The lacy pear and trellis border on this scarf are set off perfectly by the simple garter stitch panel in the center, and the delicate garter stitch edges. Pears grow organically out of the lacy tip to reform into a lace-filled point on the other end. Pattern is named for one of my favorite varieties of pear, the anjou.
Scarf is worked from a five-stitch cast on, which is quickly increased to the full width. When the second end nears, the number of stitches decreases back down to five, and then is bound off. Knit with sock yarn, this scarf is much easier to knit than it seems. All lace work is done on the right side.
Model: Liberty Fibers Fingering Weight Merino.
Stitch instructions: Charted and written.
21 sts to 4 inches (10 cm) in stitch pattern.
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I have knit and crocheted, and done various forms of embroidery and needlepoint since early grammar school. Making things with bits of colored string is so integral to my being that the few times of my life when I don't have *something* on the go feel empty, and without form.