Basketweave Scarf

Designer: Ann Budd
Published: May 17, 2007
Skill Level: Easy

Spurred on by Pam Allen’s book Scarf Style (published by Interweave Press), for the Interweave Knits Fall 2004 staff project, we all jumped on the bandwagon and worked up our own scarves in warm shades of red and pink. Ann Budd says: “I love long, narrow scarves. For this scarf I cast on just enough stitches to work a single balanced repeat of the Double Basket Pattern from Barbara Walker’s Treasury of Knitting, and repeated the 18-row pattern until I used up two balls of yarn. The interplay of horizontal an vertical ribs produces an undulating, curved effect that adds complicated texture to the relatively simple stitch pattern.”

Finished Size: About 4½" (11 .5 cm) wide and 78" (198 cm) long.

Yarn: Louet Gems Topaz (100% merino; 175 yd [160 m]/100 g): #11 cherry red, 2 skeins.

Needles: Size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st; 28 sts = 4#189;" (11 .5 cm) wide in double basket patt.

Skill Level:Easy.


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