A Scarf of Your Very Own
It’s amazingly easy to design a basic lace scarf if you have a good stitch dictionary on hand and understand the mathematics of pattern repeats. Knitted in three vibrant colors of lightweight 100-percent Shetland wool, these scarves are meant to brighten up the gray days of winter and welcome in the blooming flowers of spring.
Finished Size: Fuchsia scarf: About 7 ½” (19 cm) wide and 64″ (162.5 cm) long. Dark orange scarf: About 8″ (20.5 cm) wide and 62″ (157.5 cm) long. Bright yellow scarf: About 7 ½” (19 cm) wide and 64″ (162.5 cm) long, blocked.
Yarn: Jamieson & Smith 2-ply jumper-weight Shetland (100% wool; 150 yd [137 m]/oz): #52 fuchsia, #125 dark orange, #91 bright yellow, 3 skeins each (one skein of yarn will knit about 20″ [51 cm]).
Yarn weight: #1 – Super Fine
Gauge: 24 sts and 36 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st. Because these scarves don’t have to “fit,” exact gauge is not crucial, but will affect the finished dimensions.
Needles: Size 3 (3.25 mm).
Notions: Stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Spring 2000