Riptide Scarf by Rachy Newin

Riptide Scarf

July 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
1 pattern repeat = 2”/5cm high and 1.25”/3cm across
3.75 mm (F)
166 - 960 yards (152 - 878 m)
Adjustable. 6.5”/16.5cm by 40”/101.5cm
low vision format available
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When life is a series of riptides, yarn can be a life jacket. Delicate stitches and decadent fibers make it just a bit easier to withstand the current, so wrap yourself in the Riptide Scarf and hold on tight until the pressure lets up.

The scarf uses just sc, dc, and ch, for a beginner friendly project. It’s super adjustable and uses less than half a skein, making it a perfect choice for using up scraps!

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Sample used Dragonfly Fibers Dharma (fingering weight; 50%yak/50% silk; 480yds/113g), 83yds/20g in Poseidon (color A), 83yds/20g in Riptide (color B)

1 pattern repeat = 2”/5cm high and 1.25”/3cm across. Gauge swatch is worked flat and measurements are taken after blocking. Do not stretch the fabric when checking gauge. Gauge is not essential as a scarf that is slightly larger or smaller will still fit nicely, and the scarf can also be easily adjusted in width and length. Differences in gauge will change the finished size and will also impact the yardage required.

Yarn, Yardage, and Colors
The pattern calls for 166yds/152m/40g fingering weight yarn total; 83yds/76m/20g in each of two coordinating colors. It can easily be adjusted to work with any yarn or yardage.

The sample was made in fingering weight, but the scarf is easily adjustable and does well in anything from lace to worsted weight. It’s an ideal scrappy project that can be worked in any number of colors and to any yardage. The lace will prevent pooling, but the variegation will obscure the stitch. The stitch pattern works best with a solid, semi-solid, gradient, or self striping yarn.

Skills Required
ch, sc, dc, Counting rows and stitches; Working flat; Skipping stitches; Whipstitch (optional)

The sample is worked with two colors. The first color is worked in one piece, and then the second color is attached to the unworked side of the first row and worked to directly mirror the first color. The scarf is then optionally seamed together.

Notes are included for adjusting the following:
Making the scarf narrower/wider; making the scarf longer/shorter; working any number of colors; working it as a scarf without seaming

Overview of the Finished Object
A lacy scarf with a simple repeat that repeats throughout the scarf. Half the scarf is aqua and the other half is navy, in the photos the colors play together based on how the scarf is styled.

This pattern and any associated images, schematics, and charts are copyright Rachy Newin Designs and may not be distributed in part or in whole without express written permission. Handmade objects created from this pattern are not subject to copyright and you can do as you please with your finished object.

The pattern includes large photos on the first page and the last two pages, so print accordingly.

Screen Reader Compatibility
The main pattern pdf is designed to be screen reader compatible. The text is all in one column and headers are formatted according to the style sheet. The pattern is written out completely and the images have descriptive alt text.