Magic Triple Helix Scarf


Big Sky Socks by Kim Haesemeyer

Magic Triple Helix Scarf by Beth Moriarty

A great gift in his or her favorite team colors. This scarf uses the technique  “helix knitting, ” creating hundreds of single color stripes with no “jogs.” Knit in superwash wool. it can be tossed in the washer.

From Beth:

My son lives in Brooklyn and prefers to get around on his bicycle. He’s also a runner, so his scarves get a lot of hard wear. He asked for a warm, indestructible, machine wash-and-dry-able scarf in the team colors of his beloved Orlando Magic.

I designed this scarf using a technique known as “helix knitting.” What looks like hundreds of one-row stripes is really just three that run around the tube, like stripes on a peppermint stick. That takes care of the ugly “jog” that comes with knitting one-row stripes and it’s kinda cool, even if you’re not a math or science geek!

Finished Measurements: Approximately 72″ long and 8″ wide (182cm x 20cm)

Project Gauge: 20 stitches and 27 rounds = 4″ (10cm) in stockinette stitch on US 6 (4mm)

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool, 220 yards/200m per 100g skein); 2 skeins Black #815 (MC)and 1 skein each #871 White (CC1) and Sapphire Heather #1951 (CC2)