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scarf 30 - linda darnell




This scarf is a good way to perfect your Fair Isle technique. Fair Isle is traditionally worked on a circular needle in the round. I did it on straight needles and seamed along the side because of the circumference of the scarf is only 12 inches around, a 16 inch needle will be too long and a 12 inch circular needle hurts.

If you prefer, with a few adjustments, the scarf can be worked in the round, using a set of double pointed needles. There are some non Fair Isle patterns in the scarf. Very little clean-up is required with this pattern because all the ends are in the center of tube.

We used Plymouth Yarn's Baby Alpaca DK @125 yards each.
13 balls were used - 1 ball of 11 different colors and 2 balls of ecru (color C).

You can substitute any soft dk weight yarn. The chart below makes it easy to check in your stash. The scarf looks attractive in many different color combinations. More or less colors can be used.

It can be a completely different look using only 2 colors. A total of 7 balls will be required for a two color scarf; 4 of the dominant color and 3 of the second color.




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approximately 62 inches long x width varies from 5.5 inches to 6 inches


Plymouth Yarns - Baby Alpaca dk
100% alpaca
50 grams - 125 yards each ball

Each row of color requires approximately 1½ yards of yarn.
I figured the same 1½ yards, even when 2 colors were used on the same row.

  waste yarn to cast on 5    
A dark gray 46 69  
B red 42 63  
C ecru 152 (2 balls) 228  
D light blue 68 102  
E chartreuse 12 18  
F magenta 19 29  
G light gray 36 54  
H navy 8 12  
I turquoise 6 9  
J tan 52 78  
K medium light blue 34 51  
L black 30 45  

For your scarf to be the correct size, it is not the brand of yarn that matters, but the GAUGE that is important.

It is best to refer to the yardage to determine how many skeins or balls to purchase.


Note: For pattern 1 you will need either double-pointed or circular needles, the remaining patterns can be worked on straight needles and do not require double pointed needles or a circular needle, but either can be used for the entire scarf.

size 6 double pointed needles 10 inches long - 2 needles
or 24 inch circular needle; or size needles to obtain the correct gauge
size 6 straight needle - optional

gauge ruler
tapestry needle

an average of 24 stitches = 4 inches (row gauge varies, depending on the pattern stitch)

 Projects using advanced techniques and stitches, such  as short rows, fair isle, more intricate intarsia, cables,  lace patterns, and numerous color changes

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scarf 30 - linda darnell


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