Cat's Cradle Long-Ways Scarf by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer

Cat's Cradle Long-Ways Scarf

January 2005
Handspun silk
Lace ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
450 yards (411 m)
6.5 x 70 inches
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Jackie’s summary: The clustered threads used as the main pattern stitch in this scarf concentrate the colors of variegated yarn in a lovely way. Also, the way the threads meet and cross each other reminds me of the child’s game “cat’s cradle.”

Yarn: Lace or light fingering weight. Choose a variegated yarn with color runs of 10 inches or more for best effect.

From the pattern description: By knitting this scarf from one long edge to the other, the colors arrange themselves lengthwise in strokes of color along the length of the scarf. The eyelet stripe sections which frame and divide the cat’s cradle areas further emphasize the length-wise color placement. Pattern includes a mini-tutorial on finishing and blocking lace.

Jackie’s notes: Pattern includes design notes for making your scarf shorter or longer, narrower or wider, and with whatever yarn you want. Remember that the amount of yarn you need will vary as you make these types of adjustments.

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