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Midnight Mirage
Midnight Mirage

Midnight Mirage

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Mirages are naturally occurring optical illusions that one can see from far away, but disappear as you approach. I created this scarf to have a similar optical illusion effect by pairing two yarns that had contrasting bases, but similar speckles. The mosaic work is easy to see from a distance, but as you get closer it almost blends into the scarf. You can chose highly contrasting yarns to allow the colorwork to shine through, or more similar yarns to create subtle colorwork.

Sizes:
One Size. 10” (25.5 cm) wide and 71” (180 cm) long, measured after a light blocking

Yarn:
  • (MC) Baah Yarn “La Jolla” (100% Superwash Merino), Fingering weight, 400 yds (366 m), 4 oz (115 g) in January ‘19 Approx. 370 yds (338 m), 3.7 oz (105 g) required
  • (CC) Hedgehog Fibers, “Sock” (90% Superwash Merino, 10% Nylon), Fingering weight, 437 yds (400 m), 3.5 oz (100 g) in Zephyr Approx 385 yds (352 m), 3.1 oz (88 g) required
Or similar weight yarn to achieve gauge

Needles:
US5 (3.75 mm) needles or size to obtain gauge

Notions:
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers (4)

Gauge:
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4” /10 cm in garter stitch. Exact gauge is not critical but will affect the size of the scarf and yarn requirements.

Techniques Required:
Knit stitch, mosaic colorwork (instructions included)

Additional Notes:
The pattern is written out, the colorwork is only charted. Pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit.