Knit a piece of textile history!
The pattern for this scarf is based on Barbara Walker’s interpretation of the Dura-Europos “knitting” fragment (later proven to be nalbinding, not knitting at all. More information can be found in the excellent Knitty article on the subject, found here).
The scarf is reversible and knits up quickly because of its shape. It’s really like knitting only half a scarf!
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 72 in (183 cm) long, 5.5 in (14 cm) across widest part of scarf
YARN: DK weight version: Rowan RYC Cashsoft DK (57% merino, 33% microfiber, 10% cashmere; 142 yds/130 m per 50g skein); color 525, Kingfisher; 3 skeins
Worsted weight version (not shown): Crystal Palace Yarns Mochi Plus (80% merino, 20% nylon; 95 yds/87 m per 50g skein); color 551; 3 skeins
If substituting, you will need approximately 300 yards (275 m) of DK weight yarn or 220 yards (201 m) of worsted weight yarn.
NEEDLES: DK weight: US #6 [4.0 mm]. Worsted weight: US #8 [5.0 mm]
NOTIONS: Stitch marker, yarn needle
GAUGE: DK weight: 30 sts/28 rows = 4 inches/10cm on size US #6 [4.0 mm] needles in k1, p1 rib (slightly stretched).Worsted weight: 26 sts/24 rows = 4 inches/10cm on size US #8 [5.0 mm] needles in k1, p1 rib (slightly stretched).
SKILLS NEEDED: Basic increases and decreases; pattern includes instructions for an advanced increase. Links to tutorials for these skills can be found here.
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