Snowchaser by Elizabeth Elliott


March 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16.5 stitches and 35.5 rows = 4 inches
in slip-stitch diamond pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
764 - 906 yards (699 - 828 m)
Medium: 10.5in/26.5cm wide x 72in/180cm long, Long: 10.5in/26.5cm wide x 94in/239cm long (sample size)
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Snowchaser uses slipped stitches to create a subtle texture that is pleasing on both sides of the fabric. The scarf is worked from side to side to create long stripes that follow the pattern repeats. There is a garter stitch selvedge at each end, along which you add an attached I-cord edging once the main body of the scarf is nished. This pattern uses knit, purl, and slipped stitches, with the pattern worked on right side rows only. The stitch pattern is both charted and written, and includes instructions on adjusting for different lengths and gauges.


  • O-Wool Local (50% certi ed organic merino, 50% alpaca; 240 yds/219m per 3.5 oz/100g); Purple Loosestrife (MC): 2 skeins; Ash (CC): 2 skeins, or 382 yds/349m (453 yds/414m) worsted weight yarn in each colour
  • US6/4.0mm circular needle (or one size smaller than gauge needle), 40in/100cm or longer
  • US7/4.5mm circular needle (or size needed for correct gauge), 40in /100cm or longer
  • US7/4.5mm (or same size as main needle): 2 DPNs or a short circular needle
  • 19 (24) stitch markers (optional)
  • yarn needle