Alternate Route by Theresa Schabes

Alternate Route

Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
550 yards (503 m)
One size: 8"/20.5 cm by 80"/203 cm
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This generously-sized entrelac scarf is constructed differently than most – it was worked the long way from end to end. Why? It began as a pile of Noro Silk Garden leftovers. Some of the scraps were much brighter and more colorful than others, so a scarf worked across the narrow width could look scrappy. However, knitting the rows lengthwise highlights each individual yarn while still blending the colors into a great-looking scarf. It looks so great, in fact, that I now prefer this method for non-scrappy scarves, too. Lengthwise entrelac is also a great way to show off bits and bobs of hand spun yarn.

This pattern includes techniques to help the knitter new to entrelac, as well as plenty of hints and tips for the experienced entrelac knitter.

Skills Needed to Successfully Complete This Pattern: stretchy cast on, knit, purl, slip stitches, use markers, purl front & back increase, purl two together decrease, pick up stitches knitwise & purlwise, slip slip knit (ssk) decrease.
Optional: single crochet edging

8”/20.5 cm by 80”/203 cm

Scarf: 550 yds/250 g worsted weight yarn
Sample worked in Noro Silk Garden.

US #7/4.5 mm circular needle 31”/79 cm or longer
27 stitch markers

18 sts and 25 rows over 4”/10 cm