscan Sun Scarf

April 2009
Aran (8 wpi) ?
see notes below
US 5 - 3.75 mm
450 yards (411 m)
Approx 8 x 45"/20.5 x 114cm
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Pattern Description from Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2009: “My Tuscan Sun scarf, adapted from the shawl design on the cover of my new book Knitting in Tuscany (Nicky Epstein Books/Sixth&Spring Books, June 2009), is a simple knit that makes a huge impact. Metallic colors are an important trend this year, so I chose a shimmery, summer gold, but I can imagine the scarf in a host of alternate colors alone or in combination (black and strong, vibrant hues will be hot this fall). The length is easily adjusted by adding or subtracting the number of spirals. This particular scarf consists of six spirals, which have been overlapped and sewn together. I’ve dotted the individual pieces with three bobbles made separately to give the scarf added dimension; secure the bobbles by tying them to the center.”

“Six separately knit medallions are sewn together to make the scarf.”

Knitted Measurements: Approx 8”/20.5cm wide x 45”/114cm long


  • 2 3.5oz/100g hanks (each approx 225yd/206m) of Tilli Tomas Disco Lights (spun silk/petite sequins) in parchment
  • One pair size 5 (3.75mm) needles or size to obtain gauge Tapestry needle

Gauge: One motif = 8”/20.5cm in diameter using size 5 (3.75mm) needles. Take time to check gauge.

Pattern may be found on pages 34-35 and 113.