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Lucy Neatby


#493 Paintbox DK Scarf

"Double-knit scarf with textured areas of reverse stocking stitch forming the motifs," says Neatby. "Pick yarns that are hugely different in colour value otherwise the design will not show clearly and it will be tricky to work without errors!" Here, hot on the heels of her smash hit Bubbles Scarf, comes another with the same theme but different motifs-- the yin and yang of geometrics. As usual, Neatby is beyond thorough: she supplies separate swatch instructions (with which to practice), superb diagrams to illustrate the tubular cast-on and bind-off, and excellent double-knitting notes.

Pattern Detail

  • stitch patterns both written and charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • fall/winter
  • straight (flat), no sewing
  • size adjustable depending on yarn and gauge; as shown, 6" (15cm) wide
  • digital PDF has 7 pages (letter size)
  • intermediate
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 3.5 mm
    • US 4
    • 22.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
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Lucy Neatby

Tuesday, December 07 2010, 16:22

Hi Phenleyss,

I believe you've found a gremlin (they creep into the patterns now and then). Lucy is away right now but will be back later this week so I'll check with her then. If it truly is an error we'll get it changed and then I believe the changes will be sent to you.

I suspect what happened is that she started with the abbreviations being D & L for (dark and light), then realized some people might choose to have a dark background which could be confusing so changed the abbreviations to S & V (for solid and variegated).

This pattern is on my "to do list" but I haven't gotten there yet so I can't tell you for sure that you can substitute S for L, but I think it's a pretty good assumption.

Hope this helps,

Happy stitches,


Tuesday, December 07 2010, 14:25

I am having trouble with the chart it says, "Knit L/Purl V What is the "L" shouldn't this be an "S". can anyone help please or is there and errata to this pattern?

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