Wavelength Scarf by Janine Myska

Wavelength Scarf

October 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette colorwork pattern, blocked.
US 9 - 5.5 mm
895 - 900 yards (818 - 823 m)
One size with instructions on how to adjust for other sizes or yarn weights
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Loosely inspired by curvy lines and bold design from the art deco movement, this fair-isle scarf uses two contrasting colors to create a bold, wavy effect that ripples throughout the fabric. In this pattern you’ll get to explore two-tone colorwork with both charted and written instructions.

Yarn: Worsted—Lion Brand Color Theory in 2 colorways: Thunder (Main Color – MC) and Moonbeam (Accent Color – AC)

  • 100% Acrylic
  • 246 yds (225 m) per 3.5 oz (100 g) skein
  • Find this yarn on lionbrand.com or visit yarnsub.com for a list of substitutes

Yardage: 3 skeins or 550 yds (503 m) of MC (Thunder), 2 skeins or 345 yds (316 m) of AC (Moonbeam)

If substituting Color Theory, choose any similar, category #4 worsted weight yarn that matches gauge. Most fiber types should work out fine. Always swatch before beginning to ensure you are happy with the resulting fabric.

Needles: Size U.S. 9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

Notions: Tapestry needle, 2 fixed stitch markers, a crochet hook that will fit through your stitches (anything 6 mm or smaller should work) for adding fringe, an object measuring approximately 6” (15 cm) in length to wrap yarn around to create fringe (such as your phone, a book, a piece of cardboard, etc.)


All measurements given are after blocking.

Finished scarf measures approximately 14.5” (37 cm) in width and 75” (191 cm) in length, not including fringe.

4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) = 20 sts and 16 rows in stockinette colorwork pattern, blocked.

When swatching your chosen yarns, swatch in the colorwork pattern (shown below) rather than in a single color for a more accurate representation of your tension in this project.


YES! Feel free to ignore the gauge of the pattern and work this pattern using any yarn and corresponding hook to your desired width. Just note that you’ll need a multiple of 8 stitches in order to follow the pattern as-written. You can easily adjust the number of solid stitches on either edge of the colorwork to achieve your desired border width, just make sure you have a multiple of 8 stitches for the colorwork.

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