Surprise Stripes Reversible Scarf by Audrey Knight
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Surprise Stripes Reversible Scarf

Knitting
November 2018
Cascade Yarns® 220 Superwash®
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
33 stitches = 4 inches
in surprise stripes stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
550 - 880 yards (503 - 805 m)
5.75" x 72" / 11cm x 183cm
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The “surprise” in this pattern becomes apparent when you look at the stripes on one side… then turn it over. Magically, the stripes are vertical on one side and horizontal on the other!

Even though this design is structurally a double knit, the pattern is simply written to use only knit, purl and slip stitches, making it easy enough for a less-experienced knitter. At the same time, more advanced knitters find the pattern easy to memorize and a great choice for social knitting.

This pattern lends itself well to experimenting with different yarns for different looks. Try highly contrasting solid colors like to ones shown here for a bold look, tone on tone for a more subtle look (think similar solids, or tweeds, or heathers), a mixture of textures such as mohair and plied, or even gradient or self-striping yarn paired with a solid. The stitch pattern makes it easy to customize the scarf width.

Colors shown here:
A #871 White
B #803 Royal Purple