Thanks for all the feedback on the Beckenham Scarf knitting pattern - I am glad that everyone is enjoying this so much. I am posting an update today as I have had a number of requests for additional sizes, so I am happy to oblige.
In this new version, the "Beckenham Scarf v2.0", I have included three different widths and lengths so you can really tailor your project according to the person you have in mind. There are now charts and instructions for a Slim, Medium and Wide size, each with a slightly different look - and of course all are completely reversible like the original.
The stitch chart for this scarf has deep "V" pattern shapes. This gives a dynamic, modern edge which could be further emphasized by strong colour choices.
Working in a worsted weight yarn such as the beautifully soft Amherst by Webs, this scarf will measure a neat 18.5cm/7.5 ins in width x 150cm/60 ins in length. A thicker yarn such as Berrocco's Vintage Chunky will give a larger scarf with a comfy width of 24cm/9.5 ins, just right for filling in the gaps at the top of a collar.
The medium scarf has a slightly wider chevron patterning which gives a pleasing, classic result.
This works very well in a worsted weight yarn, with a good standard width of 20cm/8 ins and length of 165cm/66 ins, while a chunkier yarn will give a width of 26cm/10.25 ins.
This is the original version of the pattern and features a wide chevron design with a low 'rise' in the V-shape patterning, giving a sophisticated feel to the final fabric.
It has a width of 21.5cm/8.5 ins when knitted in a worsted weight wool, and 28cm/11 ins in a chunky yarn - perfect for the fashion-forward set. Both measure 185cm/72 ins in length which is a good length for interesting knots such as the Four-Way Wrap that I was writing about recently.
I hope you enjoy working with these variations. As I said in the title: it's good to have options! The samples have been worked in another of my favourite yarns, Cascade Yarns Eco Cloud, a beautifully soft merino/alpaca mix with great stitch definition.
If you're not sure what size scarf you'd like to make, then please see my earlier blogpost "How long shall I make this scarf?" which has some pointers to different sizes of scarves and their uses. You can also find my original post about the Beckenham Scarf here.