Gansey Style Accessories: Filey Scarf
When Beth Brown-Reinsel set out to design a simple gansey-inspired scarf for Gansey Style Accessories she realized what a difficult task this actually was. An easy scarf is actually quite a challenge to design: you want it to be interesting and to lie flat, while knitted fabrics have a tendency to roll and expose the wrong side.
Beth overcame this struggle with the Filey Scarf by designing simple yet engaging panels of gansey inspired patterns that travel down the length of the scarf. While cleverly hinting at a ribbing, these panels make the scarf appear almost the same on both sides. Simple pointed ends add extra interest to the silhouette of the scarf too. You’ll love how easy this pattern is to memorize, making this scarf perfect for social knitting—you’ll be able to keep track of the pattern even while talking!
One size: approximately 6 1/2″ (16.5 cm) wide and 63″ (160 cm) long.
#4 Worsted weight: 416 yds (380 m).
Shown here: Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland wool; 220 yds [200 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #9635 Porcelain Blue, 2 skeins.
Size US 7 (4.5 mm): straight or 16″ (40 cm) circular (cir).
Adjust needle size if necessary to achieve the correct gauge.
Stitch holders, tapestry needle.
21 sts and 44 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Garter st.
27 sts and 25 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in Filey motif.
All photos by David Baum.