Rosebud Scarf by Sasha Kagan

Rosebud Scarf

September 2004
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch intarsia
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2.25 mm (B)
1926 yards (1761 m)
14½"/37cm wide and 62"/157.5cm long from point to point, not including fringe
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Pattern Description from Scarf Style: “Sasha Kagan is well known for the use of floral motifs in her knitwear designs. The rose, with its connotations of love, has been a continuing theme in her work, and here the motifs she uses are reminiscent of Mid-European folk embroidery. She centered a large, detailed, single rose in the pointed ends of her scarf and surrounded it with delicate sprigs. The central portion of the scarf is textured in a subtle diagonal pattern for interest, and the scarf is finished with a crocheted edge. The warm rose colors on a tweedy black background and a deep, colorful fringe give her scarf a Spanish feel, like something a flamenco dancer might toss - with an artful flourish - about her neck.”

Finished Size: 14½“ (37 cm) wide and 62” (157.5 cm) long from point to point, not including 4½” (11.5 cm) fringe at each end.


  • Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4-Ply (100% wool; 120 yd (100m)/ 25g g): #283 whiskers (black, MC), 8 balls; #274 brilliant (red), #273 glory (gold), #271 cheerful (teal), #266 highlander (green), #269 blessed (dusty rose), #275 foxy (burgundy tweed), 1 ball each.
  • Rowan Wool Cotton (50% Merino wool, 50% cotton; 123 yd (112 m)/ 50 g): #943 flower (pink), #910 gypsy (wine), 1 ball each.
  • Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers

Needles: Size 4 (3.25mm): straight. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Crochet hook size B/1 (2.5-mm); tapestry needle

Gauge: 27 sts and 33 rows = 2” (5 cm) in St st intarsia.


  • Use separate balls or bobbins of yarn for each motif and carry the background yarn (MC) behind from selvedge to selvedge, securing the flats on every other stitch.
  • See Glossary for crochet instructions.