Ensata Scarf & Cowl by Amy van de Laar

Ensata Scarf & Cowl

Knitting
June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Ensata Chart pattern, after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
375 - 1070 yards (343 - 978 m)
Scarf; Cowl
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Inspired by the curves of orchid leaves against the beams of a domed greenhouse, lace flows into twisted rib in both the Ensata scarf and cowl. Both are worked in worsted-spun, fingering weight Peerie yarn to highlight the texture of the lace and ribbing. The scarf can also be knit using laceweight Vale yarn to create an airier fabric.

Finished Dimensions

  • Scarf: 15½“ [39.5cm] wide; 68” [172.5cm] long
  • Cowl: 26¾“ [68 cm] circumference; 12” [30.5 cm] height

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Yarn

Fingering Weight Version (Scarf & Cowl)

Brooklyn Tweed Peerie (100% American Merino Wool; 210 yards/50 grams)

  • Scarf: 6 skeins
  • Cowl: 2 skeins
  • Scarf photographed in color Muslin
  • Cowl photographed in color Patina

Potential yarn substitutes include Tones Light. Note that put-ups (yardage per skein) may be different for alternate yarn lines, so check your total yardage for your size.

Scarf photographed in Tones Light color Lychee Overtone

Laceweight Version (Scarf)

Brooklyn Tweed Vale (100% American Rambouillet Wool; 450 yards/50 grams)

  • Scarf: 3 skeins
  • Scarf photographed in color Klimt

Yardage

Fingering Weight Version (Scarf & Cowl)

  • Scarf: 1065 total yards of fingering weight wool yarn
  • Cowl: 375 total yards of fingering weight wool yarn

Laceweight Version (Scarf)

  • Scarf: 1070 total yards of laceweight wool yarn

Gauge

  • 27 stitches & 30 rows/rounds = 4” in Half Twisted Ribbing and Ensata Chart pattern, after blocking

Note: Gauge for this project changes considerably after blocking; please block your swatch prior to measuring to ensure correct sizing.

Needles

Fingering Weight Scarf

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle*, in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Fingering Weight Cowl

  • One 16” circular needle**, in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Laceweight Scarf

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32” circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used when working flat.

**A 32” circular needle can be used instead of a 16” circular if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Skill Level

Intermediate: 3 out of 5

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.