Masala Scarf by Suraya Rina Hossain

Masala Scarf

May 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Gauge measured over multiple patterns after blocking.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1263 - 1274 yards (1155 - 1165 m)
One size
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A flowing, diagonal scarf, inspired by the Ancient Spice Route.
This was a sea route that sailed from East to West, laden with aromatic spices. Snippets of history about these eastern spices and the spice trade are given throughout the pattern.

Working with 9 different stitch patterns, soothing garter sections and spice-themed crystal and garter motifs, this scarf will stay appetising and engaging to the end!

The pattern is a slanted, diagonal Scarf using fingering weight / 4-ply yarn.
It is knit straight, with increases and decreases on alternate rows, with integrated border and edge stitches.

Consisting of 29 sections, the first 14 are repeated in reverse for sections 16 to 29, with a middle section 15.

The original sample is knit with hand dyed yarn from @fruitfulfusion who released a #January2023 yarn box inspired by the Spice Route. I’ve taken her lead and transformed those colours into a similarly inspired scarf. The name ‘Masala’ translates as ‘spices’ in most South Asian languages.

This is very much your individual project. You can use colours that blend as a gradient or use contrasting colours to really make your scarf sizzle! Use one colour throughout and make the crystal motifs a feature.
You can even use multiple scraps for any one section, as the row count is always given for each part, making this pattern a real stash buster.

3.25mm (US 3) needles.
Collapsible eye needle to add crystals/beads.

26 sts x 44 rows = 10cm/4” measured over multiple patterns after blocking.

Finished measurements after blocking:
42cm x 200cm / 16.5” x 79“ – along the straight edges.
30cm x 227cm / 12” x 89” – along the diagonal edges.

29 x 10g mini skeins - fingering weight / 4-ply yarn.
Using one 10g (40 m/43 yds) skein per section - (Or multiple scraps to make 10g).
Total 290g (1,160 m/1,247 yds)

4mm bicone Preciosa crystal beads x 702