Ischia Scarves by Jill Wolcott

Ischia Scarves

Knitting
November 2020
Light Fingering ?
25 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in blocked 2x2 Rib in Myak on US size 2[2.75mm]
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
318 - 635 yards (291 - 581 m)
XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
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Ischia Scarves

I love to make things simple, but like simplicity itself, it is often harder to explain and document than the simplicity would show. This scarf pattern has color changes, no color changes, and variations in the application of the two stitch patterns used, all in three very different yarns. This simple canvas is perfect for exploration!

The three yarns I have used are all inelastic. This is always a challenge in scarves, but it can be a way to get interesting drape to the fabric. Myak is 50% Yak/50% silk, Vera is 65% silk/35% linen, and Afghan DK Cashmere is 100% Cashmere.

Each version is slightly different — and I believe the Afghan DK Cashmere version is more tailored or masculine. I wonder how many interesting combinations could be achieved by combining the variations in different ways? The gauges are different, but the structures are interchangeable; a change might require working a different size.

I have made my spouse two versions of this: Afghan DK Cashmere, and Cashgora Fingering. He often wears them around the house when he is reading or sitting at the computer. This is a huge leap for me as I never seem able to make things that appeal to men. He declined all additions and embellishments offered.

Skill Level: moderately easy

Measurements:
Myak
XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
Finished length: 32.25 (37.25) (41.25) (45.75) (50.75)” / 81.9 (94.6) (104.8) (116.2) (128.9) cm
Finished width at bottom: 6.125 (7.375) (8.625) (9.875) (11.25)” / 15.6 (18.7) (21.9) (25.1) (28.6) cm
Finished width of Neckband: 4 (4.875) (5.75) (6.625) (7.375)” / 10.2 (12.4) (14.6) (16.8) (18.7) cm

DK Cashmere
S (M) (L)
Finished length: 39.375 (44.125) (50.625)” / 100.1 (112.1) (128.6) cm
Finished width at bottom: 6.375 (7.625) (9)” / 16.2 (19.4) (22.9) cm
Finished width of Neckband: 3.625 (4.375) (5.125)” / 9.2 (11.1) (13) cm

Vera
S (M) (L)
Finished length: 37.625 (44.125) (49.625)” / 95.6 (112.1) (126) cm
Finished width at bottom: 5.125 (6.5) (7.875)” / 13 (16.5) (20) cm
Finished width of Neckband: 2.875 (3.5) (4.25)” / 7.3 (8.9) (10.8) cm

Gauge:
(Note: Take gauge over the blocked Vertical Drop, counting 1 stitch over the bars where a stitch has been dropped.)

Myak
Unblocked 2×2 Rib: US size 22.75mm 10.25 sts/1″ and 9 rows/1″ OR 41 sts/4″ and 36 rows/4″
Unblocked Vertical Drop (not fully dropped): US size 22.725mm 11 sts/1″ and 8.5 rows/1″ OR 44 sts/4″ and 34 rows/4″
Unblocked Vertical Drop (not fully dropped): US size 33.0 or 3.25mm 10.5 sts/1″ and 8.5 rows/1″ OR 42 sts/4″ and 34 rows/4″
Blocked 2×2 Rib: US size 22.75mm 6.25 sts/1″ and 8.25 rows/1″ OR 25 sts/4″ and 33 rows/4″
Blocked Vertical Drop (fully dropped): US size 22.75mm 10.5 sts/1″ and 8.25 rows/1″ OR 42 sts/4″ and 33 rows/4″
Blocked Vertical Drop (fully dropped): US size 33.0 or 3.25mm 7.75 sts/1″ and 8.25 rows/1″ OR 31 sts/4″ and 33 rows/4″

DK Cashmere
Unblocked 2×2 Rib: US size 43.5mm 9.5 sts/1″ and 6.75 rows/1″ OR 38 sts/4″ and 27 rows/4″
Unblocked Vertical Drop (not fully dropped): US size 43.5mm 7.75 sts/1″ and 6.75 rows/1″ OR 31 sts/4″ and 27 rows/4″
Blocked 2×2 Rib: US size 43.5mm 8.25 sts/1″ and 6 rows/1″ OR 33 sts/4″ and 24 rows/4″
Blocked Vertical Drop (fully dropped): US size 43.5mm 5.25 sts/1″ and 6.75 rows/1″ OR 21 sts/4″ and 27 rows/4″

Vera
Unblocked 2×2 Rib: US size53.75mm 10.5 sts/1″ and 6.75 rows/1″ OR 42 sts/4″ and 27 rows/4″
Unblocked Vertical Drop (not fully dropped): US size 53.75mm 7 sts/1″ and 5.75 rows/1″ OR 28 sts/4″ and 23 rows/4″
Blocked 2×2 Rib: US size 43.5mm 11.5 sts/1″ and 6.5 rows/1″ OR 46 sts/4″ and 26 rows/4″
Blocked 2×2 Rib: US size 53.75mm 6 sts/1″ and 6.5 rows/1″ OR 24 sts/4″ and 26 rows/4″
Blocked Vertical Drop (fully dropped): US size 53.75mm 5.875 sts/1″ and 6.5 rows/1″ OR 23.5 sts/4″ and 26 rows/4″

Needles:
Myak: US size 33.0mm or 3.25mm needles and US size 22.75mm needles OR size to obtain gauge

DK Cashmere: US size 43.5mm needles and US size 33.25mm needles OR size to obtain gauge

Vera: US size 53.75mm needles and US size 43.5mm needles OR size to obtain gauge

Supplies:
Myak: Locking pin markers, stitch markers, tapestry needle, extra needle for the flexible long-tail cast on

DK Cashmere: Locking pin markers, stitch markers, tapestry needle, extra needle for the flexible long-tail cast on

Vera: Locking pin markers, stitch markers, tapestry needle, extra needle for the flexible long-tail cast on

Yarn:
Myak
Myak Light Fingering from Myak Tibetan Fibers, 50% Baby Yak, 50% silk, 25g or 0.9 oz / 127 (116 m). WPI 22
1 skein each of 5 colors: Color 1 Gelso (purple) , Color 2 Savitri (yellow), Color 3 Dakini (orange), Color 4 Ulivo (green), Color 5 Melograno (Rose)

DK Cashmere
Afghan DK Cashmere from From the Mountain, 100% Cashmere, 100g, 201 yds (185m +/-). WPI 17
Accent is Cashgora DK from Cashmere People Yarns, 100% Cashgora, 100g, 180-259 yds (165-237 m)

Vera
Vera from Anzula Luxury Fiber, 65% silk, 35% linen, 365 yds (334 m). WPI 18
1 skein

As Shown in:
Myak
Model size is Medium and used approximately 57g / 290 yds (265 m)
Color 1 used 12g / 61 yds (56 m)
Color 2 used 10g / 51 yds (47 m)
Color 3 used 12g / 61 yds (56 m)
Color 4 used 12g / 61 yds (56 m)
Color 5 used 11g / 56 yds (51 m)

DK Cashmere
Cashmere Model is Small and used approximately 153g / 318 yds (291 m)
Color 1 Gray used approximately 83g / 167 yds (153 m)
Color 2 Dark Brown used approximately 70g / 141 yds (129 m)
Accent Sanguine Red used approximately 10 yds (9 m)

Vera
Model is Medium in Sea Breeze and used approximately 64g / 205 yds (187 m)

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