The scarf is knit from the central set-up square outwards. Two identical sides can be worked one by one or from two different balls of yarn at the same time. Sections of dropped stitches, simple lace, stockinette, and small slipped stitch cables arranged in a chevron pattern are separated and highlighted by the lines of wraps in contrasting color. The wraps can also be worked in an array of colors to use up scrap yarns.
Uist Wool Astair (Cheviot and alpaca; 165 metres / 180 yards per 50 g)
MC: 810 metres / 890 yards
CC: 75 metres / 80 yards
Sample shown is knit in colourways Poll (MC) and Abhainn (CC).
4 mm / US 6 circular needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)
4 mm / US 6 double-pointed needles (or needle size to obtain gauge)
To work this pattern using the magic loop technique, use a circular needle with a cable length of at least at least 80 cm / 32” instead of double-pointed needles.
22 sts x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4” (worked flat, in stockinette stitch, after blocking)