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I live in upstate New York, where the sunny season is short, leaving plenty of time to be indoors knitting. Despite holding a degree in apparel design from Cornell University, I took to knitting ...

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Batana
Batana Batana
Batana Batana
Batana Batana
Batana Batana

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, work basic lace stitches, follow a pattern
  • 1-1.25 inch SPECIAL button (mine is from Melissa Jean Designs)

Pattern Description:

Batana is all about getting to use those special buttons you have in your stash! I don't know about you, but I hoard unique buttons, and then never have anything to do with them... this scarflette with it's shaped lace border and garter stitch body is the perfect solution!

Interested in the gorgeous button I chose? It's from handmade porcelain by my friend Melissa : )! https://www.melissajean.net/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5_6&products_id=49

To achieve the matching shaped borders, Batana is worked in two halves and grafted at the center back!


22 sts/30 rows (15 ridges) = 4 inches in garter stitch, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 4.5 inches at widest point by 24 inches long

You Will Also Need:

  • US size 6 [4 mm] ndls or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size 7 [4.5 mm] ndls or one size larger than that needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch holder or spare ndl
  • Tapestry ndl

Suggested yarn:

75 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Blue Sky Alpaca Metalico



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