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Backyard Leaves

Make a lacy scarf with alternate leaf motifs and a slip-stitch edge.

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The leaves become the outer edge of the scarf. Add a border of slip stitches to keep the scarf edges from rolling and to provide a bit of definition to the leaves. Although simple, this edging technique takes a few minutes to master. Try it for a few rows on a practice swatch before you start the scarf.
Finished Size: About 5" (12.5 cm) wide and 78" (198 cm) long from tip to tip, after blocking.
Yarn: Karabella Aurora 8 (100% merino; 98 yd [90 m]/50 g): #11 light olive, 4 balls.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 18 sts and 26 rows = 4" (10 cm) in St st.
Needles: Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts, 2006

SKU: EP1169

Author/Speaker/Editor: Annie Modesitt

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

intense learning experience Review by Ariel Nesbitt

I decided to knit this scarf as my second project. Since this is a pretty detailed pattern it was frustrating initially. Things got much better once I got into it. I learned a lot about stitches while making this scarf and the end product makes the effort worth while. Give it a try!

(Posted on 9/21/11)