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Ellsworth Pattern by Scott Rohr

Ellsworth, inspired by the artwork of its namesake, Ellsworth Kelly, is a minimalist take on the dramatic relationship between land and sea, and structure and fluidity. Well-defined blocks of contrasting color stand in almost unresolvable tension, only to move, ripple, and coalesce in bashful compromise as encouraged by the coastal breeze. As its colors weave through your fingers and envelop your shoulders, Ellsworth invites both tactile and visual meditation on the dynamic nature of texture, shape, and space.

Knit flat in garter stitch with two colors of Loft, using short rows to create the colorblock wedges. The wider wrap is knit in three panels and seamed together along the long edges.


  • Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50 grams)
  • 3 (6) skeins of Color 1 (C1)
  • 2 (6) skeins of Color 2 (C2)
  • Scarf photographed in colors Snowbound (C1) & Postcard (C2)
  • Wrap photographed in colors Fossil (C1) & Cast Iron (C2)


  • 650 (1600) yards C1 of fingering weight wool yarn
  • 520 (1540) yards C2 of fingering weight wool yarn


  • 22 stitches & 42 rows = 4″ in garter stitch, after blocking


  • One pair of straight needles or one 24″ circular needle* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

*Knitter’s preferred style of needle may be used.

Finished Dimensions

Scarf (Wrap)

  • 9½ (28)” [24 (71) cm] wide; 72″ [183 cm] long

Measurements taken from relaxed fabric after blocking.

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

  • Short Rows: Wrap & Turn Method (garter stitch)

Skill Level

  • 3 out of 5

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