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Mainline is all about texture and shape. A simple textured edge to avoid curl, and a raised main stitch; the crescent shaped will hug you around the neck and shoulders.

It is knitted lengthwise from the bottom up which does mean a bit of a mammoth cast on, but if you use markers you can place them each repeat as you cast on, which helps you keep track and not have to count lots of stitches.

Once established, the main pattern is easy to follow from reading your knitting on both right and wrong side and the knitting speeds along. By the time you reach the first set of decreases you’re over half way through your project.

The pattern contains both written and charted instructions and the scarf comprises 18 repeats of the pattern section. You can easily add more sections if you want a longer/wider scarf.


37 ½inches /  95 cm wingspan across top edge and 6 ½ inches / 16.5 cm long at points 


Chickadee by Quince & Co. 
(100% American wool; 181yd 166m/50g) 
2 skeins Bird’s Egg 106 


36 sts and 34 rows = 4” 10 cm in twisted stitch pattern, before blocking 
27 sts and 35 rows = 4” 10 cm in twisted stitch pattern, after blocking.


•One 32” circular needle (circ) in size US 5 3.75 mm or size to obtain gauge 
• Stitch markers (m) 
• Tapestry needle 


The pattern is supplied as a 5 page English Language PDF download and include full written and chart instructions.
You will get a PDF (2MB) file