The Zed Scarf: A Must-Have Fall Statement Piece

The Zed Scarf, originally published in knitscene Accessories 2013, is the retro statement piece your wardrobe has been waiting for and the end-of-summer project your knitting needles need.

I am obsessed with the zigs and zags this elegant scarf pulls off—they’re actually striped modules with mitered shaping—and they create a visual illusion that makes the pieces look intertwined and pulls your eye along the length of the scarf.

You can wear it over the shoulders for an elongated effect or wrap it around and around to stay cozy against even the most frigid winds. I love it all the way down to the off-set fringe, which you could keep solid if that’s your preference, but I think the alternating colors at the end keeps this scarf fun and unique to the very last bit.

And have I mentioned the yarn yet? It’s eight skeins of Valley Yarns Northfield, a luxurious blend of merino, baby alpaca, and silk. And it’s DK-weight, so this scarf is free of fuss and frustrations, and it gives off a perfectly delicate bit of shine. Trust us, your fingers will thank us later.

This intermediate-level accessory is the perfect way to dust off your needles from a long summer break and to get you ready for sweater-knitting season!

And if you buy the kit, you will receive the entire 2013 issue of knitscene Accessories! The issue is full of great, quick summer projects that make excellent holiday gifts (hint, hint).

Project Specs

Zed Scarf
Designer: Barbara Kreuter
Difficulty: Intermediate
Finished Size: 80″ long and 7½” wide (excluding fringe)
Yarn: Valley Yarns Northfield (70% merino, 20% baby alpaca, 10% silk; 124 yd [113_m]/50 g): #03 Chestnut (MC), 4 balls; #27 Tranquil Blue (CC), 4 balls. Yarn distributed by WEBS.
Needles: Size 6 (4 mm): 24″ circular (cir) needle
Notions: Markers (m), crochet hook, tapestry needle
Gauge: One mitered rectangle measures 7½” wide and 5″ tall

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