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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Purchase an Ensata Scarf & Cowl kit containing enough pre-wound skeins of Vale, in the color of your choice, to knit either accessory.

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.

Yarn

Peerie 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

Vale Version (Scarf)

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

  • Scarf: 3 skeins
  • Scarf photographed in color Klimt

Yardage

Peerie Version (Scarf & Cowl)

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

Vale Version (Scarf)

  • Scarf: 1070 total yards of laceweight wool yarn

Gauge

Peerie

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

Vale

  • 27 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in Half Twisted Ribbing, after blocking
  • 27 stitches & 30 rows = 4” in 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

Peerie 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)

Peerie Cowl

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

Vale 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.

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.

Skill Level

Intermediate: 3 out of 5

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