For the skill-hungry knitter, four different techniques combine for an astounding scarf greater than the sum of its parts. Two-colour marling contrasts with double knitted motifs, bracketed by intarsia i-cord edging. Top it off with mirrored ombre colour changes and you have a playground of new skills any knitter would be proud to master. The Dancing Circles Reversible Scarf is knit flat. Most of the scarf is knit in garter with two colours held double for a marl effect, with circle motifs throughout created with double knitting. Simple i-cord edging gets added flair from basic intarsia. Pattern includes links to video tutorials for all techniques. This is a perfect introduction to both intarsia and double knitting. You will barely realize you are learning new techniques as they are simple and such a tiny part of this piece, you will think of them as just another instruction. This pattern was originally published in KnitPicks in October 2017.
|Pattern source (brand and/or designer)||MagdaMakes|
|Gauge||16 sts and 26 rows = 10 cm (4”) over pattern with yarn held double, blocked (though gauge does not change significantly after blocking). Getting exact gauge is not essential for this pattern.|
|Charted or written pattern||Both|
|Sizes required||one size|
Videos are provided for the techniques. provisional crochet cast-on i-cord (cast-on, selvedge and bind-off) double knitting (this is a great introduction) intarsia (this is a great introduction)
15 cm (6”) wide x 155 cm (61”) long
|Construction type||Start with a provisional cast-on, work i-cord. The scarf is knit back and forth with integrated i-cord edging. An i-cord bind-off finshes the the project off.|
|Required or recommended yarn||Worsted weight, 5 colours in a gradual gradient (lightest and darkest, 50 g/ middle three, 100 g). There should not be a big difference between any two adjacent colours. If you look at the images from the Knit Picks version, there is too strong a contract between colours A and B. (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dancing-circles-reversible-scarf)|
|Ownership of the finished item||The finished item is yours to keep.|
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The designer has created the following milestones, in order to keep track of progress during the test knit. By marking off each milestone as you complete it, you can easily keep the designer up to date with your progress.2018-12-31: Cast-on and section 1
2019-01-06: Sections 2-3
2019-01-12: Sections 4-5
2019-01-18: Sections 6-7
2019-01-21: Completed project, photos and questionnaire
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