Anjou by Laura Patterson


October 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23 stitches = 4 inches
in stitch pattern, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 yards (366 m)
one size
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The lacy pear and trellis border on this scarf are set off perfectly by the simple garter stitch panel in the center, and the delicate garter stitch edges. Pears grow organically out of the lacy tip to reform into a lace-filled point on the other end. Pattern is named for one of my favorite varieties of pear, the anjou.

Scarf is worked from a five-stitch cast on, which is quickly increased to the full width. When the second end nears, the number of stitches decreases back down to five, and then is bound off. Knit with sock yarn, this scarf is much easier to knit than it seems. All lace work is done on the right side.

Finished size: 59 x 10 inches; 150 x 25 cm.

Yarn: 400 yards fingering weight sock yarn.

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) needles.

Skills: k2tog, ssk, YO, double YO, s1-k2tog-psso, s2-k1-p2sso, 1-to-7 increase.

Notions: 2 stitch markers required; additional stitch markers are optional.

Stitch patterns: Charted and written.

Difficulty: Easy.

August 23, 2016 update The written stitch instructions and charts have been completely redone to simplify knitting.