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Summer Knitting Series Week 4: Scarves

Summer Knitting Series Week 4: Scarves

“Narrow enough to not be a blanket”

Real talk: scarves take forever to knit but no cowl will ever replace the squishy wonderful warmth of a scarf. Scarves are an amazing garment because they can keep you warm, add a touch of colour to your day, and be beautiful all at the same time. There are so many great scarf patterns out there and I’m going to try to bring you some of the best today that range from lace to Stephen West (he’s his own genre) there’s a scarf for you out there. 

Afton by Jared Flood 

Cables and lace used together create a breathtaking ornate fabric and Jared makes the most out of that by having gauged the pattern to work with multiple weights and textures of yarns. Worsted spun yarns will create an elegant fabric suited for dressing up and enhancing any outfit while a more rustic woolen spun adds a rustic softness to the shapes. Worked in any combination of yarn and sizes Afton is a statement and a testament to knitterly detail. 

Reccomended Yarn: Loft or Shelter


Clockwork by Stephen West

Slipped stitch columns stand out on this narrow shawl that functions because of intuitive shaping much more as a scarf. The unique profile of this scarf shawl hybrid is a utilitarian and aesthetic match made in heaven, spaced out garter stripes and the slipped stitch sections give both comfortable stretch and shape and hold making it both snuggly easy to keep in place with minimal fuss. 

Recommended Yarn: Fino



Magdalen by Joji Locatelli 

An edge exploding with cables and a field of dense texture give this oversize blanket scarf a fashion forward look while referencing knitting traditions. Knit at an aran weight, this larger scarf will not be as arduous to knit while still giving plenty of size and coverage. Pick any colour for this that will work with your fall wardrobe and cast on right away so this will be ready for September.

*please note this pattern can only be purchased as a PDF version of Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 14

Recommended Yarn: The Croft


Architexture by Jennifer Weisman 

Shaped and minimalist are not often things that one associates with a scarf but this minimalist celebration of fingering weight wool sure does. High twist or woolen spun yarns will display the texture differently but don’t be fooled the simpler the yarn the more this pattern will shine. 

Recommended Yarn: Cumbria Fingering 



Kimmswick by Julie Hoover

Lively colourwork motifs decorate this scarf, knit in the round and sealed with ribbing on both ends Kimmiswick is a great chance to experiment with colour because of its relatively small size choose vivid high contrast shades to create a perfect fall and winter accessory. 

Reccomended Yarn: Peerie 

-Ethan Barclay-Ennew

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Bonnie Jull - August 1, 2018

Thanks! Just when I’m getting bored with scarves, you show this great post. It’s Architexture for me.

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