Winter Breath by Verena Cohrs

Winter Breath

November 2017
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in flat in Chart Pattern, after blocking
1 (2, 3, 4) [Finished width 20.5-30.75 (33-49.5, 45.5-68.25, 58-87) cm / 8-12 (13-19.5, 18-26.25, 22.75-34.25)”; length is customisable]
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Like other patterns from our More Than A Basic series, our Winter Breath pattern is designed to offer you plenty of options and comes with instructions for different gauges.

We included instructions for four sizes and five yarn-weight specific versions for each size, so you can use whatever yarn weight you’re most comfortable with and make exactly the scarf you’d love to wear. In addition, the pattern comes with lots of helpful information, e.g. on gauge.


1 (2, 3, 4) (Finished width 20.5-30.75 (33-49.5, 45.5-68.25, 58-87) cm / 8-12 (13-19.5, 18-26.25, 22.75-34.25)”; length is customisable)

Reina wears a size 3 (Version A in Manos del Uruguay Fino).

Version A: 20.5 (33, 45.5, 58) cm / 8 (13, 18, 22.75)”
Version B: 22.25 (36, 49.5, 63.25) cm / 8.75 (14.25, 19.5, 25)”
Version C: 24.5 (39.5, 54.5, 69.5) cm / 9.75 (15.5, 21.5, 27.25)”
Version D: 27.25 (44, 60.5, 77.25) cm / 10.75 (17.25, 23.75, 30.5)”
Version E: 30.75 (49.5, 68.25, 87) cm / 12 (19.5, 26.75, 34.25)”

Depending on how wide and long you’ll want to make your scarf, you’ll need approx. a total of 200-500 g of a yarn or a combination of yarns with which you’ll be able to get one of the listed gauges. We recommend:

Version A: Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Blacker Yarns 4ply bases
Version B: The Fibre Co. Road to China Light, Quince & Co. Chickadee, BC Garn Semilla Melange
Version C: The Fibre Co. Arranmore Light, Brooklyn Tweed Arbor, Quince & Co. Owl, De Rerum Natura Ulysse
Version D: Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Blacker Yarns DK bases
Version E: De Rerum Natura Gilliatt, The Fibre Co. Cumbria

The gauge is indicated over 10 x 10 cm (worked flat in Chart Pattern, after blocking)

Version A: 24 sts x 36 rows
Version B: 22 sts x 32 rows
Version C: 20 sts x 28 rows
Version D: 18 sts x 26 rows
Version E: 16 sts x 22 rows

Circular needle in main size to obtain gauge with a cable length of at least 80 cm / 32” (We recommend 3 mm / US 2.5 for Version A, 3.5 mm / US 4 for version B, 4 mm / US 6 for version C, 4.5 mm / US 7 for version D and 5.5 mm / US 9 for version E)

Blocking tools (optional), darning needle, tape measure


Photography: Ricarda Schüller
Model: Reina-Maria Nerlich
Sample knitting: Sara Reponen
Tech editing: Francesca Mueller