Beaded and openwork diamond scarf by String Theory 2.0

Beaded and openwork diamond scarf

January 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
6.5 stitches = 1 inch
in straight stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
0.75 mm
440 - 500 yards (402 - 457 m)
9 x 60 inches
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

3/10 - I’ve reloaded this pattern because of a mistake I made in the pattern. All rows with double decreases (k3tog) need yarn overs on either side of them, but I omitted this in my original. Please accept my apologies and redownload the pattern!

Long and slim, this scarf is designed to be an accessory, rather than an outdoor winter scarf. This is a pretty simple and fun project if you’re just starting out with beading projects. I’ve used the 2 different diamond motifs (beads on straight stitch and the openwork diamonds) to make the over-all effect slightly more varied. You can use a single skein of fingering weight yarn or you can pair a couple skeins of lace weight yarns, like I did on the prototype. The beads are densest at the edges of the scarf and taper off as the scarf moves up towards the neck—this keeps the weight down on the fabric and keeps there from being beads up on the neck, which might not be all that comfortable. You can use more or fewer beads depending on how much sparkle you want, or eliminate them altogether if you like.