Designer: Mags Kandis
Published: September 10, 2007
Technique: Domino Knitting, Mitered Squares
Skill Level: Easy
What could be more comforting than being wrapped up in the warmth of a colorful quilt? Very loosely based on the traditional Log Cabin quilt block, Mags Kandis worked this wrap/oversized scarf square by square in the easy and satisfying mitered-square method of color knitting. This is as effortless as working in stripes, but the results are far more impressive. As this project is worked one color as a time, it’s perfect for thinking about and playing with color.
Finished Size: About 16½" (42 cm) wide and 66" (168 cm) long, after blocking.
Yarn: DK (#3 Light). Shown here: Rowan Kidsilk Haze (70% super kid mohair; 30% silk; 230 yd [210 m]/25 g): #597 jelly (lime green; A), #596 marmalade (orange; B), #583 blushes (rose; C), #600 dewberry (lavender; D), #582 trance (medium blue; E), #578 swish (gold; F), #581 meadow (pale blue; G), #595 liqueur (dark red; H), and #588 drab (grey; I), 1 ball each. See individual yardage amounts below.
Please note that color #578 swish (gold) has been discontinued.
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm). Note: a 16" (40 cm) bamboo circular needle is recommended. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.
Gauge: Small square measures 2¾" (7 cm) square; large square measures 5½" (14 cm) square, both after blocking.
Skill level: Easy.
Pattern Correction (posted 9/10/07; PDF updated 9/4/07):
Block 4 ... Work Small Square, working Rows 1–3 with C, Rows 4–9 with I, and Rows 10-–22 with A.
All amounts given are approximate and include a small "fudge factor" to allow for individual variations.
Sample scarf weighs: 2.7 oz/78 g
Total yardage: About 826 yd/755 m
Color A: (lime green) 94 yd/86 m
Color B: (orange) 94 yd/86 m
Color C: (rose) 98 yd/90 m
Color D: (lavender) 112 yd/102 m
Color E: ("medium blue"; actually a deep turquoise blue) 105 yd/96 m
Color F: (gold) 89 yd/81 m
Color G: ("pale blue"; actually a light mint green) 72 yd/66 m
Color H: (dark red) 72 yd/66 m
Color I: ("grey"; actually a dark grey-green) 90 yd/82 m
PATTERN PDF CORRECTED September 7, 2007