Cilantro by Amy Swenson


December 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in loosely blocked stockinette
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
One size - 52 inches long and 40 inches wide
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NOTE: Pattern instructions are provided for both Fingering Weight and Worsted Weight versions.

I’m in love with big, wrappy scarves. In fact, I wear most of my shawls scrunched up around my neck, for a bit of color and warmth on cool fall and winter days.

The design for Cilantro was created with this in mind. It’s a triangle-shaped wrap, not entirely unlike a shawl. But Cilantro is a bit asymmetrical, and designed to be worn wrapped up, not extended across the shoulders.

By casting on at the point, and working in pattern until you’re nearly out of yarn, Cilantro uses up every yard. Even better, Cilantro can be worked successfully with nearly any gauge of yarn. Use the yardage specified for worsted-weight and sock-weight as a general guideline, and pick a needle size two sizes larger than what you’d use for stockinette.

Instructions are provided in both written format and fully charted.

Approx 300 yards worsted-weight yarn or 400 yards fingering-weight yarn
For worsted-weight version, 6mm needles
For fingering-weight version, 4mm needles
1 stitch marker
darning needle