Scalene is an asymmetrically shaped, triangular scarf that features both horizontal and vertical keyholes for several styles of wear. This gender neutral design looks great on women and men of any age.
This 5 page pattern is written in one size with directions given for three gauges to accommodate lace – worsted weight yarns. Directions are given for knitting this scarf with or without striping throughout. Knitting is simple enough for an adventurous beginner, but interesting enough for knitters at any skill level.
Also included is a photo tutorial on how to twist your yarns together for a tidy edge when knitting stripes and carrying the non-working yarn along the selvedge.
Measurements:Width: about 50” (127 cm)
Height: about 15” (38 cm)
Yarn: Yardages listed are generous estimates. It’s always better to err on the side of too much yarn rather than too little. When in doubt, buy the extra skein for insurance.
Any fiber that is suitable for next-to-skin wear will work for this pattern. When selecting colors keep in mind that Color B is used to knit the wide keyhole stripe.
Yardage for scarf with no stripes:
SM Gauge: Color A - 450 yds (412 m), Color B - 190 yds (174 m)
MD Gauge: Color A - 375 yds (252 m), 155 yds (142 m)
LG Gauge: Color A - 300 yds (275 m), Color B - 120 yds (110 m)
Yardage for scarf with stripes:
SM Gauge: Color A - 240 yds (220 m), Color B - 400 yds (366 m)
MD Gauge: Color A - 195 yds (178 m), 335 yds (306 m)
LG Gauge: Color A - 150 yds (138 m), Color B - 270 yds (247 m)
Needles: One 36” circular needle and two DPNs in size required to obtain gauge. Scarf is knit flat on a circular needle so exact needle length is not critical.
Notions: 1 stitch marker, scrap yarn or stitch holder, a darning needle for weaving in ends, (optional) 2 more stitch markers to assist with counting.
Numbers are provided for three gauges to accommodate lace – worsted weight yarns. Gauges for all sizes are for gently blocked garter stitch.
SM GAUGE (for lace weight yarns): 32 sts = 4”. Suggested needle size US 1 (2.25 mm).
MD GAUGE (for sock weight yarns): 24 sts = 4”. Suggested needle size US 4 (3.25 mm).
LG GAUGE (for dk & worsted weight yarns): 18 sts = 4”. Suggested needle size US 7 (4.5 mm).