Climbing Leaves Scarf by Connie Lee Lynch

Climbing Leaves Scarf

March 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
3.5 mm (E)
350 - 400 yards (320 - 366 m)
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This pattern was my first sit-down-and-scratch-your-head-for-hours design. Hours and hours! I had this idea in my head, though, and I had to try and get it out. I began with charts and lots of swatches, finally deciding on something I liked, but it was two years later before I worked up the courage to tackle written instructions. And oh boy did they make my eyes cross! With the help of two fantastic pattern testers, though, I’ve finally pulled it all together into a pattern I’m willing to share with the world. So here it is!

This pattern can be worked with or without beads. The photos here show two beaded options and you will find photos for all three versions in the pattern, along with a chart. I recommend wet blocking the finished scarf as it really opens up the stitching. Also, if you choose a sock yarn (like the autumn leaves scarf), a few good soaks with some fabric softener or even a gentle hair conditioner works wonders on the itchy factor.

At approximately 6’ long and just over 4” wide, this scarf is perfect for wearing both long and flowing as well as double wrapped for added warmth. Worn either way, it truly is an elegant accessory.

I invite and encourage you to sell any items made from my patterns; I simply ask that you credit me for the design, especially if listing online, by linking back to the source of the pattern. Copying, redistributing, or selling the pattern itself or a derivative thereof is strictly prohibited.