Abbie Bargello Scarf
All that rich texture and color….Wait. What’s going on with the colors? How are the colors grouping together like that? How is the color pooling controlled like that? Surprise! Self-striping yarns set up with easy intarsia create stacks of color that are all the rage. Grab your yarn and needles — you are in for a fun ride!
Skill Level: Easy
Required Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, bind off. Intarsia experience is helpful but not required.
Finished Measurements: 74” / 188cm length; 9.5” / 24cm width
Gauge: 19 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette stitch; 19 sts and 22 rows = 4” / 10cm in pattern stitch. Gauge is not critical for this project but a different gauge will affect yarn requirements and size of finished piece. Take time to check gauge. After working a gauge swatch, do not cut yarn. Block it, measure it, then unravel it to reclaim the yarn.
- Yarn: Worsted weight variegated yarn with long color changes; 570 yards / 521m. Model shown in Sprightly Yarns Spectrum Worsted by Craftsy (50% Wool, 50% Acrylic, 150yds / 174m per 100g), 3 skeins, color Keep Coasting
- Needles: US 8 / 5mm straight needles , or size needed to obtain gauge
- Crochet hook size H / 5mm for crochet cast on (optional)
- 3 resealable plastic baggies, sandwich size
- Permanent marker
- Yarn needle
After casting on and working four rows, this project is worked in three columns of intarsia (segments). Each segment is worked with its own skein of yarn. To make sure that each segment starts with a different color, examine the yarn ends of each purchased skein and re-wind into center-pull balls if necessary. When working across each row, be sure to pick up the new yarn from under the yarn begin dropped to link the yarns as for intarsia and prevent holes in the fabric.