Scarves are utility pieces in my wardrobe. They are good both
when it's cold and when it's just nippy,
or when the autumn weather is tempting you to enjoy the last
little warmth, and you don't want to get out the thick layers,
but still needs a little warming touch.
Many of my scarves look just the way they are – utilitarian.
I felt the need for something more, something pretty, but cool,
something feminine, but not overly so.
The solution was this scarf with a big, bold blade of
a leaf (lamina means leaf blade) and wavy, garter stitch
tips. The pattern is perfect for showing off the beauty
of variegated yarn.
Skriver photos: Karen
Width: 7 inches
Length: 63 inches Note: Measurements given for scarf after blocking.
del Uruguay Silk Blend [30% silk, 70%
merino wool; 150yd/137m per 50g skein];
color #7032; 2 skeins
Recommended needle size [always use a needle
size that gives you the gauge
listed below -- every knitter's
gauge is unique]
set US #7/4.5mm straight needles
2 stitch markers
sts/24 rows = 4" in stockinette st
PATTERN NOTES [Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
This scarf is knit in two halves, beginning with a provisional
Use your preferred provisional cast on
technique; directions for one technique may be found here.
Information about blocking lace can be found here and here.
S2KP: Slip next 2 sts together, knitwise,
as if to work a k2tog. Knit next st through back loop, then
pass both slipped sts over st just knit. This forms a centered
The charts for this pattern are very large.
Each fits on a letter-sized
Click the chart name below and print the resulting page.
Using provisional cast on method,
CO 27 sts.
Set-up Row [RS]: K4, place marker, k2tog, k7, yo, k1,
yo, k7, ssk, place marker, k1, yo, k3. 28 sts. Note: Stitch markers divide edging sts
from main lace pattern sts, and are used only to help keep
track of pattern. They may be omitted if desired.
*Work Rows 2-36 of Main Chart once, then work Rows 1-36
Work Rows 1-42 of End chart, removing markers as
indicated when working Row 33. 2 sts remain when all rows
BO remaining sts.*
Carefully remove waste yarn from CO edge and
place resulting 27 live sts on needle. Join yarn with RS