Tubular Scarf with Colorwork

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The simple addition of buttons to this traditional Shetland scarf shape updates it with new versatility. Oslo is a tubular scarf with decorative colorwork motifs at each end and a buttoned seed-stitch hem. Buttons are sewn onto the inside of the tube and inserted through the buttonholes to close the tube; the buttons can also be used to affix each end of the scarf together, creating many creative options for wear. We like to button one corner from each end together to create a cowl-like fit (shown on the pattern’s cover). Because the scarf is tubular it is thick and warm, while remaining light – thanks to Loft’s soft-spun construction – it’s a classy way to keep warm!


5 colors of fingering-weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:

  • Color 1 (C1): Cast Iron – 825 yards 
  • Color 2 (C2): Sweatshirt – 85 yards 
  • Color 3 (C3): Fossil – 85 yards 
  • Color 4 (C4): Barn Owl – 50 yards 
  • Color 5 (C5): Long Johns – 20 yards 


Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g):

Please note: the stitch patterns in this garment are charted only.

  • 26 stitches & 38 rounds = 4″ in single-color Stockinette Stitch in the Round with Single-Color Gauge Needle, after blocking
  • 26 stitches & 28 rounds = 4″ in Stranded Colorwork in the round with Colorwork Gauge Needle, after blocking
  • One set of DPNs (or long circular, if using the Magic Loop Method) in size needed to obtain single-color Stockinette Stitch Gauge (suggested: US 5/3¾ mm)
  • One set of DPNs (or long circular) in size needed to obtain Stranded Colorwork Gauge (suggested: US6/4 mm)

Note: It is likely that your needle sizes will vary for matching gauge from the suggested sizes. We recommend swatching both single-color and colorwork fabrics to determine proper needle sizes for each section

  • 72″ long, 14″ circumference (creating 7″ scarf width)
Michele Wang
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