Zipper scarf by Xandy Peters

Zipper scarf

November 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
8.5" (22cm) x 64" (162cm)
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The Zipper is a unisex sideways knit scarf with a unique ripple pattern. Inspired by the dots and curves in Aboriginal art, the wave motif provides a great foundation for any color combo. It looks great in dark colors or brights, making it bold or subtle.

This pattern uses stacked increases and decreases for the colorwork. This means that it is very elastic and has no strands on the wrong side. This pattern is a great intro to this colorwork technique if you have never tried it. Videos of stacked increases and decreases are available on youtube. It is also an excellent warm up pattern if you are working up to knitting Fox Paws or a Petal Cowl.

If you aren’t sure about your color choices and feel a little lost, print out the coloring page and try them out. It’s a great planning tool.

Finished Size: 8.5” (22cm) wide and 64” (162cm) long rectangle.

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Maxima, 218 yards/100g (199m/100g) per skein.
Main Color: 2290 Dark Chocolate, 75g, 164 yards (150m)
Color A: 2122 Mahogany,100g, 218 yards (199m)
Color B: 2680 Sea Urchin, 50g, 109 yards (100m)

Needles: Size 10 (6mm) 60”circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 16 sts x 32 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in garter stitch.

Other Materials: Sewing needle, steamer, blocking surface, pins