Inspired by the richly textured rock and low-water gardens of the American southwest, Xeriscape is a shaped, scalloped scarf knit in a drapey and luxurious hand-dyed alpaca/silk yarn. Worked from side to side and knit in garter stitch, Xeriscape’s scallops are formed with increases and decreases along one edge. The long, narrow, delicately shaped scarf is easy to wrap, tie, and wear in a variety of ways.
Xeriscape is perfect for beginners who are ready to work on shaping through increases and decreases, and still has the thoughtful details needed to make it a breezy, meditative knit for more experienced knitters. The pattern is a 4-page PDF file (1 cover page, 3 pattern pages), which includes color photographs, detailed construction notes, a schematic, and a table with stitch counts so that you can easily keep track of where you are in the pattern.
Yarn: 235 yards / 215 meters DK-weight (8-ply) yarn; shown in 1 skein Lorna’s Laces Honor; 275 yds / 251 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 70% baby alpaca, 30% silk; Semi-solid sample was worked in the Patina colorway, and the variegated sample was knit in the Turtle Rodeo colorway.
Needles: US 6 / 4 mm needle (circular or straight)
Adjust needle size if necessary in order to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Gauge: 22 sts and 38 rows = 4” / 10 cm in garter stitch using US 6 / 4 mm needles.
Finished size: 66” / 168 cm from point to point along straight edge of shawl, and 7” / 17.75 cm wide at widest scallop point
Skills needed: cast on, knit, kfb increase, k2tog decrease, slip stitches, bind off
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