Tangiers Scarves by Jill Wolcott

Tangiers Scarves

October 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
175 - 200 yards (160 - 183 m)
one size
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2-Color Tangiers
Finished Length 53.875″ / 135.8 cm. Moss Neckband Width 2.75″ / 7 cm, Arabesque Widths 5″ / 12.7 cm, 5.875″ / 15 cm, and 6″ / 15.2 cm
Single-Color Tangiers
Finished Length 52″ / 132.1 cm. Moss Neckband Width 2.75″ / 7 cm, Arabesque Widths 4.5″ / 11.4 cm, 5.25″ / 13.3 cm, and 5.5″ / 14 cm

Tangiers Scarves are designed to help you enjoy beautiful, worsted weight yarns, explore techniques and shaping, but without committing to a large project.

The 2-Color Tangiers scarf version has two undulating bands of a second color that follow the contour of the scarf. The undulating bands are the same color but still follow the shape of the Single-Color Tangiers scarf. Add a pop of color at the ends and in the embellishments. The techniques used in the Tangiers scarves cause a slight difference between the designs.


The written instructions for doing the crossed stitch decreases and increases are written to be done without using a cable needle, but you can use a cable needle if you like. Simply keep the the 2 Stockinette stitches toward the front and move them in the direction stated.

These two versions of Tangiers scarf also provide an opportunity to see how two yarns that are virtually the same —except for fiber content— behave slightly differently. A simply elegant design let the yarns tell their stories.

Follow my lead while exploring these interesting concepts and techniques used in making the Tangiers scarves. This pattern contains written instructions as well as shaping and other Action charts. There are road maps, schematics, and technique descriptions. These are the techniques offered:

Action charts
Applied i-cord
Crossed decreases
Crossed increases
Decorative closure
Flexible long-tail cast on
I-cord bind off
Lifted right and left increases
Seed and Moss Stitches: how they differ and the impact on color distribution of the yarn
Stranded knitting (Color 1)*
Two-color intarsia knitting
These used only in the 2-color version.


2-color Tangiers is made in It Could Be Worsted from Anzula Luxury Fibers and uses one skein of Color 1 (Gumball) and 25g of Color 2 (Aqua).

Single-color Tangiers is made in For Better or Worsted from Anzula Luxury Fibers and uses one skein of Color 1 (Mulberry) and 2.5g of Color 2 (Key Lime). Additional Color 2 is needed to make the Tassels.

Want to know more about these yarns? I’ve posted a Meet the Yarn review of It Could Be Worsted on the Anzula site. There is also a Meet the Yarn of For Better or Worsted.

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