Cleopatra Scarf by Lindsay Lewchuk

Cleopatra Scarf

February 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
US 3 - 3.25 mm
480 yards (439 m)
One size: 6' 4.5" x 5.75"
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Whether dressing to impress your Marc Antony or luxuriating by the banks of a river, Cleopatra Scarf weaves the romance of ancient Egypt into a symbolic graphical scarf. The great pyramids at Giza, with their varying heights, are emblematic in the triangular lace. Surf down the curving tributaries of the Nile on the ebbs and flows of the cables. The tassels with the blunt ends fashion the hair style indicative of the time, while the ovular shape represents the small ovals hanging from Cleopatra’s opulent court.

Pattern is fully written & charted. Tech Edited by Katherine Vaughan.

For the complete story behind the pattern, including photo tips, please check out my blog: “Insanity Meets Its Match.”

Optional: in order to alter the color wave, I stripped one strand of yarn off, flipped it, and rewound the yarn before beginning. This completely optional step changes the color wave from solid black on one end to solid cherry on the other. By rearranging the strands, I knit it up with 3 strands black and 1 strand cherry on one end and 3 strands cherry and 1 strand black on the other.

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