The Walking Tour Scarf is a lovely riot of colour and traditional Fair Isle patterns inspired by images of native Shetland flowers: 36 shades of Spindrift yarn, to be exact. But don’t panic: in true Fair Isle style only two colours are used in any one round.
The scarf is knit in the round as a long tube so it will keep you warm against the harshest conditions. The geometric patterns make it suitable for a beginner, but the expert colour combinations make it interesting for the most advanced knitter as well.
This pattern offers wide scope for experimentation: use your stash, try a subdued natural-colour version, replace some of the stranded areas with plain stockinette…. knitter’s choice. Yarn quantities are given in yards to make substitutions easier.
Not every colour requires a full ball of yarn--see below for details.
The Walking Tour Scarf starts with a simple offset corrugated hem--the rest is straightforward!
Suggested Colours:107 Mogit , 135 Surf , 141 Camel , 150 Atlantic , 153 Wild Violet , 155 Bramble , 165 Dusk , 180 Mist , 230 Yellow Ochre , 236 Rosewood , 237 Thistledown , 243 Storm , 246 Wren , 249 Fern , 261 Paprika , 271 Flame , 273 Foxglove , 290 Oyster , 301 Salmon , 322 Lomond , 323 Cardinal , 329 Laurel , 365 Chartreuse , 517 Mantilla , 526 Spice , 563 Rouge , 567 Damask , 572 Redcurrant , 595 Maroon , 722 Mirage , 815 Ivy , 1010 Seabright , 1130 Lichen , 1140 Granny Smith , 1160 Scotch Broom , 1390 Highland Mist