The inspiration for this scarf came from the yarn itself. The long color repeats of Urth Uneek Worsted created thin vertical stripes when crocheted over a longer field of stitches without pooling. The resulting sunset-like lines are pleasing for beginners and experienced crocheters alike as they master the linen stitch.
Skill Level: Beginner
Size: Finished size: 60″ [152 cm] x 7.75″ [20 cm] blocked; 59″ [150 cm] x 8″ [20 cm] unblocked
Gauge: 20 sts and 21 rows = 4” [10 cm] in linen stitch after wet blocking
Yarn: Urth Uneek Worsted (100% Extra Fine Superwash Merino; 220 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): 4005 (3 hanks)
Hook: US size F/5 (3.75 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle, 2 locking markers
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, sk next st, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last st, sc in last st.
Worked flat from side to side along the longer dimension to produce the vertical stripes as shown.
Do not use a single crochet foundation chain, it will be too bulky, use a simple chain for the foundation and work first row as presented. If you chain loosely, step down one hook size for the chain.
To maximize the amount of available yarn with minimal waste, wind the first two skeins as normally done. Place third hank onto swift and using scissors cut 56 8″ / [20 cm] pieces from this end of the skein. Wind remainder, from the outside of the cake, cut an additional 56 8″ / [20 com] pieces to produce an even set of tonal fringe which will be used during Finishing.
To maintain the two-row repeat of the linen stitch pattern, place markers into the RS of the work to facilitate remembering which row you stopped working on when you pick it up again.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next st, sc into next ch; rep from * to last ch, sc. (102 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc into first st, ch 1, sk next st, *sc into next ch-1 sp, sk next st, ch 1; rep from * to last st, sc in last st, turn work.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc into first st, sc into next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sc into next ch-1 sp; rep from * to last st, sc into last st.
Rep Rows 2-3 until work meas 8″ from foundation ch.
Wash per ball band instructions.
Block using blocking wires.
Allow to air dry.
Add fringe to the two short selvedge edges along the ch-1 sts to maintain an even presentation of fringe.