Colour Field

Designed for Laine Magazines 52 Weeks of Easy Knits.

This scarf is knit from end to end and consists of alternating sections of marled and un-marled knitting. Half of the row is knit with a single strand of the MC and the other half is knit with both the MC and CC held together. The point at which you move from knitting single stranded to double stranded is marked by a central stitch marker. The CC changes with each new block and alternates though out the project for a total of 14 blocks consisting of 7 different colours used twice. When adding in a new CC no need to tie it in as it is held in place as it it knit, just leave a long enough tail to weave in at the end. Diagonal edges are created by increasing or decreasing on either side of some RS rows and an edge is created by slipping stitches, these edge stitches are marked by stitch markers.

Yarn: MC: 2 skeins of Cirro by The Fibre Co. (40% alpaca, 40% cotton, 20% merino, 246 yds / 225 m – 50 g), colourway Graceful.

CC: 7 balls (1 in each colour) of Lore Minis by The Fibre Co. (100% Romney wool, 68 yds / 62 m – 25 g), colourways Gentle, Passionate, Sensitive, Courage, Stable, Caring and Pensive.

If you decide to use another yarn, you will need approx. 487 yds / 445 m of sport-weight yarn in MC and a total of approx. 322 yds / 294 m of DK-weight yarn in CC.

Needles: US 10 / 6 mm straight or 24–40” / 60–100 cm long circular needles.

Notions: 3 stitch markers.

15 sts x 28 rows to 4” / 10 cm in Garter Stitch with MC and CC held together, after blocking.

Marling refers to the technique of knitting two strands of yarn together at the same time as if they were a single strand. In the pattern where it reads ‘with MC + CC’ knit with both a strand of the MC and a strand of the CC to create a marled fabric. When switching from double-stranded (marled) sections to single-stranded (un-marled) sections, the CC should be left at the front of the work ready to knit the next row.

This scarf can be knitted with lots of small fragments of leftover DK-weight yarns in place of the CC Lore Minis for the marled sections. Each marled shape takes approx. 23 yds / 21 m (approx. 9 g) of DK-weight yarn.

Two strands of a lace-weight mohair can be used instead of the proposed MC. However, please note that this will increase meterage requirements. When holding several strands together, be careful that none of the strands are dropped.

Photography: Laine Publishing

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