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- Single Point: US 10 - 6.0 mm, US 10½ - 6.5 mm and 7.0 mm
YARN - 3 skeins of Malabrigo Rios (100% merino wool, 3.5 oz./100g, 209 yd/192 m) in color Purpuras - Any other yarn in worsted weight will work fine. The pattern can be modified for another yarn weight and yardage. NEEDLES - US10/6.0mm needles (can be 1-2 sizes up depending on knitting tension) - For any other yarn: use needles at least two sizes up from stated on the label to keep fabric not too dense NOTIONS - Scissors - A piece of cardboard for tassels - Tapestry needle GAUGE - 26 sts and 18 rows in 4”/10cm in Herringbone Stitch, blocked - Can be changed to fit the desired yarn
73”/185cm long +tassels, 18”/45cm in the widest part
Sorceress is a stylish triangular scarf/baktus/shawl, modern and warm. Rows of Herringbone Stitch create beautifully textured dense fabric, that looks nice from both sides. Scarf is knitted from corner to corner in a shape of an isosceles triangle. Tassels at the ends add a bit of spice to the overall look. The pattern can be used as a base for experiments, as neither yarn weight nor gauge is critical. Yardage can be changed as well. Herringbone Stitch can both unravel the beauty of hand-dyed yarn and make an unusual garment out of a solid-colored skein. I used 3 skeins of Malabrigo Rios for this design, but any other yarn in worsted weight will work fine. Size of the needles has to be adjusted to keep fabric not too dense. Step-by-step photos on how to knit the herringbone stitch are included in the pattern. There are also two video tutorials for RS and for WS on my Instagram page.
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