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Herringbone Parallelogram Scarf Pattern $5.00

It is just long enough to wind around the neck and cross over the chest, without leaving the ends to show under a jacket waist. I’ve written the instructions for fingering (sport, dk, worsted) weight yarns, as if they were sizes, for ease of substitutions.

The Berroco Design Studio said

The Herringbone Parallelogram Scarf, designed by Christine Guest using Ultra Alpaca Light, instantly adds a hint of simple elegance to any jacket or coat. The attractive chevron stitch pattern is reversible, and the pattern is written for a number of different gauges. If wool makes you itch, try substituting Comfort at the worsted gauge.

Patternfish Newsletter December 2011

Christine Guest’s Herringbone Parallelogram Scarf design is an ultimate guy scarf (the hunky model certainly helps this idea along) written for your choice of fingering, sport, DK or worsted weight yarns.

Finished Size

48” by 8 (8.5, 8.5, 8)”, 122 cm by 20 (21.5, 21.5, 20) cm.


540 (450, 410, 435) yards of fingering (sport, dk, worsted) yarn The photo sample was worked in 3 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, Winter White, using the sport weight instructions.

Some popular yarns:

  • 2.5 skeins of Softee Baby Solids and Maris Bernat
  • 4 skeins of Swish
  • 2.5 skeins of Koigu Painters Palette Premium Merino
  • 2.5 skeins of Palette Knit Picks
  • 2.5 skeins of Knit picks Stroll Solids, Heathers and Twists
  • 1 skein of Noro Kureyon Sock
  • 1.5 skeins of Smooshy by Dream in Color
  • 1 skein of Trekking XXL
  • 3.5 skeins of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmirino
  • 2 skeins of Cascade 220
  • 1.5 skeins of Simply Soft by Caron
  • 4 skeins of Wool of the Andes
  • 2 skeins of Classic Wool Patons
  • 4 skeins of Swish
  • 2 skeins of Classy by Dream in Color
  • 2.5 skeins of Wool Ease Solids and Heathers Lion Brand
  • 2 skeins of Berroco Comfort Solids and Heathers

Needle Size

US Size 5 (6, 7, 8), 3.75 (4, 4.5, 5) mm or as needed to obtain gauge.

Notions Required

tapestry needle to weave in ends.


11 (10.5, 10.5, 10) stitches of pattern in 2” measured along the row, not on the bias. wash and lay flat to dry before checking gauge.


  • Cast on
  • Cast off
  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Make 1
  • Knit two together
  • Spit splice
  • Russian Join
  • Swiss darning
  • Weaving in ends of yarn
    • Thanks to my technical editor Katherine Vaughn. And to my pattern testers tcluck, autumngirl84, sparkynfiesty, stitchnerd, SnookiesOz, LittleP3, and Sisterlyknits for encouragement, stories, lovely photos and tips on wording and usability. And to Shannon Guest for the photographs, and to Andrew Guest for modeling the scarf.