Pattern on Ravelry: Burley Scarf
Designer: Leela Frankcombe
Sizes Included: One size (20 cm/7.75″ wide by 185 cm/73″ long)
About the Pattern: As is usual for my design process, I had the idea for how this scarf should look a long time before I had figured out how I could actually get it to work in yarn. It took a fair bit of trial and error before the knitted object looked as good as the one in my imagination!
In the end, the design I came up with uses two colour brioche, making for a thick, warm, striking looking fabric. The two ends of the scarf are decorated with a section of syncopated brioche, where the two colours alternate sides. The middle of the scarf is ordinary two colour brioche, giving the scarf an understated style and making it suitable for all occasions for both men and women.
Last Note: The name of this pattern (and that of the matching hat) comes from a lake in my old home town of Canberra, Australia. The yarn I used was dyed by a Canberra based indie dyer who chose colours inspired by the city. It does get pretty cold in Canberra in winter, so I think this scarf would be right at home there.