BrambleOn Scarf

by Hillary Carey
This patterns is easily adaptable for many types of yarn. It is shown here in a heavy worsted, which gives a lovely, thick fabric with distinct bramble bumps. I have also made the same scarf in 2 other versions. An aran weight yarn, knit tightly on size 6 needles will results in a lovely, more flexible fabric with brambles that are smaller and tighter. A ribbon-type yarn knit on large needles will result in a loose, airy scarf with lots of space between the clusters. I added fringe to that scarf. Measurements: This is easily adaptable. For this heavy winter scarf version: Width 5 inches; Length 54 inches. Materials: (2) 100 gram hanks of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Bulky (137 yards/100 gram hank); I overdyed the “Pewter” colorway with Chestnut acid dye. Tension: Size US8 needles or size needed to obtain a dense fabric that you feel good about (it’s a scarf, the gauge doesn’t matter too much, choose a needle size based on the feel of the fabric) Adapted Bramble Pattern (adapted from “365 Knitting Stitches a Year”) Multiple of 4 stitches + 6

Row 1: Purl all stitches Row 2: K3, *(K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch, P3tog, repeat from * until last 3 stitches, K3 Row 3: Purl all stitches Row 4: K3, *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) into the next stitch, repeat from * until last 3 stitches, K3

Instructions: Cast on 26 stitches for bulky weight version (Cast on 38 stitches for aran weight version) Knit first 3 rows in garter stitch (knit all rows) Begin pattern, knit rows 1-4 of Adapted Bramble Pattern. Repeat until scarf measures 54 inches or desired length. Knit 3 rows garter stitch. Cast Off.

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