A Scarf from a Twist of Crimson Silk to Knit Pattern
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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
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