Zephyr Scarf by Kyle Kunnecke

Zephyr Scarf

Knitting
September 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
37.5 stitches and 31.5 rows = 4 inches
in chart pattern, blocked
US 4 - 3.5 mm
955 yards (873 m)
7-1/4" x 76" (18.5 x 193 cm).
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Surrounded by a seed-stitch border, the pattern in this scarf found its inspiration in the wrought-iron doors of a public school in Romania. The Greek key pattern lends itself to this type of repetitive pattern. Even after it was transformed into fabric, it reminds me of the iron gates guarding doorways throughout downtown San Francisco.

Knitting Knowledge
This project is worked flat and requires:

• Knitting with circular needles
• Casting on and binding off
• Reading charts
• Knitting and purling
• Working stranded knitting and intarsia
• Locking floats

Notes
This is an opportunity to really show off how lovely locked floats (page 11) make the back of the fabric. Take advantage of this technique, and you’ll end up with a scarf that looks great on both sides.

To keep the thickness of the fabric consistent throughout the charted portions, begin weaving the CC on the first stitch of the first chart and continue weaving the unused color along the back throughout the center field of the scarf.

In the center of the pattern (where the design flips), you’ll find two plain rows worked in MC with no patterning. I recommend carrying the CC behind these stitches, using the locked float technique, so that the thickness of the fabric is consistent through the piece.