Midland Scarf by Ceirdwyn

Midland Scarf

March 2020
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
547 yards (500 m)
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The sample was knit in Malabrigo Silky.
2 skeins (100g) in Sand (LC)
2 skeins (100g) in Black (DC)

This soft and squishy scarf has been designed to invoke the feel of the roaring Twenties. It is inspired by the architecture of the wonderful Art Deco buildings of the time and is named after The Midland, an Art Deco hotel in Morecambe, England.

Knit in brioche, this scarf will add a little of the glamour of the age to your outfit, all whilst keeping you warm and cosy.

The pattern was calls for DK yarn on 4mm needles, but you can use any weight of yarn that you want, and the recommend needles for that yarn. Bear in mind that lighter weight yarns will need more repeats to get a full length scarf, and heavier weights may produce a very wide scarf.

This is designed to be an easy introduction to brioche knitting. Every stitch is explained and the pattern has both written instructions and charts, so you can choose whichever works best for you. The scarf has a single colour cast on and selvage, so some of the trickier bits of brioche aren’t there.

Some comments from my test knitters:

The fear of brioche is conquered so thanks.

I think this pattern is perfect for a first time with brioche increase and decreases, or even with first time brioche. All your tips are very useful.

Agree with everyone else that this pattern is well-written, very clear

This was SO FUN to knit, though - already thinking about what other stash yarn I have that would fit this.