Donnerstag, 13. April 2017

Mermaid's Garden Scarf

This scarf was knitted as a birthday present for a friend of mine. She chose the yarn and I designed and knitted it. Short rows are used to create a light wavy pattern. Lace rows inbetween create a bubbly effect. Since it is basically all garter stitch with a simple lace pattern inbetween, it's easy to knit but has a stunning effect.


The pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry and on loveknitting. It contains written instructions as well as illustrations how the short rows stack up.






Besides garter stitch you need the following skills to knit this scarf:
  • Basic lace stitches: i.e yo (yarn over), k2tog (k2 together), ssk (slip slip knit)
  • Short rows with double stitches (also called German Short Rows): when you turn, bring yarn to the front and pull it back so that both legs of the stitch are visible on your neeedle, i.e. a double-stitch is created, then knit back as usual - when you have to knit the double-stitch, be careful to knit it as one stitch (see also this YouTube video by leethal knits).
    In addition, the pattern explains how to adapt it to use the "wrap and turn"-method, as well.


Materials needed to knit this scarf
  • about 200 grams of fingering weight yarn – something with a long color gradient (I used two skeins of Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic Dégradé), but a solid color will look fine, too
  • 3.5 mm needles – I used circulars, but straight needles will do as well
  • 5 stitch markers
  • a removable stitch marker can be used to mark the RS which is helpful when doing the short row sequences
  • a tapestry needle to weave in ends

Size
The finished piece measures about 46 cm in width and 170 cm in length.



This blogpost was featured at Oombawka Design's 190th Link & Share Wednesday Link Party. Thank you! 
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