Recently I have been designing reversible knits – their double thick reversible lines create a squishy fabric – this scarf is the squishiest of them all.
My reversible design elements use slipped stitches that are either knit or slipped on alternate rows. The knit stitches are surrounded by purl stitches (if worked from the other side, it is a purl stitch surrounded by knit stitches) causing the design element to be pushed above the the surface of the fabric (similar to why your knit stitches move forward and your purl stitches move to the back in ribbing). The design element is pushed even further forward by slipping it on every other row. The extra thickness is doubled by layering these design elements onto both sides of the fabric. This scarf features very dense reversible lines – the plushness is packed in.
Simple lines travel up the middle along the length of the scarf. Additional lines are increased and decreased into the fabric along the sides to produce the soft, wavy edges.
This pattern comes in 2 widths. The smaller size can be knit from two 200 yard/ 183 metre skeins of most worsted weight yarns. The larger size will wrap generously around you neck for maximum warmth this winter.
A slipped stitch reversible line is a simple combination of 2 stitches. Please see the Just Lines e-bookto explore different ways that this technique can be used.
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Published in Mary W Martin's Store
Just Lines ebook
Category: Neck / Torso → Scarf
Published: October 2020
Suggested yarn: Miss Babs Big Silk
Yarn weight: Worsted (9 wpi)
Gauge: 15 stitches and 24 rows = 10 cm in stocking stitch
Needle size: US 9 - 5.5 mm
Yardage: 400 - 740 yards (366 - 677 m)
Sizes available: S, L
See RAVELRY Pattern Page for more pictures and link to other projects.