Painting Parallelograms by Stephen West

Painting Parallelograms

February 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in in slip stitch pattern before blocking.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1155 - 1925 yards (1056 - 1760 m)
Long Scarf (Wide Wrap)
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This DK weight scarf features one main color striped with three contrast colors, but you can use as many contrast colors as you like. The contrast colors meander to the left and right with slip stitches to create a parallelogram motif. The simple cascading rhythm produces a zig zag I-cord edge, which crisply frames the long scarf.

You can easily customize the length of this scarf by knitting more parallelogram repeats or bind off early for a shorter length.

Long Scarf (Wide Wrap)

Long Scarf shown in green/blue/brown
Wide Wrap shown in blue

Finished Measurements
94 (78)′′ / 239 (198)cm long, 11 (18)′′ / 28 (45)cm wide. Measurements taken after blocking.
The length is easily customizable by knitting fewer or more pattern repeats.

DK Weight
If you want to make a fingering weight version, I recommend following the Wide Wrap size with fingering weight yarn to get a nice size.

MC - 480 (800)yds / 439 (732)m
CC1 - 225 (375)yds / 206 (343)m
CC2 - 225 (375)yds / 206 (343)m
CC3 - 225 (375)yds / 206 (343)m

The yardage above is recommended if you are using 1 MC + 3 CC’s. The wide wrap (pictured in blues) features 1 MC + 4 CC’s. It was knit using 4 skeins of the MC + 1 skein of each CC (4 CC’s) using West Wool Tandem.

If you want to make the wider wrap size, it will work nicely with 4 skeins of DK weight yarn for the MC + 4 CC’s (1 skein of each CC). The larger wrap would make a very cozy shlanket for your couch.

Shown in

Long Scarf
Walk Collection Merino DK (100% Merino Wool; 246yds / 225m per 100g skein)
MC - Twister (dark multi-color)
CC1 - Apricot (light creamy pink)
CC2 - Washed Out (blue) CC3 - Olivia (green)

Wide Wrap
West Wool Tandem (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 250yds / 229m per 100g skein)
MC - Norway
CC1 - Glass
CC2 - Cornflower
CC3 - Prince
CC4 - Brackish

US 6 / 4mm circular in 24′′ / 60cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

22 sts & 42 rows = 4′′ / 10cm in slip stitch pattern before blocking

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