Rock City Scarf by Barbara Benson

Rock City Scarf

March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
600 - 618 yards (549 - 565 m)
One Size
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Mosaic & Lace Knits is an introduction to a technique that I have been developing over several years that brings colorwork into lace using slip stitches. Handling only one strand of yarn at a time, no carrying along the row or stranding, allows development of colorwork patterns without any floats running behind your work and obscuring your lace.

Creating a design that incorporates lace and yet is still unisex enough to look good on a man is quite a challenge. The subtle mosaic lace offset into the body of vertical striping manages to fit the bill. Of course, color choice is a big part of swaying the finished piece towards either masculine or feminine and fortunately there are many colors to choose from! Another fun element of this scarf is that it is fully reversible. The particular combination of slipping with the yarn in front and back depending on what color you are using creates a fabric that is essentially double knit.

If you would like to see this piece in action watch the video pattern tour on my YouTube channel Watch Barbara Knit.

The sample was knit in the colors Peacock and Piedras

7.25”/18.5 cm wide, 75”/109.5 cm long

I knit two of the scarves in this book while on family trips and I named them after the trip. This one saw us taking our son to See Rock City! It wasn’t a long drive but luckily this is a fast knit.