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Variation Scarf

A simple scarf that is knitted with an easy lace pattern and short-rows to create a ruffled effect. It's finished with a crocheted picot edge.

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The source of inspiration for this scarf was the love of things with frills, as diverse as exotic undersea creatures and flamenco dancers' skirts. Frills give the illusion of movement even when they are stock-still. The process of making the scarf is an adventure in three-dimensional knitting, too.
This scarf is knitted entirely from a silk/wool blend yarn. The first 5 stitches in each row are a simple lace pattern. The short-row wedges are soft and open. This gives the frill more actual movement. A simple sturdy crocheted picot edge is the finale. Because a fine crochet hook is used, and the yarn is laceweight, the picot trim is firm and magnifies the ruffled effect.
Finished Size: 4 1/2" wide by 43" long.   
Yarn: Mountain Colors Winter Lace (50% wool, 50% silk; 1,200 yd (1,097 m]/100 g): red willow, 1 skein.   
Yarn Weight: #0 - Lace     
Needles:  Size 3 (3.25 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: CROCHET HOOK: Size 7 (4.5 mm)
Gauge: 28 sts and 28 rows = 4" in garter st. 
Originally Published:  Jane Austen Knits, 2011

SKU: EP5096

Author/Speaker/Editor: Stephenie Gaustad

Format: eProject

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