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Bias Before and After Scarf


“Perfect for warmer days, or layer two for coziness.”

We absolutely LOVE this scarf pattern!
If you don't have it in your pattern library, you definitely should.
Why? Because it's super easy to knit and it looks awesome in a variety of yarns.

We dubbed this scarf 'before & after' because it's so ugly (truly!) before it's blocked and so beautiful after.

Knitted on the bias, this light, airy scarf has the smooth simplicity of stockinette stitch without all the rolling at the edges.

The pattern includes simple instructions for adding beads at the ends.

Approx. 8 x 94"/20 x 239 cm, after blocking.
1 skein Juniper Moon Farms' Findley Dappled (798 yds/732m) or approx. 460 yds/420m of an equivalent lace-weight yarn.
US 7 (4.5mm), or size to obtain gauge.
Crochet hook size G (4mm) for provisional cast-on.
Blocking wires.
Optional: 2 packages Mill Hill size 6 beads; size 10 (1.15mm) steel crochet hook for placing beads.
Approx. 21—22 sts = 4"/10cm in bias stockinette stitch, before blocking.
Approx. 19—20 sts = 4"/10cm in bias stockinette stitch, after blocking.

The stockinette stitch fabric of this scarf is remarkably stretchy. Don't be tempted to skip the provisional cast-on step. You will need a very loose bind-off on each end of the scarf to accommodate this stretchiness