Nidus by Jared Flood


October 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in Nidus Pattern Stitch, with Size A needle(s) after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
580 - 670 yards (530 - 613 m)
7½ (13¾)”[19 (35) cm] wide; 72½ (75)”[184 (190.5) cm] long
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Stave off winter’s chill with the captured warmth of a sunlit greenhouse in Nidus. Organic lines of knit stitches bow and stretch along sinuous arcs throughout this textured scarf. Accented by crisp, contained garter, this piece can be knit for oversized cocooning in chunky Quarry or contribute a slimmer, chic accent in Arbor. Worked flat from end to end, simple increases and decreases both charted and written constitute this compelling motif.

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Please note: the stitch patterns used for this accessory include written as well as charted instructions.


  • The Nidus scarf is worked flat from end to end.
  • The pattern is written for two sizes, using either DK-weight or Chunky yarn.
  • The Nidus Pattern Stitch can be worked from either charted or written instructions.

Finished Dimensions

  • DK Version (Chunky Version)
  • 7½ (13¾)” [19 (35) cm] wide
  • 72½ (75)” [184 (190.5) cm] long


DK Version

Brooklyn Tweed Arbor — 100% American Targhee Wool (145 yards/132 meters per 50 grams)

  • 4 skeins
  • Note: The DK version uses exactly 4 skeins. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.
  • Photographed in color Spruce

Chunky Version

Brooklyn Tweed Quarry — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (200 yards/182 meters per 100 grams)

  • 4 skeins
  • Photographed in color Citrine


DK Version

  • 580 yards/528 meters of DK weight wool yarn

Chunky Version

  • 670 yards/613 meters of chunky weight wool yarn


DK Version

  • 26 stitches & 31 rows = 4”/10 cm in Nidus Pattern Stitch, with Size A needle(s) after blocking

Chunky Version

  • 14 stitches & 21 rows = 4”/10 cm in Nidus Pattern Stitch, with Size A needle(s) after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a circular needle in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • DK Version Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
  • Chunky Version Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)

Size B (optional; for Ribbing)

  • One pair of straight needles or a circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • DK Version Suggested Size: 3.5 mm (US 4)
  • Chunky Version Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)

  • One circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
  • DK Version Suggested Size: 3.25 mm (US 3)
  • Chunky Version Suggested Size: 4.5 mm (US 7)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Cabled Cast On
  • 2x2 Tubular Cast On
  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn

Skill Level
2 out of 5: Adventurous Beginner