Myak: XS (S) (M) (L) (XL)
DK Cashmere: S (M) (L)
Vera: S (M) (L)
Myak: US size 3[3.0mm or 3.25mm] needles and US size 2[2.75mm] needles OR size to obtain gauge
DK Cashmere: US size 4[3.5mm] needles and US size 3[3.25mm] needles OR size to obtain gauge
Vera: US size 5[3.75mm] needles and US size 4[3.5mm] needles OR size to obtain gauge
Myak: Locking pin markers, stitch markers, tapestry needle, extra needle for the flexible long-tail cast on
DK Cashmere: Locking pin markers, stitch markers, tapestry needle, extra needle for the flexible long-tail cast on
Vera: Locking pin markers, stitch markers, tapestry needle, extra needle for the flexible long-tail cast on
Cashgora (shown, not in pattern)
Ischia scarf pattern has color changes, no color changes, and variations in the application of the two stitch patterns used, all in three very different yarns. This simple canvas is perfect for exploration!I love to make things simple, but like simplicity itself, it is often harder to explain and document than the simplicity would show.
The three yarns I have used are all inelastic. This is always a challenge in scarves, but it is a way to get interesting drape to the fabric. Myak is 50% Yak/50% silk, Vera is 65% silk / 35% linen, and Afghan DK Cashmere is 100% Cashmere.
Each version is slightly different — and I believe the Afghan DK Cashmere version is more tailored or masculine. I wonder how many interesting combinations could be achieved by combining the variations in different ways? The gauges are different, but the structures are interchangeable, but might require working a different size.
Ischia Scarves — What’s in There
The pattern includes both written instructions and Action charts; there is a Road Map and a schematic as well to help you see the shaping.
The pattern is a total of 30 pages, which includes directions for each variation and yarn option.
Everything you need is included in the pattern, or linked to any outside sources. Get my descriptions of
- drop next stitch
- flat 3-needle bind off
- flexible long-tail cast on
- join yarn
- JSSBO / Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind off
- work in the end as you go
- work in the end on next RS or WS row
- Action Chart
- Using Written Pattern Table Instructions
- Waste Yarn in Place of Stitch Holders
Myak Myak Light Fingering from Myak Tibetan Fibers, 50% Baby Yak, 50% silk, 25g or 0.9 oz / 127 (116 m). WPI 22
1 skein each of 5 colors: Color 1 Gelso (purple) , Color 2 Savitri (yellow), Color 3 Dakini (orange), Color 4 Ulivo (green), Color 5 Melograno (Rose)
Myak Model size is Medium and used approximately 57g / 290 yds (265 m)
Color 1 used 12g / 61 yds (56 m)
Color 2 used 10g / 51 yds (47 m)
Color 3 used 12g / 61 yds (56 m)
Color 4 used 12g / 61 yds (56 m)
Color 5 used 11g / 56 yds (51 m)
DK Cashmere Model is Small and used approximately 153g / 318 yds (291 m)
Color 1 Gray used approximately 83g / 167 yds (153 m)
Color 2 Dark Brown used approximately 70g / 141 yds (129 m)
Accent Sanguine Red used approximately 10 yds (9 m)
Vera Vera from Anzula Luxury Fiber, 65% silk, 35% linen, 365 yds (334 m). WPI 18
Vera Model is Medium in Sea Breeze and used approximately 64g / 205 yds (187 m)
Also used in a version not in the pattern: Cashgora fingering from Cashmere People Yarns, 100% Cashgora, 100g, 180-259 yds (165-237 m). Go here for recipe for this one.
Featured Photo by Mitchell J. Olejko © 2019
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