When looking for a name for this design I looked to architecture, specifically for buildings that had zigzag or chevron details in them. As it turns out, there are quite a lot of them! I finally decided to name the pattern not after a building itself, but after a town that has a lovely old church, the church of St. Swithin in Quenington, in Cotswolds, Glouchestershire, England. St. Swithin's has lovely old Norman chevrons around the arched doorways. Perfect.

Knit and purl stitches make a satisfying yet fairly easy-to-knit path down the length of this scarf. Knit with a thick sock yarn or light sport weight yarn with large needles, it works up quickly. It looks a bit like fancy ribs until blocked, when the magic happens, and the zigzags are allowed to strut their stuff. Scarf is cast on at one end, and knit through to the other end, then is bound off.

Quenington is also part of a three-pattern ebook, Summer Triangle.

Pattern details

  • Yarn: heavy fingering weight, 360 yards.
  • Models: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Silkie Socks that Rock in In the Navy (the blue one); The Plucky Knitter Merino Cashmere Nylon Fingering (the red one).
  • Gauge: 13 sts to 4 inches in pattern stitch, blocked.
  • Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm).
  • Finished size: 11.5 x 68 inches.
  • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

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