Kimmswick puts a modern twist on one of knitting's most traditional and well-loved styles - the Shetland tube scarf. Worked circularly throughout at a relaxed gauge, the double layer of stranded fabric creates a lusciously soft and pliable garment. Large graphic diamonds adorn each end of the scarf, while smaller stripe and check patterns fill the center area. Work bold or neutral color schemes in woolen-spun Loft for a well-blended painterly effect, or in worsted-spun Peerie to render the motifs crisply like stained glass. Designed by Julie Hoover.
Finished Measurements: 8" width; 72" length
Yarn: 1 skein each of Colors 1, 2, 5 and 6; 2 skeins each of Colors 3 and 4 of Brooklyn Tweed Loft or Peerie
Featured in Peerie colors 698 Muslin (C1), 682 Loam (C2), 618 Palazzo (C3), 621 Alizarin (C4), 623 Firebrush (C5) and 635 Burnished (C6)
Needles and Notions: US 6 & US 5 16" circular needle, stitch marker, US G-6 crochet hook and smooth waste yarn (fingering weight cotton, silk or bamboo for provisional cast on), spare US 5 needles for joinery bind off, small amount of sock yarn in similar color for seaming, blunt tapestry needle, T-pins (optional)
Gauge: 25 stitches & 28 rounds = 4" in charted colorwork with US 6 needles