Ruperto by Anna Maltz


February 2018
Rosedean Ryland
yarn held together
+ DK
= DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch with both yarns held together after blocking
US 10 - 6.0 mm
5.5 mm (I)
601 - 623 yards (550 - 570 m)
one size
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The Ruperto Scarf is one of eleven engaging patterns from Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting by Anna Maltz – a beautiful, 160 page, full-colour, litho-printed book packed with photographs, knowledge, anecdotes and opinion to introduce you to the technique of Marlisle. It features 22 interesting yarns from dedicated small-producers while celebrating the breadth of our knitting community. Available from and friendly yarn shops around the world. Launch date 10 February, 2018.

The Ruperto Scarf is long enough to be worn wrapped around your neck once or doubled with both ends pulled through, depending on how you like to style your neckwear. The stitch pattern was carefully designed to make the fabric reversible - not the same on both sides, but interesting on both sides. This scarf is knitted in the round, lengthwise, thanks to a steek section that is cut once all the knitting is complete. It is the perfect project to introduce you to steeking as the other perk of the steek is that it alleviates the need to worry whether you have a twist in your circular knit. It simply doesn’t matter if the scarf is worked as an unintentional helix, as you’ll be cutting it in half any way (which will undo any untoward twists and turns).

Designed to be worn wrapped around neck once or doubled with both ends pulled through.

Length (excluding fringing): 173cm/68”
Width: 16.5cm/6½“
Fringing (at each edge): 7cm/2¾”

(Measurements clearly illustrated on a schematic drawing in the pattern.)

Yarn A:
Rosedean Ryelands, DK (DK/light worsted; 100% Ryeland; 110m/120y per 50g/1.76oz)
Dark (2016) x 3

Yarn B: Ginger’s Hand Dyed, Masham Mayhem (DK/light worsted; 75% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Masham; 240m/262y per 100g/3½oz)
Muddy Sunshine x 1

The quantity of Yarn B is close, without being ridiculously so. If you tend to gobble yarn and don’t like playing yarn chicken, either buy a second skein or apply notes that are given to adapt the pattern.

14 stitches x 29 rounds = 10cm x 10cm/4” x 4” over garter stitch with both yarns held together after blocking.

6mm (US10)
circular needle, 100cm/40”.
5.5mm (USI/9) crochet hook for working crochet method cast on.

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