BY SHUI KUEN KOZINSKI
This reversible asymmetrical double garter scarf is achieved by alternating strands of two colors, knit every row, using the ‘double point sliding technique’. This technique is so called because on alternate rows, you slide stitches to the opposite end of your double pointed or circular needle. Double garter stitch makes its fabric light and puffy, and working it in two closely related colors gives it rich color depth.
This scarf was originally designed as a single wedge (pictured in 4 Ply weight purple and indigo yarn on our dark-haired model and in two tones of mulberry on our wire dress form), with a pointed tip at one end, and a wide end at the other, knit from the pointed tip up, with increases on one side and slow decreases on another side, until desired size .
In its second version (pictured in DK weight cacao and scallop Shell pink yarn), we joined two smaller wedges, following the original increasing instructions for the first half of the scarf’s length, then decreasing for the second half. The result was a quick to knit, smaller, but thicker neck scarf with two wedges that meet in the middle and result in two points.