Calcarea by Josée Paquin


October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1175 yards (1074 m)
13½”/34.5 cm wide; 63”/160 cm on short edge; 71¾”/182 cm on long edge
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With an artist’s eye to geometry and negative space, Calcarea embraces liberated design and dynamic structure. Shaped with a subtle curve, this modular scarf features blocks of stockinette stitch bounded by panels of garter framing. Worked from end to end, stitches are bound off to form the vents, creating swaths of open space amid the otherwise simple fabric. Knit this imaginative accessory in a neutral to emphasize shape or frame in bold tones to accentuate the striking fabric gaps.

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  • The Calcarea scarf is worked flat from end to end.
  • Stitches are bound off and cast on to create openings, while columns of garter stitch are worked to different lengths to give the scarf a slightly curved shape.

Finished Dimensions

  • 13½”/34.5 cm wide; 63”/160 cm on short edge; 71¾”/182 cm on long edge


Brooklyn Tweed Loft — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (275 yards/251 meters per 50 grams)

  • 5 skeins
  • Photographed in color Artifact


  • 1175 yards/1075 meters of fingering weight wool yarn


  • 26 stitches & 39 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking


  • One pair of straight or 24”/60 cm circular needle in size needed to obtain the gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3.25 mm (US 3)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Cabled Cast On

Skill Level
2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner