This springy scarf is modeled after one featured in Volume 6 of Weldon’s Practical Needlework (Facsimile reproduction, Loveland, Colorado: Interweave Press, 2002). The original was worked in fingering-weight wool in two sections, each worked downward from the center back neck. I knitted this version in a DK-weight alpaca from one end to the other, eliminating the bulky join at the center neck. A few rows of eyelets followed by a fancy crochet edging widen the ends of the scarf and add a lacy touch to the sturdy ribbed pattern.
Handspun Version Included
Designer Ann Budd, Liz Gipson
Finished Size About 4¼ inches (11 cm) wide and 49 inches (125 cm) long
Yarn Alpaca with a Twist Baby Twist (DK-weight), 100% baby alpaca yarn, 110 yards (100 m)/50 g ball, 3 balls of #4004 green
Needles Two size 8 (5 mm)
Notions Crochet hook, size I/9 (5.5 mm), Tapestry needle
Gauge About 19 sts and 12 rows = 2 inches (5 cm) in textured rib pattern, relaxed; 10 sts and 14 rows = 2 inches (5 cm) in stockinette stitch on size 8 (5 mm) needles; obtaining exact gauge is not critical for this project