Desert Scarf by Judy Furlong

Desert Scarf

January 2013
Lace ?
20 stitches and 35.5 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
one size 112cm square
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for $3.00 USD buy it now

Something for the boys but of course, equally suitable for the girls. This square scarf is very easy to knit; the edging is a simple faggot and the main section stst, the lace ladders being created by dropping sts and unravelling them all the way down to the foundation row. Be careful if substituting yarn as anything more “hairy” than the recommended yarn will cause real problems when trying to unravel the sts. As with many kettle dyed yarns, each skein of Manos del Uruguay Lace is unique and is likely to have a slight shade variation from skein to skein which is used to great effect here by switching between the four balls of yarn every five rows. Desert scarves are wonderful accessories and you will probably want to have a whole stash to choose from. For a variation, use several different shades to work stripes as subtle or eye catching as you choose.
How to wear it?
There are many variations of course but at its most simple, fold the square into a triangle; now two edges have fringing. Hold the straight, unfringed edge to the front of your throat and wrap the long ends round the back of your neck, ending at the front and let the ends hang down at the front or twist them first round the scarf by taking them down between your throat and the scarf.

This pattern was only available in the subscription issue of The Knitter.