In the Stacks by Jennifer Weissman
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In the Stacks

Knitting
September 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
575 - 930 yards (526 - 850 m)
Length: 65 (83)”/165 (211) cm; Width: 11 (13 1/2)”/28 (34) cm
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In the Stacks is perfect for the Stroll Into Fall KAL ~ I would love it if you joined us!

Have you ever admired the intricate ironwork you can find in beautiful old libraries? In the library stacks, the rows of shelving can be quite fanciful and lovely — it was tracery like this that inspired me to design ‘In the Stacks.’ This sport weight scarf features a beginner-friendly diagonal lace with the look of library ironwork.

Throughout the design, sections of the lace alternate with sections of bias stockinette and garter stitch, making for an engaging knit. Shaped like a rectangle with pointed ends, the finished piece is easy to wear and eye-catching, rich with interesting diagonals and textures. The two-color version was inspired by Purlificknitter, a splendid knitter who tested this design. It is an easy yet dramatic way to combine two beautiful colors.

Yarn
Miss Babs Yummy 3-Ply (100% Superwash Merino; 335 yd/5.2 oz (306m/150g) skeins) 2 (3) skeins, shown in Suspense.

Or approximately 575 (930) yards/526 (850) meters of sport weight yarn.

Two-color version requires 1 skein of Yummy 3-Ply in Color A and 1 (2) skein(s) in Color B.

Or approximately 285 (370) yards/261 (338) meters of Color A and 290 (560) yards/265 (512) meters of Color B.

For best results when working with hand dyed yarns we strongly suggest alternating skeins of the same color throughout your project.

Finished Measurements
Length: 65 (83)”/165 (211) cm; Width: 11 (13 1/2)”/28 (34) cm

Needles
US 7 4.5 mm circular needle, preferably 24”/60 cm in length, or 14” straight needles or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge
Blocked: 18 Stitches and 28 Rows = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch.
Unblocked: 20 Stitches and 29 Rows = 4”/10 cm square in stockinette stitch.

Gauge is not crucial for this project, but will affect yardage and finished size if different from above.

Notions
4 Stitch markers
Tapestry needle
Pins for blocking