US size 6[4mm] needles OR size to obtain gauge
Stitch markers (optional), locking pin marker, tapestry needle, extra US size 6[4mm] needle for the flexible long-tail cast on. Optional: 2-US size 6[4mm] dpns for i-cord trims
Tangiers Scarf or Cowl, 2-color and single color
Tangiers Scarves are designed to help you enjoy beautiful, worsted weight yarns, explore techniques and shaping, but without committing to a large project.
The 2-Color Tangiers scarf version has two undulating bands of a second color that follow the contour of the scarf. The undulating bands are the same color but still follow the shape of the Single-Color Tangiers scarf. Add a pop of color at the ends and in the embellishments. The techniques used in the Tangiers scarves cause a slight difference between the designs.
Tangiers Scarf – What’s In There
The written instructions for doing the crossed stitch decreases and increases are written to be done without using a cable needle, but you can use a cable needle if you like. Simply keep the the 2 Stockinette stitches toward the front and move them in the direction stated.
These two versions of Tangiers scarf also provide an opportunity to see how two yarns that are virtually the same —except for fiber content— behave slightly differently. A simply elegant design let the yarns tell their stories.
Follow my lead while exploring these interesting concepts and techniques used in making the Tangiers scarves. This pattern contains written instructions as well as shaping and other Action charts. There are road maps, schematics, and technique descriptions. These are the techniques offered:
- Action charts
- Applied i-cord
- Crossed decreases
- Crossed increases
- Decorative closure
- Flexible long-tail cast on
- I-cord bind off
- Lifted right and left increases
- Seed and Moss Stitches: how they differ and the impact on color distribution of the yarn
- Stranded knitting (Color 1)*
- Two-color intarsia knitting*
- Using Written Pattern Table Instructions
- Waste Yarn in Place of Stitch Holders
*These used only in the 2-color version.
Yarn Used in Tangiers Scarves
2-color Tangiers is made in It Could Be Worsted from Anzula Luxury Fibers and uses one skein of Color 1 (Gumball) and 25g of Color 2 (Aqua).
Single-color Tangiers is made in For Better or Worsted from Anzula Luxury Fibers and uses one skein of Color 1 (Mulberry) and 2.5g of Color 2 (Key Lime). Additional Color 2 is needed to make the Tassels.
Want to know more about these yarns? I’ve posted a Meet the Yarn review of It Could Be Worsted on the Anzula site. There is also a Meet the Yarn of For Better or Worsted.
Outside North America?
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incL – Knitting Into the Stitch Below
I-cord: the basics
Work in ends and securing tails
1/2 Cable and 1/2 Crossed Stitches
Knitting Stitches Together
Purling Stitches Together
Dec: decrease, decreases, decreasing
inc: increase, increases, increasing
St st Stockinette stitch
I-cord 3-needle BO