Walking Tour Scarf by Dolly Donhauser

Walking Tour Scarf

Knitting
October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
8.5" wide x 76" long
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The Walking Tour Scarf is a lovely riot of color and traditional Fair Isle patterns inspired by images of native Shetland flowers: 36 shades of Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift yarn, to be exact. But don’t panic: in true Fair Isle style only two colors are used in any one round.

The scarf is knit in the round as a long tube so it will keep you warm against the harshest conditions. The geometric patterns make it suitable for a beginner, but the expert color combinations make it interesting for the most advanced knitter as well.

This pattern offers wide scope for experimentation: use your stash, try a subdued natural-color version, replace some of the stranded areas with plain stockinette…. knitter’s choice. Yarn quantities are given in yards to make substitutions easier.

Not every color requires a full ball of yarn--see below for details.

The Walking Tour Scarf starts with a simple offset corrugated hem--the rest is straightforward!

Colors used (followed by yardage required):
107 Mogit 72
135 Surf 8
141 Camel 176
150 Atlantic 96
153 Wild Violet 24
155 Bramble 24
165 Dusk 120
180 Mist 8
230 Yellow Ochre 32
236 Rosewood 48
237 Thistledown 48
243 Storm 128
246 Wren 44
249 Fern 80
261 Paprika 204
271 Flame 116
273 Foxglove 148
290 Oyster 12
301 Salmon 48
322 Lomond 8
323 Cardinal 30
329 Laurel 36
365 Chartreuse 6
517 Mantilla 80
526 Spice 28
563 Rouge 80
567 Damask 64
572 Redcurrant 48
595 Maroon 36
722 Mirage 36
815 Ivy 84
1010 Seabright 16
1130 Lichen 12
1140 Granny Smith 120
1160 Scotch Broom 48
1390 Highland Mist 48