Project

Leaf Pattern Scarf

What are you most proud of? I'm not sure that there is anything really outstanding about this scarf. But I do like the combo of the colors and the lace pattern. I have a friend in mind who needs a long, warm scarf; so this already has a home (at least in my mind). What advice would you give someone starting this project? This lace pattern has a varying number of stitches in each row; so it would be a good idea to place markers between patterns and make sure that each pattern ends correctly, because you can't depend on "counting" stitches to identify if something is wrong. But the pattern works very easily and is quick to memorize so it won't take long to get into the rhythm of the pattern.

You Can Make This

DJV947 made Leaf Pattern Scarf with:

Lace Shawl Design

Online Class

Lace Shawl Design

with Miriam Felton

  • DK weight 3-ply merino
  • hand-dyed. US#8

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm not sure that there is anything really outstanding about this scarf. But I do like the combo of the colors and the lace pattern. I have a friend in mind who needs a long, warm scarf; so this already has a home (at least in my mind). What advice would you give someone starting this project? This lace pattern has a varying number of stitches in each row; so it would be a good idea to place markers between patterns and make sure that each pattern ends correctly, because you can't depend on "counting" stitches to identify if something is wrong. But the pattern works very easily and is quick to memorize so it won't take long to get into the rhythm of the pattern.

Q&A with DJV947

Amy Lamash asked:
Beautiful stitch pattern and I love the colors in the yarn.
DJV947 answered:
Amy -- This yarn really shows the pattern. I think a US8 was the right size to work the stitch on to make sure that the yarn overs were pronounced enough to show the leaves. I love this mix of colors, too.
Skukum Carol asked:
Beautiful! The yarn makes it look like the stitch pattern almost undulates or moves and the effect is beautiful. What a lucky recipient!
DJV947 answered:
Carol -- in fact the lace pattern does undulate -- it isn't a constant stitch count from row to row which is why I just put a couple of stitches on the edges -- I wanted to see what it would do to the drape of the wool. As I said earlier -- I'm well pleased with the exercise.

Skill Level

Beginner