A Scarf of Your Very Own by Ann Budd

A Scarf of Your Very Own

January 2000
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
450 yards (411 m)
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $7.99.

The pattern includes three different, similarly scaled, lace designs for a scarf.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “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 7½“ (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 7½“ (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