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Summer Plums


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A splash of colour enlivens the pale cottons and linens of summer. The tussah silk single is a slightly fuzzy heavy lace/light fingering/European 4-ply weight with a bit of grip, and gives this scarf a lovely, rustic texture. Light and comfortable to knit when it's just too hot for wool, this scarf is the perfect summer accessory. This pattern takes 1/2 skein of the suggested yarn, including swatching. The border has lace patterning on both sides, including some p2tog tbl. The main body stitch is easy to memorize, and uses double yarn overs for a very open, lacy effect. Pattern is charted only. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY some experience with lace knitting chart reading GAUGE 21.5 sts & 25 rows = 4"/10cm in st. st., blocked SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 68" x 11" (173cm x 28cm), length adjustable

Supplies Needed

  • Dye For Yarn 100% Tussah Silk Lace (100% tussah silk; 760yds/695m per 100g) 1/2 skein OR approx. 400 yds heavy lace weight yarn
  • US4/3.5mm needles or size needed to get gauge
  • blocking pins

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Elizabeth Elliott
Elizabeth Elliott
Elizabeth comes from a long line of fibre-obsessed women. She has recently taken up spinning, which fascinates her husband and confuses her cat. A transplant from the wilds of Canada's west coast, Elizabeth is adjusting to life in the Dirty South with the help of her very Southern husband. She writes about her adventures in fibre at