Aventine is one of the Seven Hills of Rome lying to the east of the Tiber River. Some say the hill was named for the birds that nested there. This little scarf shares the name Aventine, because its delicate stitch reminds me of a flock of birds in flight.

Pattern is worked from the cast on straight through to the bind off edge. The yarn overs give it pleasing points on both ends and along the sides. The combination of knit and purl stitches on every row keeps it from curling at the edges, and gives it a nice texture. Pattern is written in three sizes: narrow scarf, wide scarf, and shawl.

Update June 2, 2011: This pattern has been graded for three sizes, and re-tech edited. This updated version is available for sale.

Aventine was originally published in Love of Knitting, Winter 2009. The original pattern was written in just one size. Also, the chart in the magazine is completely wrong. Please Contact us for a corrected chart, if you have the magazine and want to knit this from the chart.

Yarn: Fingering weight sock yarn, 230 [550, 810] yards.
Model: Malabrigo Sock, in Rayon Vert.
Gauge: 17 sts to 4 inches (10 cm) in pattern stitch, blocked.
Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm), or size required for gauge.
Finished size: 10.5 x 41.25 [14 x 74, 20.5 x 74] inches; 26.5 x 105 [35.5 x 188, 52 x 188] cm.
Notions: stitch markers are optional.

Skills: K2tog, SSK, YO.
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

This pattern is listed on Ravelry.