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Fringe Element Scarf


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I love fringe! There is something about the fluid motion of hundreds of loose ends, each taking its own path in response to movement or a vagrant breeze. A 1920's flapper dress. A suede jacket with fringed sleeves. A pashmina shawl. Fringe elevates each of them from ordinary to memorable. Long and versatile, the Fringe Element scarf may be worn with a favorite outfit or used for extra style and warmth with your coat. It is wide enough to be used as a light shawl on cool evenings or to cover your hair when the weather is misty. The pattern is accessible to beginning knitters but is not too boring for the more experienced folks. Detailed instructions with photographs are included to clearly illustrate how the fringe is made and attached. The Fringe Element scarf can be worn winter or summer, indoors or out, dressy or casual. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit, Purl, Yarn over GAUGE not critical for this project SUGGESTED YARN 740 yards of DK weight

Recommended with this pattern

  • US Size 9 (5.5 mm) needles
  • approximately 740 yards (680 meters) DK weight yarn
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends

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My mom and grandma instilled in me a love for making things. I remember learning to knit from my mother when I was about 7. I made the most awful slippers imaginable - misshapen and ugly, but I wore them until they were no longer wearable. Those ladies taught me so much more than crafts, even as they were using crafts as examples. Do your best. Finish what you start. Take pride in what you do. Don't waste what you have. I've been making 'stuff' ever since, and feel that I honor them by continuing the traditions of hand-crafting. I did get better at making 'stuff' as I grew up, and never forgot the lessons or those ridiculous slippers. My suggestion: whatever else you do, go to your knitting bag and make stuff!