Star Lord by Dorothy Bulac-Eriksen

Star Lord

May 2021
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in Garter
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
430 - 510 yards (393 - 466 m)
Short to long scarf, your choice of length
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The Star Lord is knitted lengthwise, with a giving but stable cast on and bind off. German short rows are used to create contrast color wedges, and a hybrid of the 3-needle bind off is employed to tuck them back into place. An attractive diagonal folding effect is achieved so that you have contrast color ‘fins’ on both ends. The scarf can be made longer or shorter, depending on the number of cast-on stitches. Note that when blocked (and you definitely need to block this scarf!), it lengthens and narrows.

Note: If you’ve knitted any of my other designs, you’ll know that I like to play with different weights of yarn in the same item. Don’t be scared, live on the wild side, like the Star-Lord! But here are some guidelines:

The MC can be fingering to DK Weight, but your CC needs to be a fingering weight (and in all cases, not heavier than your MC).

Your MC and CC would be attractive in any combo, just make sure you can tell the difference between the two to make it easier when it’s time to create the fins. Alternatively, the maroon scarf shown is one color, but the metallic sheen of the CC versus the matte qualities of the MC helps you determine between the two.

Yardage requirements (approx):
Short scarf: MC: 250 yds / 230m
CC: 180 yds / 165 m

Long scarf: MC: 300 yds / 275 m
CC: 210 yds / 195m