by Fran Jepperson
The linen stitch (one of our favorite stitches!) creates a beautiful fabric that looks almost handwoven, and provides a lovely way to play with different color and fiber combinations. This scarf calls for two different but similar-weight yarns (changed randomly, or with the flip of a penny!), and it is especially fun to knit with a semi-solid or solid yarn and a variegated yarn.
This pattern is knit side to side and includes instructions for both fingering-weight and sport-weight versions. Sport-weight instructions are in parentheses.
Materials, Needles, and Hooks: Fingering-weight version: 1 skein Fidalgo Artisan Yarn’s Fidalgo Fingering (65% merino, 35% bamboo, 100gm=495yds) and 1 skein Fidalgo Artisan Yarn’s One Foot Two Foot (85% superwash merino, 15% nylon, 50g, 218yds) or 600 yards of any fingering-weight yarn; US 7 (4.5mm) 32-inch circular needles (or size to obtain gauge), US 2 (2.75mm) needle for binding off, size G crochet hook.
Sport-weight version: 1 skein Fidalgo Artisan Yarn’s Rylie & Me (50% alpaca, 25% silk, 25% linen, 100gm=276yds) and 1 skein Fidalgo Artisan Yarn’s Winter Silk (70% alpaca, 30% silk, 100gm=276yds) or 500 yards of any sport-weight yarn; US 9 (5.5mm) 32-inch circular needle (or size to obtain gauge), US 5 (3.75mm) needle for binding off, size G crochet hook.
Some of these yarns are not currently available in our online shop. If you are interested, please call us to find out what colors we have available in the Anacortes shop.
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