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scarf 30 - linda darnell




The linda darnell scarf is an excellent way to perfect your Fair Isle technique on straight needles. Fair Isle is traditionally worked on a circular needle in the round; this scarf is worked on straight needles and woven along the long edge.

Because the circumference of the scarf is only 12 inches-(30.5 cm) around, a 16 inch-(40.5 cm) circular needle will be too long and a 12 inch-(30.5 cm) circular needle will be too uncomfortable.

If you prefer, with a few adjustments for pattern repeats, the scarf can be worked in the round, using a set of double pointed needles.
There are some patterns in the scarf that are not Fair Isle.
Very little clean-up is required with this scarf because all the ends are in the center of tube.

A very helpful tracking sheet is included with pattern.




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approximately 62 inches - (157.7 cm) long x width varies from
           5.5 inches - (14 cm) to 6 inches - (15.25 cm)

Plymouth Yarn's Baby Alpaca DK
100% baby alpaca
1.75 ounces - (50 grams) 125 yards - (114.3 m) each ball

13 balls were used
1 ball each of 11 colors
2 balls of ecru (color C)

Any soft dk weight yarn can be substituted. The chart below makes it easy to check your stash. The scarf looks attractive in many different color combinations. More or less colors can be used. It would be a completely different look using only 2 colors. A total of 7 balls would be required for a two color scarf; 4 of the dominant color and 3 of the second color.

Each row of color requires approximately 1½ yards - (47 m) of yarn.
We figured the same 1½ yards - (47 m), even when 2 colors were used on the same row.


  waste yarn to cast on 5 - any color    
A dark gray 46 69 63
B red 42 63 57.5
C ecru 152 (2 balls) 228 208
D light blue 68 102 93
E chartreuse 12 18 16.5
F magenta 19 29 26.5
G light gray 36 54 49.3
H navy 8 12 11
I turquoise 6 9 8.2
J tan 52 78 71.3
K medium light blue 34 51 46.6
L black 30 45 41

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.

size 4 - (3.5 mm) double pointed needles 10 inches - (25.5 cm) long
size 6 - (
4 mm) double pointed needles 10 inches - (25.5 cm) long

Note: You will need needles open on both ends for pattern 1.
The remaining patterns do not require double pointed needles but can be used for the entire scarf.
Optional size 6-(
4 mm) straight needles

gauge ruler
tapestry needle

an average of 24 stitches = 4 inches - (10 cm)
(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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