Silk Scarf Narrative by Inge Sandholt

Silk Scarf Narrative

May 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches
in Half Patent Checkerboard
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
150 yards (137 m)
One size
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This unisex scarf has garter stitch squares alternating with the half patent stitch producing a lovely texture. It is not reversible, however, both sides are beautiful. The luxury yarn used for the scarf makes it a true fashion statement! The pattern has written as well as chart instructions.

My mother taught me the stitch halvpatent - a stretchy rib pattern for sweaters. It seems the terminology for this stitch differs widely, even in Danish. The closest English terms I have been able to come up with is “half patent”, “half brioche” or “half fisherman’s stitch”. I also found out that my way of working it differs from the usual way to work the patent stitch. I knit one stitch below, thus avoiding yarn over. I much prefer this approach, it is faster and easier to work.