Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 365 – Fisherman's Rib Scarf

A double strand of soft and squishy Chateau combined with a lofty fishermen's rib stitch, make for an exceptionally cozy scarf. And, while exact gauge is not crucial to the success of this project, try not to be tighter than the specified gauge—a looser stitch will create a cushier scarf.

Susan Mills

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The Yarn

70% Baby Alpaca • 30% Bamboo

MountainTop Chalet's colorful cousin, Chateau is the same super-soft baby alpaca/bamboo blend with a chainette construction. It knits up quickly, which is perfect for last-minute gifts. Any pattern written for Chalet will knit-up just as beautifully in Chateau.

Scarf Season!

Gauge can be tricky. Not only does it vary from knitter to knitter, but needle type, fiber content and even your mood can affect tension. While scarves and cowls are frequently projects touted as gauge-less, we always list a recommended gauge with our patterns. We do this not only so you can match the feel of the photographed piece, but also to make sure you don't run out of yarn.

Lucretia in Fresco Bishop of Aberdeen in Liberty Wool Light Catawampus in Alpaca Sox Haystack in Mohawk Wool Pumpkin Pie in Inca Alpaca Roseau in Avalanche Chillax in MinnowMerino

Think of scarf knitting as gauge-matching practice. The piece will usually fit regardless of gauge, but take a few measurements as you knit and pay attention to what factors alter your gauge. After all, it's a perfect warm-up for the imminent sweater season.

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