Sandlines, by Seth Richardson, is a chance to explore in stitches the angular motifs of the American Southwest. The flowing and overlapping zigzags over a 2x2 ribbed background was inspired by the practice of sand raking and tire tracks along desert roads. Made from the bottom up in one piece, this gorgeous scarf’s inspiration might harken to Southwest of years past, but is entirely modern in its clean, minimalist lines and texture, making it an outerwear staple for the modern knitter.
Type: Digital Download
Designer: Seth Richardson
Skill Level: 3 out of 5
Yarn: Hudson + West Co. Forge (70% U.S. Merino / 30% U.S. Corriedale; 235 yds [214 m]; 3.5 oz. [100g]): camel (light brown), 4 skeins.
One size; 9.25” [23.5 cm] width; 74.5” [189 cm] length. Note: Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.
Size A (for scarf): US 8 [5.0 mm]: 16” [40 cm] or longer circular needle or straight needles.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Cable needle (cn; optional); tapestry needle; blocking materials (i.e. wool wash, towel, pins and/or blocking wires).
24 sts and 29 rows = 4” [10 cm] in cable pattern on Size A needle, after blocking.
Cabling with (or without) a cable needle.
About the Designer
Seth Richardson (he/him/his) is a designer based in Portland, Oregon. He enjoys creating pieces that use simple texture, and is especially interested in designing works that explore the various relationships of straight lines. Originally from the Northeast, he takes a lot of inspiration from the natural surroundings of his new home in the Pacific Northwest. He can be found on Instagram @sethrichardsonknits, on Ravelry as SethR, and through his website, sethrichardsonknits.com.