Painting Parallelograms

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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    This DK weight scarf features one main color striped with three contrast colors, but you can use as many contrast colors as you like. The contrast colors meander to the left and right with slip stitches to create a parallelogram motif. The simple cascading rhythm produces a zig zag I-cord edge, which crisply frames the long scarf.

    You can easily customize the length of this scarf by knitting more parallelogram repeats or bind off early for a shorter length.

  • Sizes
    Long Scarf Wide Wrap
    Long Scarf shown in green/blue/brown
    Wide Wrap shown in blue

    Finished Measurements
    94 78′′ / 239 198cm long, 11 18′′ / 28 45cm wide. Measurements taken after blocking.
    The length is easily customizable by knitting fewer or more pattern repeats.

    Yarn
    DK Weight
    If you want to make a fingering weight version, I recommend following the Wide Wrap size with fingering weight yarn to get a nice size.

    Yardage
    MC - 480 800yds / 439 732m
    CC1 - 225 375yds / 206 343m
    CC2 - 225 375yds / 206 343m
    CC3 - 225 375yds / 206 343m

    The yardage above is recommended if you are using 1 MC + 3 CC’s. The wide wrap (pictured in blues) features 1 MC + 4 CC’s. It was knit using 4 skeins of the MC + 1 skein of each CC (4 CC’s) using West Wool Tandem.

    If you want to make the wider wrap size, it will work nicely with 4 skeins of DK weight yarn for the MC + 4 CC’s (1 skein of each CC). The larger wrap would make a very cozy shlanket for your couch.

    Needles
    US 6 / 4mm circular in 24′′ / 60cm length or size needed to obtain gauge

    Notions
    Tapestry needle

    Gauge
    22 sts & 42 rows = 4′′ / 10cm in slip stitch pattern before blocking

    Pattern Note
    Weave in your ends as you go! Use the Weavin’ Stephen technique as you introduce new strands of yarn. Watch this Westknits video to assist with this technique.

  • Shown in
    Long Scarf
    Walk Collection Merino DK (100% Merino Wool; 246yds / 225m per 100g skein)
    MC - Twister (dark multi-color)
    CC1 - Apricot (light creamy pink)
    CC2 - Washed Out (blue) CC3 - Olivia (green)

    Wide Wrap
    West Wool Tandem (90% Falkland Merino, 10% Texel; 250yds / 229m per 100g skein)
    MC - Norway
    CC1 - Glass
    CC2 - Cornflower
    CC3 - Prince
    CC4 - Brackish