Genetically Linked Scarf
This scarf uses Fission Knitting to create a different design on each side of the fabric. The result is a layer of cables overlaid on each side of a marled garter stitch middle layer. Two fingering weight yarns are held together to create a worsted weight scarf.
The sample shown is knit with a solid coloured yarn as the main colour (MC) and a gradient for the contrast colour (CC). Five diamond motifs are worked on one side of the scarf where one of the diamonds differs only in its colour. The effect of the gradient permeates the character of the reverse side even though the linked design is worked only in the main colour.
As matching gauge is not essential in this project, look for fingering weight yarns that are close in thickness. The yarns do not need to be the same base. Smooth yarns work best. Sticky yarns may be difficult to work with. Choose a needle size where you like the fabric. If the gauge is too loose, the cables will not look crisp.
This scarf looks striking knit with variegated, speckled or self striping sock yarns paired with a solid colour. Two solid/tonal yarns work great too!
This pattern, Sisters in Spirit Scarf/Wrap and Fraternal Forever Scarf. are in the Family Connections ebook.
The Fission Knitting Tutorials will help you get started with this technique.
ERRATA: In the Body of Scarf section, it says to work Rows 1-44 of the Setup Pattern. This should say Rows 1-14.
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Published in Family Connections Series
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Category: Neck / Torso → Scarf
Suggested yarn: coriand3r knits Merino Silk Shawl Length - Gradient
coriand3r knits Merino Silk Shawl Length
both are used in this pattern
Yarn weight: yarn held together
= Worsted (9 wpi)
Gauge: 20 stitches and 38 rows = 10 cm in purlwise garter with both yarns held together
Needle size: US 7 - 4.5 mm
Yardage: 1000 - 1200 yards (914 - 1097 m)
Sizes available: length adjustable
See RAVELRY Pattern Page for more pictures and link to other projects.