Painted Plains by Faye Kennington

Painted Plains

Knitting
May 2019
Light Fingering ?
26 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
1100 yards (1006 m)
72”/ 183cm long and 14”/ 35.5cm wide
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The colours and patterning of this scarf reflect bluebunch wheatgrass on the plain in the evening sun.

The finished scarf measures a generous 72”/ 183cm long and 14”/ 35.5cm wide, making it wearable wrapped over the neck or draped over the shoulders. The elegant handpainted silk blend gives an airy drape which is finished with tassels.

Materials:
Polka Dot Sheep Iron Horse, 75% Merino/ 25% Mulberry Silk, 438y/400m; 100g/3.5oz. 1 skein of Grouse (MC), ½ a skein of Inversion (C1), and 1 skein of Eastside (C2).

Tools:
US 4 (3.5mm) needles or needle size necessary to obtain gauge; cable needle; tapestry needle; plastic card, such as a credit or debit card (optional) for making tassels.

Gauge:
26 sts/28 rows over 4”/10cm in pattern, wet blocked.

Abbreviations:
C – Contrast Colour
Cdd – Centered Double Decrease (Slip 2 sts together knitwise, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over k st) – decrease by 2 sts.
Inc1 – Make 1 st by backwards loop cast on – increase by 1 st.
K – Knit
K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together – decrease by 1 st.
MC – Main Colour
P – Purl
Rep – Repeat
RS – Right side
Sl – Slip stitch purlwise
Ssk – Slip, slip knit – decrease by 1 st.
St(s) – Stitch(es)
T2l – Move next st to cable needle and hold to the front, k1, k1 from cable needle.
T2r – Move next st to cable needle and hold to the back, k1, k1 from cable needle.
WS – Wrong side
Wyib – With yarn in back
Wyif – With yarn in front