Twisted in Triplicate – A Scarf with a Twist

(I apologise in advance to any knitting aficionados for my lack of proper

pattern terminology / form ;-)).

You will need:

1 x pair of 5mm knitting needles

3 x 100g of Double Knitting wool, 100g in 3 co-ordinating shades

1 x sewing needle

Before you begin:

Tension isn’t much of an issue with this scarf, especially if you tend to knit quite loosely as it will only add to its ‘lacey’.

Before you start knitting you must decide on which of your 3 colours belongs where; the back colour, the middle colour, the front colour. Work out the combination that best pleases your eye. In my picture (see above) I used the darkest colour as the ‘back colour’ with the lightest at the front. 

The colours from this point on will be referred to as the back colour, middle colour and front colour

~ The Pattern ~

Start with the back colour.

Cast on 20 stitches.

Row 1: k3, turn, k3

Row 2: k5, turn, k5

Row 3: k7, turn, k7

Row 4: k to end

These 4 rows form the pattern. Work the pattern until you finish the ball of wool, remembering you will need enough wool at the end to cast off. It is recommended that you cast off on a Row 4.

Next take the middle colour.

Cast on 17 stitches.

Row 1: k3, turn, k3

Row 2: k5, turn, k5

Row 3: k7, turn, k7

Row 4: k to end

 These 4 rows form the pattern. Work the pattern until this second scarf is the same length as the first scarf, taking care to keep the scarf as flat as possible when you measure it.

Then cast off, preferably on a Row 4.

 Next take the Front Colour.

 Cast on 14 stitches.

 Row 1: k3, turn, k3

Row 2: k5, turn, k5

Row 3: k7, turn, k7

Row 4: k to end

 These 4 rows form the pattern. Work the pattern until this scarf is the same length as the first and second, taking care to keep the scarf as flat as possible when you measure it. Then cast off, preferably on a Row 4.

 Next sew in all the loose ends and then arrange the three-layered scarf. Using a length of the front colour, sew the three scarves together. [For the best effect, ensure that only small stitches can be seen from the back, if any, with the longer stitches blending in with the front colour. These will be obscured from view for the most part.]

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