Striped Fringe by Amanda Blair Brown

Striped Fringe

October 2003
Sport (12 wpi) ?
40 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in K1, P1 rib
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1386 yards (1267 m)
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From the magazine: Stripes are an inexhaustible resource for design innovation, and Amanda Blair has used them to create this imaginative scarf. She deconstructed her stripe patterns on either end for a long, dramatic fringe. The harmonious colors and freed stripes falling in ever-changing configurations turn a simple idea into a fluid and complex garment.

Finished Size: 8-1/2” (21.5cm) wide and an average of 92” (233.5cm) long, including fringe

Yarn: Sportwieght (#2 Fine).
Gems Sport Weight (100% merino; 198 yd 181 m/100 g): #35 mustard (gold), #43 taupe (gray), #47 terra cotta, #55 willow (light yellow-green), #52 grape, #50 sage (blue-green) and #02 tobacco (brown), 1 skein each.

Needles: Size 2 (3 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle; stitch holders.

Knitting note: Scarf uses 1 skein each of 7 colours. Each fringe is knit into a 12-stitch wide stripe, then all stripes are put onto the same needle and knit intarsia until you reach the fringe on the other end where they are separated into 12-stitch wide stripes again.