Aventine is one of the Seven Hills of Rome lying to the east of the Tiber River. Some say the hill was named for the birds that nested there. This little scarf shares the name Aventine, because its delicate stitch reminds me of a flock of birds in flight.

Pattern is worked from the cast on straight through to the bind off edge. The yarn overs give it pleasing points on both ends and along the sides. The combination of knit and purl stitches on every row keeps it from curling at the edges, and gives it a nice texture. Pattern is written in three sizes.

Pattern details
  • Yarn: light fingering weight sock yarn, 230 [550, 810] yards.
  • Model: Malabrigo Sock in Rayon Vert; 100% Merino; 440 yards in 100 grams.
  • Gauge: 17 sts to 4 inches in pattern stitch, blocked.
  • Needles: US 6 (4 mm).
  • Finished size: 10.5 x 41.25 [14 x 74, 20.5 x 74] inches.
  • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
Aventine was originally published in Love of Knitting, Winter 2009. The chart in the magazine is completely wrong, though they did manage to get the written stitch instructions in there correctly. Please contact me for a corrected chart, if you have the magazine and want to knit this from the chart.
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