Leander begins with twisted rib, morphing into a traveling current of brioche rib shaped to follow a sinuous course by a combination of decorative increases and decreases. This directional shaping also lends gentle curves along the scarf’s outer edges, fluidly framing the neck and the shoulders when draped. Worked in woolen-spun Shelter, Leander makes for a gratifying combination of tactile indulgence and lofty warmth.
This scarf is worked in two pieces, each from the cast-on edge to the center; the pieces are then joined. The long edges are finished with a knit-in I-cord edging.
- 5 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 grams)
- Photographed in colors Flannel and Hayloft
- 630 yards of worsted weight wool yarn
- 13¼ stitches & 39 rows = 4″ in Purled Brioche Rib with Size A needle, after blocking
Note that for Brioche Rib, each elongated stitch in a column of knit stitches represents two rows; when you count these it will appear that 19½ rows = 4”.
Size A (for Main Fabric)
- One circular needle* (any length) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
Size B (for Tubular Cast On and Ribbing)
- One circular needle* (any length), two sizes smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)
*Scarf may be worked on straight needles if preferred, but circular needles are required for joining the two halves.
- 9½” [24 cm] wide; 63″ [160 cm] long
Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- Tubular Cast On