I love rhubarb. I have a plant In my backyard that sprouts in the spring and tells me that things are warming up here in Minnesota. I remember as a child, my mother would fill a small Dixie cup with sugar and cut us a long piece of rhubarb. We would dip the rhubarb in the sugar, lick the end and suck the sugar off but we’d eat just a tiny bit of rhubarb because it was so sour. I love the colors represented in rhubarb plants and this is the inspiration for this lovely scarf. Many independent yarn dyers make rhubarb colorways, as well as rhubarb sets, but I think these 3 from Madeline Tosh are so lovely and the rhubarb colorway just shines! This pattern is written in three sections, is meditative to knit on the bias, and provides a beautiful accessory for any party, affair or gathering.
Behold the first morning shadows
An empire of littleness comes alive.
Like rhubarbs from the fair plump garden
the bitter sweet symphony of the day
starts. – Poonam Shukla – actress
SIZE: One Size
On the bias: 15.75” wide x 101.5” long (40 cm x 258 cm)
YARN: Approximately 400 yds each of fingering weight yarn in 3 colors.
NEEDLE: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 24-inch circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
Note: Scarf is knit flat, circular needle is used to accommodate working Rows 8 & 9 from the right side.
GAUGE: 23 sts and 36 rows per 4”/10 cm (5.75 sts and 9 rows per 1”/2.5 cm) – measured square
Exact gauge is not important for the success of this project. However, a difference in gauge may affect the yarn requirements.
NOTIONS: Tapestry needle.