Note from Brooklyn Tweed: The scarf uses exactly 4 skeins [included in kit]. You may wish to consider purchasing an extra skein due to variations in individual work.
If you ever worked a garment in a textured stitch and then were dismayed when you couldn't see the design, then you were NOT doing the Nidus scarf in Arbor. Distinct, sinuous lines of knit stitches cover the surface, with a background of garter stitch peeking through, evoking tropical leaves. The curves merge with the end ribbing in a thoughtful way, a hallmark of Brooklyn Tweed design. The 16-row stitch repeat uses only knits, purls, two kinds of decreases, and one increase, but looks much more complex. You can follow your choice of a large, clear chart or written instructions. The scarf is worked end to end, with finished measurements of 7.5" x 72.5". It can be hand washed and dried flat. Brooklyn Tweed has assigned this Jared Flood design a skill level rating of 2 out of 5 (adventurous beginner).
The reason that the Nidus patterning looks so distinct is that it is made in Arbor, a DK-weight yarn from Brooklyn Tweed. Arbor is made using three worsted-spun plies of US-raised Targhee wool that are firmly twisted together, creating a smooth yarn with excellent stitch definition. In Nidus, this quality makes the leaf-like motifs stand out clearly.
The kit includes the pattern and yarn. For this project you will also need:
- straight or 32" circular needles in US size 6 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
If you adjusted the size above to get gauge, adjust the needles below correspondingly.
- (optional, for ribbing) straight or 32" circular needles in US size 4
- (optional, for tubular cast on) circular needle in US size 3
- (optional, for blocking) T-pins and blocking wires
- tapestry needle
Nidus is shown in Arbor color 446 Spruce. If you would like your scarf to be in this color, simply order above. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Arbor page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.