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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

A former navigation officer for British cargo ships, Lucy Neatby now finds herself submerged in the fabulous world of fiber. Whether designing, writing or instructing, she strives to bring out the ...

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Emperor's New Scarf

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Emperor's New Scarf
Emperor's New Scarf
Emperor's New Scarf

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic knitting
  • yarn overs
  • single crochet

Pattern Description:

Easy knitting combined with intriguing engineering creates an unusual scarf that warms and decorates.


24sts x 37 rows = 4" square


  • main Yarn: A sensual DK or Sport weight yarn, ideally with a slight loft. (Kimmet Croft Fairy Hare 50g = 160m, pictured) Allow 150m (164yds) / 50 - 75g (2 - 2.5 oz).
  • Waste yarn: This is used as a temporary aid to hold stitches, it is later removed. Choose a strong, smooth, similar weight, brightly contrasting yarn. Allow approximately 20m/yds.
  • detail yarn: Used to crochet around each of the openings

You Will Also Need:

  • A circular or flex needle long enough to comfortably accommodate the scarf length; 80-100 cm (32-40").
  • Crochet hook

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Kimmet Croft Fairy Hare