Cave of Lovers Scarflette by Connie Lee Lynch

Cave of Lovers Scarflette

December 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 6 rows = 2 inches
in double crochet
3.5 mm (E)
435 - 500 yards (398 - 457 m)
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Made of mostly post stitches, this quirky little scarf is pretty dense, but that also means it’s delightfully warm!

My inspiration was both simple (a leaf) and magical (the Cave of Lovers in which Tristan and Isolde stayed for a short time), so I started with the first part, imagining the scarf as an endless leaf, each vein branching from the off-center midrib, as if you’re looking at the leaf from an angle. There are teeth along the edges, which are made with a modified picot, and the three points, two on one end and a single point on the other, make it reminiscent of a triangle shawl when wrapped and pinned around your neck – but without the bulk!

I finished with the magical, though, adding elements from the Cave of Lovers: bronze (from which the door is made) wire and charms, crystal like their bed is made from, and circular elements in the charms and shawl pin like the shape of the cave and perhaps representative of their endless love. Ah… what a story! Adding the little charms on the points is totally optional, of course, but they do add a nice bit of weight as well as being a unique accent. And, of course, I love a good shawl pin!

Without those, though, this scarf becomes a simple leaf again, and is the perfect length to wrap once around your neck and throw over your shoulder for effortless style.

-Single Crochet
-Half Double Crochet
-Double Crochet
-Front and Back Post Stitches
-Stacked Single Crochet (turning chain alternative)

Before blocking, a double crochet swatch with suggested yarn and hook gave 12 stitches and 6 rows over 2 inches. After blocking, the finished scarflette measures approximately 5.5” wide by 41” long. If you would like a longer scarf, be sure to get more yarn!

-Camelot by Round Table Yarns in Cave of Lovers, 1 skein (100g, 435 yds) Fingering (1) Weight
-E/3.5mm Crochet Hook
-Stitch Marker(s)
-Darning Needle

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