Bärentatzen Scarf by Sybil R

Bärentatzen Scarf

by Sybil R
March 2020
Lace ?
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1531 - 1750 yards (1400 - 1600 m)
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Ever since I knitted a brioche-lace combination for my Mum (see Luftbläschen Scarf) I wanted to do another project that incorporated both techniques.

So, here’s another scarf that combines the fluffiness of brioche with the elegance of lace - and because it’s brioche, it’s reversible.

To knit this scarf you need the following knitting skills:

  • knitting brioche (in one color)
  • a certain stamina while knitting - this is knitted in lace weight yarn and brioche, i.e. it grows extremely slow

The pattern PDF is 10 pages long and contains:

  • the complete written patterns to knit this scarf
  • a chart of the pattern repeats
  • photo tutorials for the brioche/lace stitch combinations
  • photo tutorials for the brioche decreases used in this pattern

As to the name, the pattern reminded me of a certain type of piped biscuits that are tradional here, called Bärentatzen (which literally translates to bear claws, but American bear claws are a different bakery item). The bottom photo shows Bärentatzen.