Healdan Scarf by Barbara Spencer Hawk

Healdan Scarf

December 2019
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches and 9 rows = 1 inch
in Slipped stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
240 - 1290 yards (219 - 1180 m)
Three lengths, three widths: 4 (6, 8) ins wide x 48 (60, 72) ins long
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Longing for a dashing scarf that’s fast, easy and reversible? This design offers that and more. Healdan, an Old English word meaning to care for or protect, is a versatile unisex design suitable for folks of all ages.

Slipped stitches create an attractive fabric with fluted columns on one side and fluted ribs on the other. The stitch is easy to execute, knits quickly and is appealing in one color or many.

Go classic with a solid or tonal yarn, work a subtle two-tone weave, craft a custom gradient, ombre or fade, or indulge in that mini-skein collection you’ve been eyeing. No matter what option you choose, the colorwork is easy, because only one color is worked on a row.

The pattern is written for sock/fingering weight or lace weight held double, but it readily adapts to any yarn weight or fiber. As an added plus, it includes directions for three lengths (short, medium, long), three widths (narrow, intermediate, wide), and five color strategies ranging from a solid or two-tone weave to different gradient effects.

Work it as written or use the handy Quick Reference guide, stitch chart, tips, tricks and easy modifications to tailor your project to suit your tastes.

Skill Level 2: Easy
Healdan is fast, easy and suited to any knitter who can cast on, knit, k2tog, ktbl, purl, slip stitches and bind off.

Dimensions (Approx.)
Three widths, three lengths:
Narrow: 4 x 48 (60, 72) ins
Intermediate: 6 x 48 (60, 72) ins
Wide: 8 x 48 (60, 72) ins

Gauge: Not crucial
Yarn: Fingering or lace weight held double
Yardage: 240 to 645 yards (fingering); 480 to 1290 yards (lace weight held double)
Needles: US 8 (5 mm), US 9 (5.5 mm) or whatever size works for you

Tech Editor
Corrina Ferguson (Craftstar Studios)

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