Issey Scarf by Olga Buraya-Kefelian

Issey Scarf

Knitting
June 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in over washed and blocked St st swatch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
720 - 1140 yards (658 - 1042 m)
4", 8" wide (in pleated form)
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ISSEY SCARF

Initially inspired by infamous Japanese fashion line “Pleats Please”, this scarf is an interpretation of accordion pleats in knitwear. To help the fabric stay pleated this original stitch was developed. Architectural lines of this scarf provide wearer with several styling choices and knitter with entertaining make up: two width options as well as instructions for two different angled tips.

Skill Level
Advanced

Length
(from longest tip to another) 86”

Width
(pleated): 4” (narrow version), 8” (wide version)
Sample shown in photos is a narrow version with one blunt end and one sharp end.

Yarn
Madelinetosh Pashmina (75% superwash wool, 15% silk, 10% cashmere); 360yds/329m in approx. 105g; 2 (4) skeins ; color Silver Fox

OR 720 (1140) yds of any other heavy fingering or sport weight yarn

Needles
US 5 (3.75 mm)

Gauge
24 sts and 38 rows in 4”/10cm over washed and blocked St st swatch
OR use size to obtain gauge

NOTES
The idea for this scarf is presented to express pleated effect in knit fabric, while knitter has a choice of working blunt or sharp scarf end tips, or one of each - according to one’s preference. Directions for wider version are given in brackets, where is only one number given it applies to
both versions.