Spouts by Norah Gaughan
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Spouts

Knitting
August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
720 - 815 yards (658 - 745 m)
8½” [21.5 cm] wide; 58½” [148.5 cm] long
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Spouts wears like sculptural art, reminiscent of mountain folds, formed by a clever combination of knits, purls, yarn overs, and unexpected bind off and cast on maneuvers. Apart from being intriguing, this scarf maintains a sanguine sense of humor while imparting many a lesson about the exciting possibilities of shaping stitches off the beaten path.

This scarf, with instructions for using Peerie or Arbor, is worked in two pieces, each from the cast-on edge to the center. The pieces are then joined using the Joinery Bind Off. The Spout pattern may be worked either from a chart or from written instructions.

Yarn

FINGERING WEIGHT VERSION

  • 4 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Peerie (100% American Merino Wool; 210 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in color Seaglass

DK WEIGHT VERSION

  • 5 skeins Brooklyn Tweed Arbor (100% American Targhee Wool; 145 yards/50 grams)
  • Photographed in color Gale

Note: Fingering Weight Version sample used almost all of four skeins; DK Weight Version sample used almost all of five skeins. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.

Yardage

FINGERING WEIGHT VERSION

  • 815 yards of fingering weight wool yarn

DK WEIGHT VERSION

  • 720 yards of DK weight wool yarn

Gauge

FINGERING WEIGHT VERSION

  • 27 stitches & 30 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch, after blocking
  • One 10-stitch and 26-row motif from Spout Chart measures 1½” wide and 2¼” tall, after blocking

DK WEIGHT VERSION

  • 22 stitches & 33 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch, after blocking
  • One 10-stitch and 26-row motif from Spout Chart measures 1¾” wide and 2¾” tall, after blocking

Needles

FINGERING WEIGHT VERSION

  • One pair of straight needles or a 24″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

DK WEIGHT VERSION

  • One pair of straight needles or a 24″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.

Finished Dimensions

FINGERING WEIGHT VERSION

  • 8½” [21.5 cm] wide; 58½” [148.5 cm] long

DK WEIGHT VERSION

  • 8¼” [21 cm] wide; 60½” [153.5 cm] long

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

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

  • Purl Cabled Cast On
  • Joinery Bind Off

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5: Intermediate

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are both written and charted.