Bougainvillea Scarf-Shawl by Yo-El

Bougainvillea Scarf-Shawl

by Yo-El
Knitting
January 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
350 - 375 yards (320 - 343 m)
As shown 9" widest portion, 70" length
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This pattern is available for $4.00.

What do you call a long shawl that narrows at the ends so you can wear it like a scarf? A scawl? A sharf? This whatever-you-want-to-call-it is a sweet reminder of the tropics sprung from one skein of yarn. The leaf edging is knitted with the main portion, so you’ll avoid picking up stitches or any such nonsense, and there will be only two ends to weave in. Easy, non-wrapped short rows incorporated into the edging cause the leaves (or bracts, as the colorful papery petal-like leaves of bougainvillea are called) to ruffle and wind around themselves. This pattern will adapt to all yarn sizes—just use needles large enough to make a slightly loose fabric. Directions are given to use up every scrap of yarn without running out.

50% of proceeds will be donated to Medicins Sans Frontieres for Haiti earthquake relief effort.