Runnel Scarf & Cowl by illitilli

Runnel Scarf & Cowl

Knitting
June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 47 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
691 - 1266 yards (632 - 1158 m)
Cowl; Scarf
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Bias pinstripes appear to flow into each other in the Runnel scarf and cowl, adding an architectural twist to the classic garter stitch accessory. The scarf has crisp lines and elegant drape when knit in worsted-spun Peerie yarn, and added texture and size in woolen-spun Loft yarn. The cowl has enough length to double up for more coziness when temperatures dip. In fingering weight gauge, both the Runnel scarf and cowl provide stylish warmth without excessive bulk.


Construction

  • The scarf is knit on the bias from the centerline out, starting with a Provisional Cast On. The pattern is formed by decreases on one edge of the scarf to create trapezoids and triangles; stitches are then picked up along the edge to work on the direction. The provisionally cast-on edge is then picked up and the second half of the scarf is worked in a similar fashion.
  • The cowl starts with a top-down triangle. Half of the triangle stitches are put on hold while the second half is worked in the same fashion as the scarf; the end of the scarf is then grafted to the held stitches to create a continuous loop.

Yarn

Loft Version

Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50 grams)

  • Scarf: 4 skeins of Main Color (MC); 1 skein each of Color 1 (C1), Color 2 (C2), and Color 3 (C3)
  • Cowl: 3 skeins of Main Color (MC); 1 skein each of Color 1 (C1), Color 2 (C2), and Color 3 (C3)
  • Scarf photographed in colors Soot (MC), Fossil (C1), Cinnabar (C2), and Long Johns (C3)

Peerie Version

Brooklyn Tweed Peerie (100% American Merino Wool; 210 yards/50 grams)

  • Scarf: 4 skeins of Main Color (MC); 1 skein each of Color 1 (C1), Color 2 (C2), and Color 3 (C3)
  • Cowl: 3 skeins of Main Color (MC); 1 skein each of Color 1 (C1), Color 2 (C2), and Color 3 (C3)
  • Scarf photographed in colors Carob (MC), Parchment (C1), Marigolds (C2), and Klimt (C3)
  • Cowl photographed in colors Norway (MC), Thaw (C1), Gatsby (C2), and Nocturne (C3)

Yardage

Loft Version

  • Scarf: 999 yards MC; 128 yards C1; 91 yards C2; 48 yards C3 of fingering weight wool yarn
  • Cowl: 680 yards MC; 83 yards C1; 71 yards C2; 33 yards C3 of fingering weight wool yarn

Peerie Version

  • Scarf: 754 yards MC; 116 yards C1; 79 yards C2; 61 yards C3 of fingering weight wool yarn
  • Cowl: 513 yards MC; 75 yards C1; 61 yards C2; 42 yards of C3 of fingering weight wool yarn

Gauge

Loft

  • 24 stitches & 47 rows (23½ ridges) = 4" in garter stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Peerie

  • 24 stitches & 52 rows (26 ridges) = 4" in garter stitch with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One pair of straight needles or a 32" circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3.75 mm (US 5)

Size B (for Applied I-Cord)

  • One pair of double-pointed needles (DPNs), one size larger than Size A
  • Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)

* Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used for most pieces. A circular needle is required for the first triangle of the cowl due to the large number of stitches.

Finished Dimensions

Scarf:

  • Loft Version: 9" [23 cm] wide x 80" [203 cm] long
  • Peerie Version: 8½" [21.5 cm] wide x 75½" [192 cm] long

Cowl:

  • Loft Version: 9" [23 cm] wide x 49½" [125.5 cm] circumference
  • Peerie Version: 8½" [21.5 cm] wide x 46½" [118 cm] circumference

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

  • Provisional Crochet Cast On
  • Garter Stitch Grafting
  • Kitchener Stitch

Skill Level

  • Intermediate: 3 out of 5