Better Together

You know how some things are just made for each other? Good books and rainy days, cozy socks and Sunday mornings. Like lace and stripes, two good things together can be greater than the sum of their parts and the luckiest among us have friends like this too. People who bring out the best in us. Knit them this scarf to let them know they’re the s’mores to your campfire.

Better Together combines stripes, lace, and strategically placed buttons into a versatile scarf designed to be worn many ways.

Sizes:

one size

Measurements:

WIDTH (TOP EDGE): 58”
WIDTH (BOTTOM EDGE): 73”
HEIGHT: 8”
HEIGHT CENTER-FRONT POINT: 11”

Materials:

YARN: in DK weight yarn:
MC (brown) - 320 yds 293 m
CC (green) - 180 yds 165 m

Sample was knit with Malabrigo Rastita (100% Merino Wool; 310 yds/100g) in Glitter (MC) and Mostaza (CC).

It’s best to choose a somewhat sturdy yarn for this scarf. More delicate yarns that create a drapey fabric, such as those with silk content may not work as well. I have knit this design in several yarns and found Malabrigo Rastita and other 100% wool yarns to create the best fabric to wear the scarf in all the ways shown.

NEEDLES: Circular needle in size US 7 (4.5 cm) OR size required to obtain gauge. Scarf is knit flat on a circular needle, so exact length of the needle isn’t critical. Anything 24” (60 cm) or longer will work.

NOTIONS: 4 markers, 11 buttons about ½” (1.25cm) in diameter, darning needle for weaving ends.

Gauge:

20 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette