Stone Hollow scarf

This thermal waffle stitch is the real deal (not some cheesey knit-purl imitation)! It’s as authentic as your grampa’s winter long johns. In fact, when I couldn’t find anything close in any stitch dictionary, I actually took apart a pair of said long johns, carefully deconstructed the stitch pattern and recreated it for you here. The main stitch pattern is the original, and the border stitch is a narrowed-down version of the same.

Reversible scarf worked in a cushy brioche-style waffle rib. ...

... knit in one piece from end to end. A provisional cast on (optional, of course) lays the groundwork for a sewn bind off later for an especially nice finish.

Sizes: Scarf is 12" wide and 72" long.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 5 ply Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere), Angelic (75% merino, 25% angora) or Brigadoon (100% merino tweed); (each blend has 137 yd /125 m to 1 oz / 50 g);
4 skeins. Shown in Eden iris.
Substitute any light worsted weight yarn that typically works up at a gauge of 17-22 sts per 4" using needle sizes 6-8 US / 4.0-5.0 mm.

Needles & Notions: Size 8/5.0 mm needles for scarf, 6/4.0 mm for ribbed border; stitch markers, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 18 sts and 36 rows = 4" / 10 cm in waffle rib stitch on larger needles; 22 sts and 30 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch on smaller needles.

Techniques used: Slip stitch, increases including M1 and lifted increases, provisional cast on and sewn bind off if using Italian bind off to finish.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, glossary.

This scarf is part of the Stone Hollow collection, including mittens and hat as well as this scarf.
All three make use of brioche techniques ... nice, thick, warm and cushy!

Knit Stone Hollow scarf

© Sunday Knits 2014. All rights reserved. Design and photography by Carol Sunday.
Edited by Sandra Whittaker.
Modeled by Rebekah Smith.
Landscape backdrop courtesy William McCarthy Fine Art