Beckenham Scarf by Wyndlestraw Designs

Beckenham Scarf

October 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
492 - 547 yards (450 - 500 m)
Scarf widths in Worsted Wt Yarn: 7.5-8.5 ins / 18.5-21.5 cm wide, and in Chunky Yarn: 9.5-11 ins / 24-28 cm. Scarf lengths: 60-72 ins / 150-185 cm long.
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The English county of Kent is renowned for its hard winters. Residents living in towns such as Beckenham soon learn to wrap themselves up well when the northerly winds arrive. Here are two scarves that might just keep them – and you – warm during the deepest of chills. The grey scarf is worked in a soft worsted-weight merino wool, while the green version uses a super-warm chunky yarn.

The pattern features a strongly graphical design which is perfect for a man’s scarf and includes instructions for three different widths. The patterning is completely reversible so it doesn’t matter which side shows as the breezes start to blow.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Techniques Required: Knitting, purling and working with long stitch charts and/or written instructions.

Sizes: Slim (Medium, Wide).
Each width can be worked in either a worsted-weight yarn or a chunky yarn.

A – Worsted Weight Yarn (shown here in Grey):
Finished Sizes: 18.5 (20, 21.5) cm / 7½ (8, 8½) ins wide
x 150 (165, 185) cm / 60 (66, 72) ins long

Yarn: Valley Yarns by Webs “Amherst” worsted weight yarn, 100% merino wool, 100m/109 yds:50gm ball x 5 (5, 6) balls in colour: Light Grey

Actual amount used / Wide size: 237gm/8.4 oz, 475m/520 yds

Needles: Size 5.0 mm/US #8 straight needles, length 25cm/10 ins

Gauge: 20 sts/31 rows:10cm/4 ins in Seeded Chevron pattern using 5.0mm/US #8 needles and worsted weight yarn

B – Chunky Yarn (shown here in Green):
Finished Sizes: 24 (26, 28) cm / 9½ (10¼, 11) ins wide
x 150 (165, 185) cm / 60 (66, 72) ins long.

Yarn: Berroco “Vintage Chunky”, 52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon, 125m/136 yds:100gm skein x 4 (4, 5) skeins in colour: #6177 Douglas Fir

Actual amount used / Wide size: 385gm/13.5 oz, 477m/524 yds

Needles: Size 6.0 mm/US #10 straight needles, length 30cm/12 ins

Gauge: 15 sts/24 rows:10cm/4 ins in Seeded Chevron pattern using 6.0mm/US #10 needles and chunky yarn.

Notions: Row counter, tapestry needle for finishing ends

Stitch Pattern
This design uses a reversible stitch pattern from the book: Reversible Knitting Stitches - A Sourcebook of 250 Double-Sided Stitch Patterns by Moira Ravenscroft & Anna Ravenscroft. For more details, please click here.

© Moira Ravenscroft, 2021