Braids and Beyond Scarf by Uma Padu
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Braids and Beyond Scarf

February 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
550 - 591 yards (503 - 540 m)
Wingspan: 85” (216cms); Height: 14” (35.5cms)
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While designing and shaping this scarf, I have taken into consideration the unique and innate property of the lateral braid. The scarf is knit as one piece from the right edge to the left edge as bands of Lateral Braids knit in one color alternating with bands of Stockinette Braids worked in another color. Each band transitions into the next with a row of Lateral Braids worked in two colors. The two halves of the scarf each have 5 bands. The right half is worked using MC, CC1 and CC2 in that order. The right half then transitions into the left half in MC and then is worked using CC2, CC1 and MC. Lateral Braids worked in MC on the RS and WS in the center separate the two halves of the scarf.

MATERIALS: Aran/10 ply 9(8wpi), Merino Script, 197 yards(180meters) 100 grams(3.53ounces)
1 skein each of colors:

  1. Color #1380 – Yellow Zest
  2. Color #3008 – Green Grey
  3. Color #3040 – Dark Loam

GAUGE: 15sts, 23 rows to 4”/10cm with US 10/6mm in St st.

NEEDLES: US 10/6mm needles