Coffee Circle Scarf by MarinJaKnits

Coffee Circle Scarf

February 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in pattern, Double Knitting
US 2 - 2.75 mm
720 - 870 yards (658 - 796 m)
54” by 7”
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Dimensions: 54” by 7”
Gauge: 26 stitches and 30 rows to 4 inches

YARNS(two skeins with no overlapping colors; best if at least one color is a solid)
1 skein of Urth Uneek-Fingering #3017
1 skein of Urth Monokrom-Fingering #3057
2 skeins of Mad Tosh Pashmina: Horror Hostess; Auburn Afternoon

Size US 2 needles

Google Search Terms
Double knitting,
Double sided knitting
Two color long tail cast on
Assumed Knowledge: (i.e., not explained here)
Double Sided knitting
Two color Cast On
Two color Bind Off
Slip Knot
Slip Stitch

Pattern Features:
Charted and written
Colors are never carried more than one stitch
Symmetrical left-right so that you can always read the pattern in the same direction no matter which side you are on.
Symmetrical up-down so that you can easily read your knitting rather than the chart.

If you are new to double knitting, definitely do a small swatch. Your tension will almost certainly be different from usual. Additionally, it is very easy to make the faux linen stitch error mentioned below. See Appendix 1 for a swatch pattern.

You will be doing a knit one, purl one rib which will make pairs of stitches. Your knit stitches are the only stitches that will show on that side of the scarf. Your following purl stitch must always be the opposite color from the knit stitch. The purl stitch will disappear – only showing as a knit stitch on the reverse side.

Be careful to bring both colors forward and back as you switch from knit to purl and back again. The yarn being carried must remain between the two stitches in the pair of stitches or it will look like you tried to do a linen stitch.

The charted pattern will only show you the knit stitches. I have included a written pattern in Appendix 2 if you are not yet comfortable with a chart.

Since this is reversible, the Circle Color and the Background Color will switch depending on which side of the scarf you are on.

My edging is the simplest that I know but there are other double knitting selvedge choices. If you decide to do a different solid colored edge, be very careful to twist/catch your yarn on every row or the layers will curl and separate.

Weigh your yarn and weigh your needles. Write the weights down. Figure out the weight in yarn of one full pattern. This way you can use all of your yarn for a longer scarf. This pattern looks good if you stop at either the end of a full pattern or halfway through on Row 16.

I find a Norwegian knitting thimble helpful; however, I did not start double knitting with one and I knit continental. It does make my tension tighter so I would not start using one in the middle of a project.