Inspired by the richly textured rock and low-water gardens of the American southwest, Xeriscape is a shaped, scalloped scarf knit in a drapey and luxurious hand-dyed yarn. Worked in garter stitch, Xeriscape looks great in solid, semi-solid, and variegated yarns. The long, narrow shape makes it easy to wrap, tie, and wear in a variety of ways.
Xeriscape is perfect for beginners who are ready to work on shaping through increases and decreases, and still has the thoughtful details needed to make it a breezy, meditative knit for more experienced knitters. The pattern is a 4-page PDF file (1 cover page, 3 pattern pages), which includes color photographs, detailed construction notes, a schematic, and a table with stitch counts so that you can easily keep track of where you are in the pattern.
Construction notes: Xeriscape is worked from side to side and knit in garter stitch; the scallops are formed with increases and decreases along one edge.
250 yards / 229 meters DK-weight (8-ply) yarn
1 skein Lorna’s Laces Honor; 275 yds / 251 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk; shown in the Patina colorway (variegated scarf was knit in the Turtle Rodeo colorway)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
cast on, knit, kfb increase, k2tog decrease, slip stiches, bind off