Fraternal Forever Scarf by Mary W Martin

Fraternal Forever Scarf

Knitting
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in purlwise garter with both yarns held together
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1200 - 1500 yards (1097 - 1372 m)
length adjustable
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This pattern is part of the Family Connections ebook.

This scarf uses marled knitting and slipped stitch cables to create a different design on each side of the fabric. The result is cables overlaid on top of a marled garter stitch middle layer. Two fingering weight yarns are held together to create a worsted weight scarf.

The cables on each side travel in tandem for large portions of this pattern. At times their paths separate and later reconnect to move together again. The two sides of the scarf definitely feel related to each other but the different colours and divergence of paths gives each side its own character.

As matching gauge is not essential in this project, look for fingering weight yarns that are very close in weight. The yarns do not need to be the same base. Choose a needle size where you like the fabric. If the gauge is too loose, the cables will not look crisp.

The sample shown is knit in two high contrasting colours. This creates a background that is obviously marled. Choosing colours of lower contrast looks great too and will create a more cohesive looking background. Smooth yarns work best. Sticky yarns will be difficult to work with. At least one solid/semi-solid colour is recommended.

For more patterns using that use this technique, please see Sisters in Spirit Scarf/Wrap and Genetically Linked Scarf. These three patterns can be found in the Family Connections ebook.

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