“When my friend Ken celebrated his 60th birthday, I decided to create a scarf in his honor,” says Matthews. “I knew that what was needed was something that involved a little bit of thinking outside the box… which left you with a good feeling in the end-- much like Ken himself. And, in a nod to his many years spent in Japan and his continuing connection to the country, its people and its culture, I knew the yarn had to be Japanese.” And so it is. This marvellous, true seaman’s scarf is a work of art, each one unique, and a mini-workshop in mitreing. Gauge given is over seed stitch. PS My friend Ken is also known to us as “The Scarborough Dude”, hence the name of this scarf.
Requires 3 balls of Noro Silk Garden Lite.
Suggested yarn: Noro Silk Garden Lite
Yarn weight: DK (11 wpi)
Gauge: 24 stitches and 28 rows = 10 cm over rib, slightly stretched; 19 sts and 36 rows to 4 inches over seed stitch
Needle size: US 6 - 4.0 mm
Yardage: 410 yards (375 m)
Size: Each mitred rectangle measures 43 cm x 18 cm (17 inches x 7 inches). Total length of the scarf is 141 cm (55.5 inches).