Rapson is a relatively simple knit, and it’s all about straight lines: blocks of color and columns of garter and stockinette stitch, with five accent colors on a neutral background. The scarf’s generous width makes it easy to bundle up, and Lore’s DK-weight 100% Kent lambswool keeps you warm without extra bulk (those Brits know how to ward off a chill).
Rapson is named for Minnesota architect Ralph Rapson, Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota for many years. His Modernist, Bauhaus style married art and craft: perfect for a cozy scarf with simple geometry.
If you knit this scarf in an alternate yarn, choose a hearty DK-weight, not too smooth (avoid superwash).
12.5” wide and 72” long, after blocking
Lore by The Fibre Co.
For main color:
2 100-g skeins, shown in Pensive
For contrast colors:
5 25-g balls, shown in Truth (CC1); Heaven (CC2); Stable (CC3); Earthy (CC4); Happiness (CC5)
US 4 (3.5 mm) & US 5 (3.75 mm) 24” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
MC, app. 490 yds
CC, app. 57 yds each of 5 colors
20 sts and 28 rows = 4”, in stockinette st, after blocking