Another pattern! I don't claim to be the first person to think of knitting a scarf in Linen Stitch, but I received many questions on how exactly I made this, so decided to write it up with my own combination of yarn, variation of linen stitch, stitch counts, etc.
Pattern: Cerus Scarf (click here to download if you don't have a Ravelry account)
Finished size: 7.25 x 54"
Yarn requirements: 4 balls of Rowan Tapestry (131 yds/120 m per ball) in color 170; since Rowan Tapestry has been discontinued, please CLICK HERE for a list of possible substitutes.
Needles: US 8 (5mm) circular needles, at least 40" in length
Gauge: 26 sts/4" in Linen Stitch (Note: Rowan Tapestry has an advertised gauge of 22 sts/4" in Stockinette)
Cerus is the name of a very old Roman god, who was originally the male counterpart to goddess of grain, Ceres, and was eventually "absorbed" by other gods in the Roman pantheon. The woven look of this scarf, along with the colors of the yarn, reminded me of wheat for some reason (and "Woven Wheats" is the name of the generic grocery-store brand of Trisquits that Neill and I buy, so I couldn't name it that). I originally thought about naming it Ceres, also as a tribute to a smallish town near where I grew up, but because this scarf is suitable as a man-knit, I thought a masculine deity might be more appropriate.
So there you have it.
If you have any questions at all about the pattern, please do not hesitate to contact me!