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Mishka Scarf (and Cowl)


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  • Lace

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I fall in love with beautiful skeins of brilliantly colored yarn, and then find myself challenged by how best to use them. This scarf is a simple, repetitive pattern, but watching the color combinations emerge will keep you intrigued! It can be knit in any weight, and is a beautiful showcase for brilliantly colored yarns. Although it may look like a drop stitch, the 'ladders' are formed by double YO's, and they elegantly contrast with the vertical striping that the yarn provides. The lace pattern is very simple and highly repetitive; I suggest the occasional use of lifelines. The pattern includes both written and charted directions, and the two samples were knit using one skein of Seasilk (fingering), or approx 440yds/400m of aran weight yarn. I developed a cowl pattern that is closely related to the scarf; you will receive patterns for both the Cowl and Scarf with this purchase; both patterns have fully written and charted directions. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit Purl Work YO's Directional decreases: ssk & k2tog Focus on small, repetitive lace pattern GAUGE Fingering: 24st = 4" in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Blue Fingering Sample: Width, Blocked: 101/4"/26 cm; Length, Blocked: 51"/130cm (Size will vary with yarn weight and yardage)

Recommended with this pattern

  • One 4oz skein of fingering weight yarn (approx 350-400yds/4oz; 320-365m/115g), blue sample is Handmaiden Sea Silk (70% silk, 30% seacell; 438yd/400m per 3.5oz/100g skein)
  • One set US#4/3.5mm needle in your preferred style

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Kourtney Robinson - Dollybird Workshop
Kourtney Robinson - Dollybird Workshop
Color, shape, and texture endlessly inspire me. For several years, I’ve been wholly consumed by knittingbecause it’s so forgiving, so flexible, and so free to the imagination. It also fits neatly into spare pockets of space & time, which makes it accessible to me, as designer, knitter, and mother of two busy little girls. I design the majority of what I knit, and self-publish the majority of it via Ravelry and here on Craftsy. The exceptions have been published in Interweave Knits Accessories 2011, Sanguine Gryphon, and with a Calgary-centric yarn club.