Clover Leaf Scarf or Stole by Shui Kuen Kozinski
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Clover Leaf Scarf or Stole

March 2009
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches in pattern st after blocking
US 2 - 2.75 mm
471 - 1099 yards (431 - 1005 m)

I won the St. Patricks day celebration group big prize with this scarf.
Thank you all who voted!

Inspired by Kate Gilbert’s Clapotis, this Clover Leaf Scarf/Stole is knitted diagonally with a combination of clover leaf eyelets and long-ladder patterns.

Long-ladder stitches are dropped on every right side row. The following is a description of the long-ladder pattern in Mary Thomas’ Book of Knitting Patterns, p.100-101: “A stitch, when dropped, will leave an open ladder space about three times the normal width of the stitch, and in closely spaced, long ladder patterns will add considerably to the width of the fabric.”

To enhance the fabric structure, the stitch before and after the drop stitch, is knitted through the back loop.


Scarf: 10 1/2 x 70 inches after blocking.
Stole: 22 x 70 inches after blocking.

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