Cozy Knit-Constant Change Scarf
Constant Change Scarf by Taylor Rutledge
Originally this scarf was designed as a gift for a friend who had lost her spouse after a long illness. The scarf pattern shows transitions - from the ridges of garter stitch at one end, changing to garter ridges and stockinette, then the smooth stockinette stitch, and into the eyelets and mesh. This is a scarf about flowing and changing and following life’s transitions. On one side of the scarf is a knotted cable, running the length of a scarf. I chose a cable that looked to me like a marriage - two rows of knitting that regularly create a larger knot. Through all the transitions the cable keeps running from one end to the other. The truth of our lives is that there are some reliable elements that are always there, like the cable, but the majority of our lives, like the scarf, change over time.
Size: approximately 8.5" x 66" after blocking
Yarn: 400 yards (200 grams) Blue Sky Baby Alpaca or a similar sport weight yarn.
Needle: US 6 (4mm)
Gauge: 18 stitches and 25 rows in stockinette. Because this is a scarf, exact gauge is not essential
Notions: 3 stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle.