Green Tea Kerchief

Stockinette stitch with the occasional garter rib in a contrasting color. Sound complicated? Relax, this is easy. And in cool linen, knit with a large needle, a perfect project to sip your tea and chat away with your friends. You won’t miss a stitch. This narrow scarf wraps easily around your neck, to keep away that air-conditioned chill. Choose colors that contrast or blend together, a perfect summer accessory to top your most uncomplicated outfit.

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Suggested Yarn: Fingering
Yardage: 300 – 336 yards (274 – 307 m)
Shown in: Quince & Co. Sparrow [100% organic linen; 168 yards/155 m per 50g skein].
MC: Banyon 215, 1 skein; CC: Little Fern 205, 1 skein.
Gauge: 19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
Needle size: US 3 – 3.25 mm
Width: 50 in/127 cm, length: 14 in/35.5 cm


Border Section has been revised:
In CC: K2, YO,  K until 2 sts remain, YO, K2. Repeat pattern as set for 11 rows. 235 sts.

2 thoughts on “Green Tea Kerchief

  1. ellen donohoe says:

    Am confused – the pattern on Ravelry tells me to use a size 5 needle 3.75 mm and the pattern you have posted here tells me to use a size 3 needle – 3.25 – which is it?

    • Merri Fromm says:

      Ah yes, the needle size. I am a loose knitter and knit my sample with a US size 3 needle. But when I wrote the pattern my tech editor and I agreed to recommend a size 5 which would yield a gauge more typical of an average knitter. Of course, the best way to know which needle size that YOU should use would be to do a gauge swatch. Since this is a scarf, why not begin the scarf with a size 5 and if the gauge matches and you like the fabric you’ll be all set. If you find you are off in gauge, you’ll only have a little bit to tear back. Enjoy!

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