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Lavender Scarf
Fireflys Official I Live on a Farm Lavender ScarfMy intention when I knit this scarf was to create a durable and warm scarf that would suit my new life here in the country, on the farm. I wanted something that would be a bit rustic and not too bulky, but that would still provide warmth for me during fall and winter. I used Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca yarn, and enjoyed working with it quite well. My husband helped me roll balls from the skeins, which added a bit of enjoyment to the project that you will understand if you have been following my blog.

There is also a pattern for a matching Lavender Hat featuring a removable hat band as well as button and knitted leaf embellishments.

I wanted curly, sort of rough hewn looking ends on the scarf, so I knit a few rows in stockinette stitch on each end. I used seed stitch for the edges, and basketweave in the middle. Because I wanted a rustic, rough look to this scarf I did not block it. The basketweave stitch creates great texture and makes little pockets where air can be trapped which provide added warmth depending, on how I wrap it.

The dusty lavender color goes well with many of my clothes … vintage blue denim jackets and jeans, chocolate brown sweaters and skirts, chestnut colored suede boots, my sage green wind breaker, even my L.L. Bean hiking boots. It is pretty enough for going out places, but rural looking as well for tromping around in the woods and down by the river.

Hope you enjoy the pattern. This is an easy scarf to knit and very forgiving of mistakes here and there.

Materials

  • 2 skeins Berroco Ultra Alpaca Yarn in Lavender Mix
  • Size U.S. 6 knitting needles
  • Large tapestry needle

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Directions

Cast on 28 stitches.

Beginning: Knit eleven rows in stockinette stitch.

Section 1

  1. Row 1A: K1, P1, K1, P1, K6, P4, K6, P5, K1, P1, K1.
  2. Row 1B: K1, P1, K1, P1, K4, P6, K4, P7, K1, P1, K1.
  3. Row 1C: Repeat row 1A.
  4. Row 1D: Repeat row 1B.
  5. Row 1E: Repeat row 1A.
  6. Row 1F: K1, P1, K1, P1, K20, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Section 2

  1. Row 2A: K1, P1, K1, P5, K6, P4, K6, P1, K1, P1, K1.
  2. Row 2B: K1, P1, K1, P7, K4, P6, K4, P1, K1, P1, K1.
  3. Row 2C: Repeat row 2A.
  4. Row 2D: Repeat row 2B.
  5. Row 2E: Repeat row 2A.
  6. Row 2F: K1, P1, K1, P1, K20, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Repeat Sections 1 and 2 until scarf measures desired length. My general rule of thumb is to knit a scarf until it measures the height of the person it is intended for, including any fringe or other trim.

End

Knit eleven rows in stockinette stitch. Cast off.

If you enjoy this pattern, you can have it for free of course. But, if you are willing to add a drop in the bucket (so to speak) it will help just a little bit in covering some of the expenses involved in operating the blog and website.
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Using tapestry needle weave loose ends of yarn into knitted stitches on wrong side of piece; back stitch at end of weaves to secure ends.. Trim excess.

Block if you wish, but I think this scarf is very nice unblocked because of the little pockets the basketweave pattern makes for air.

Note: It is very possible you will have enough yarn left to make a pair of fingerless gloves to go with the scarf.


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