A Scarf from a Twist of Crimson Silk to Knit Knitting Pattern Download
Knit this scarf inspired by the "twist of crimson silk" that Grace Ansley is knitting in Edith Wharton's short story "Roman Fever." Use a staggering stitch sequence in every other row to create a visually intriguing diagonal motif. Enjoy the ends of the scarf that are designed to evoke the arches of the Colosseum. Knit this gorgeous accessory using long-tail cast-ons and garter stitching.
Finished Size: 66 inches (167.6 cm) long and 11¼ inches(28.6 cm) wide.
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk, 70% silk/30% Seacell yarn, fingering weight, 437 yards (399.6 m)/100 gram (3.5 oz) skein, 2 skeins of Berry; size 3 (3.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Needles: Cable needle; Tapestry needle.
Notions: Markers; Stitch holder.
Gauge: 27 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in border patt; 27 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches (10.2 cm) in body patt.
Originally Published: PieceWork September/October 2014