Alpine Frost Scarf by Amy O'Neill Houck

Alpine Frost Scarf

December 2008
Lace ?
4½ reps and 14 rows = 4" in shell patt after blocking.
3.0 mm
550 - 600 yards (503 - 549 m)
9” wide and 66” long after blocking
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What a difference a multicolored yarn can make! This scarf first appeared in a solid color in our Winter 2008 issue. The blend of Merino and silk brings life to the delicate lace pattern, which is easy to make narrower or wider as you desire. And the best part? The lace is just a one-row repeat. Hello, new travel project!

With a simple shell pattern that evokes frost on a window, this merino lace scarf keeps away the chill. Easily alter the look by crocheting a wider or longer version.

Difficulty Beginner

Yarn Weight 1

Finished Size 9” wide and 66” long, blocked.

Interweave Crochet Spring 2020 Yarn Manos del Uruguay Fino (distributed by Fairmount Fibers) (70% extrafine Merino wool, 30% silk; 490 yd 450 m/3½ oz 100 g): #401 corsage, 2 hanks.

Hook Size D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Yarn needle.

Gauge 4½ reps and 14 rows = 4” in shell patt, blocked.

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  • Scarf will stretch when blocked.

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