Undergrowth by Alyssa Coffey


July 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 8 - 5.0 mm
320 - 350 yards (293 - 320 m)
6" x 70"
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Undergrowth is a gently textured, worsted weight scarf patterned with horizontal “stripes” of differing lengths. The classic design is both elegant and understated, resulting in an easy-to-wear piece suitable for everyone.

Featuring an unconventional construction — worked lengthwise on long circular needles — Undergrowth combines stylistic simplicity with engaging knitting.

Undergrowth is an excellent introduction to charted knitting for newcomers, and it makes a quick gift sure to be well-worn and well-loved.

The Undergrowth Scarf is a companion piece to the Understory Hat.

This pattern includes both a chart and written instructions.

  • Yarn: Malabrigo Rios (100g, 210 yards). Any worsted weight yarn may be substituted. #131 - Sand Bank; 2 skeins/420 yards. The knit sample required roughly 160g/335 yards.

  • Needles: US 8 (5 mm) circular needle, at least 29 inches.

  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.

  • Gauge: 17 stitches and 30 rows to 4 inches pattern stitch, measured after blocking.

  • Dimensions: 6” x 70” (15 x 178 cm), customizable.

Skills Required:
knit, purl, slipped stitches, read chart (optional)