Braided Scarf by Xandy Peters

Braided Scarf

October 2017
Aran (8 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
400 - 215 yards (366 - 197 m)
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This pattern is also available as part of the Shifty Chevron Collection

This scarf brings 3 simple concepts together into a more interesting, but easy to knit, scarf. Stripes provide color contrast; shaping bends the stripes into chevron patterns; and the final addition of short rows changes the thickness of each stripe. As the stripes become thick and thin, the proportion of colors changes,creating a braided look. Consider playing with self striping, ombre, speckled and variegated yarns for a completely different look.The instructions are for a heavy worsted weight yarn, but the pattern can be modified to fit any yarn weight using the following formula.

This project has 2 sets of instructions with different advantages:
Knit/Purl – the edges are neater when the pattern is worked with some purl rows. In this version, the yarns travel up opposite sides of the work and do not need to break.
All Knit – in this option, long loops are formed from carrying Color B up the side of the work or Color B breaks after each stripe and ends are woven in as you go. There is no purling in this version, but it is not as neat looking.
Sample is worked using knit/purl instructions.

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Finished Size: Adjustable, shown as 9” (23 cm) x 68” (173 cm) rectangular scarf with pointed ends.
Yarn: 1 skein each of 2 colors Briggs & Little Heritage, 215 yards (197 m) per 4 oz (113g) skein; 100% Canadian wool. Shown in 11 Dark Grey and 71 Dark Maroon.
Or calculate instructions to fit any gauge using the steps on right.
Needles: #9 (5.5 mm) 24” (60 cm) circular needles for Knit/Purl version, #9 (5.5 mm) for All Knit version, or adjust size to fit your yarn.
Gauge: 14 sts x 26 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in garter stitch after blocking.
Materials: Stitch marker, calculator, ruler, yarn needle, blocking surface, and pins.