Snowchaser uses slipped stitches to create a subtle texture that is pleasing on both sides of the fabric. The scarf is worked from side to side to create long stripes that follow the pattern repeats, and an I-cord edging is added at each end. This pattern uses knit, purl, and slipped stitches, with the pattern worked on right side rows only. The stitch pattern is both charted and written, and includes instructions on adjusting for different lengths and gauges.
Finished size: Medium: 10.5in/26.5cm wide x 72in/180cm long, Long: 10.5in/26.5cm wide x 94in/239cm long (sample size)
Yarn: O-Wool Local (50% alpaca, 50% certified organic merino wool; 240 yds/219m per 3.5 oz/100g); Purple Loosestrife: 2 skeins, Ash: 2 skeins
Needles: US6/4.0mm circular needle (or one size smaller than gauge needle), 40in/100cm or longer; US7/4.5mm circular needle (or size needed for correct gauge), 40in /100cm or longer; US7/4.5mm (or same size as main needle): 2 DPNs or a short circular needle
Gauge: 16.5 stitches and 35.5 rows = 4 inches/10cm in slip-stitch diamond pattern
Photos © Gale Zucker 2016