Spectra is a simple lightweight scarf featuring two fingering weight yarns. Short row shaping creates a dramatically curved edge that coils and playfully drapes. Basic intarsia technique entwines two strands of yarn, creating seamless wedges that resemble a rainbow or color wheel. You won’t want to stop knitting as the colors unfold!
Finished Measurements (after blocking): 72"/183cm along shorter garter stitch edge, 6.5"/16.5cm wide.
Yarn: Fingering weight
Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 100g/420yds) and Noro Silk Garden Sock (40% Lambswool/25% Silk/25% Nylon/10% Kid Mohair, 100g/330yds)
Color A (Tosh Merino Light) - 420 yds/384m
Color B (Silk Garden Sock) - 230 yds/210m
Needles: US 5/3.75mm straight needle
Notions: tapestry needle
Gauge: 22 sts and 44 rows = 4"/10cm in garter stitch
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- Fun To Wer
- Little Challenge
- Small Challenge
- Variegated Yarn Fun
- More Decorative Than Warm
Comments about WESTKNITS Spectra:
I love my spectra scarf and got lots of compliments on it at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC. It was so much fun to make. Learning the short rows was a small challenge at first but then I got used to it and it was just fun to watch the variegated yarn change with each wedge--I didn't want to stop knitting it! As I said above, I think it is more decorative than it is warm, but it is wool, so there is warmth when you wear it.
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