Calder by Sarah Shepherd


October 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch on 3.5mm needles after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
405 yards (370 m)
One size
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One size: 188 cm / 74” long, 11.5 cm / 4½ wide through central section at narrowest point, 15 cm / 6” wide at widest point

Yarn: Julie Asselin Fino (4ply / fingering weight; 75% Merino wool, 15% cashmere, 10% silk; 370 m / 400 yds per 115 g skein) Shade: Echo; 1 skein

Gauge: 28 sts & 32 rows = 10 cm / 4” over garter stitch on 3.5 mm needles after blocking.

Needles: 3.5 mm / US 4 knitting needles Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Notions: 2 stitch markers

Notes: Calder is knit from pointed end to pointed end, back and forth in rows. Each of the 18 triangular sections of the scarf (see schematic) is referred to as a ‘segment’; by the end of each full repeat of Chart A, two segments have been created. Each segment is bordered by a single stocking stitch ‘spine’; the spine is on the right hand of each decreasing segment and on the left of each increasing segment.
The scarf is reversible so there is strictly no RS or WS, however for the purpose of making the pattern clearer to follow, the RS is the side where the straight edge of the first half of knitting is on the right hand side and on the left side on the second half of knitting. The first st of every row is slipped knitwise with yarn in back (kwise wyib).

For clarity, you can find the written instructions for rows 6-47 here (NB though listed in on our errata page, this is not errata!)