Fins by Barbara Benson


August 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
250 - 284 yards (229 - 260 m)
One size, adjustible
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This scarf is an easy carry-along project suitable for picking up and putting down repeatedly. It is worked all in one piece with no short rows or assembly. It is suitable for adventurous beginners and a good beginning lace project.

This pattern is quite flexible and has a great deal of wiggle room when it comes to substitution. To celebrate the end of Summer I am having a knit-a-long in my Ravelry group and so far the participating knitters really pulled out the stops in making the scarf their own.

Versions have been knit with fingering held double, chunky yarn on giant needles, a mix of variegated & solid held double, hand-spun yarn … you name it. All that is necessary is for you to swatch to find a gauge that you like and then knit away. The length of the scarf will depend on how much yarn you have!

During this -a long we also worked on naming the pattern. To keep with the Summer theme we ended up with a reference to the Jimmy Buffet song “Fins”; margaritas while knitting are completely optional.

Scarf knit as show measures 110” x 4” (280 x 10 cm)