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Zenon Stole

Zenon Stole

A stole for the 21st Century, Zenon is a cleverly constructed scarf that uses bias knitting to create triangles that build off of each other while alternating between colors and textures. These triangles bend and join to create a sharp geometric design while only requiring the knitter to use 1 color at a time.


Since a modern stole needs to be able to move with the times, there are never more than 36 sts on the needles so an easily transportable 16” circular needle is all that is needed for the entire scarf. The simple stitch patterns are easy to memorize and perfectly showcase the combination of highly variegated and semi-tonal yarns so enjoy knitting this while watching a movie, saving your world or attending a Proto Zoa concert with your friends.


(Bonus points if you’re catching all the references here.) ^_-

  • A Note on Gauge

    Garter-stitch is super stretchy and grows like crazy once blocked so I recommend not blocking your swatch when you measure your gauge for this project as it will be drastically different from your un-blocked gauge. If you are curious though, my blocked gauge was 21sts X 21rows / 4” in Garter Stitch. If you like to live dangerously and not use a gauge swatch for scarves, just follow the percentages given and you’ll have plenty of yarn to finish your stole.

  • Sizes

    One Size - 74" x 8.5"

    Easily adjusted to match your yarn & gauge with the percentages included in the pattern.

  • Yarn


    Approximately 425 yds (388 m) each of 2 colors.


    Sample Used:

    T&H Fiber Works Glitz/Bling Sock

    75% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, 5% Stellina

    438 yards/100g


    In the Colorways:

    MC: London Fog (grey)

    CC: Mantis Shrimp (jewel-toned multi)



    Approximately 425 yds (388 m) each of 2 colors.


    Yarn Suggestion
    Because of the percentage system that’s written into the pattern, you can really use any yarn but I strongly recommend using at least 2 skeins of fingering weight (at least around 850 yds) because your stole will be far too short if you use any less. If you want a Super Scarf, just use another 2 skeins of yarn or bump it up to a DK weight yarn with a US 7 or 8 needle. (I don’t have a gauge or finished sizing info for this, but it would be pretty epic and I’d love to see it done!)

  • Needles

    US 4 (3.5) mm 16” circular needles or size to obtain gauge

    Note: Straights will not work, but 8” or longer DPNs will.

  • Notions

    • Locking Stitch Markers
    • Scissors
    • Tapestry Needle


  • Stitches Used

    (Visit the Tutorials page for Photo & Video Tutorials)

  • Digital Download & Copyright Info

    This pattern will arrive as downloadable PDF through a link that will be emailed to the address you provide at check-out. This is for personal use only, not for print or distribution without prior consent from the author. Link will expire after 30 days, please contact me if you need a refreshed link.


    If you would like to use this pattern as a teaching resource, please contact me at so we can discuss options.


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    If you would like a copy for your Ravelry library, you can get it directly from my Ravelry pattern shop.

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