County Fair Scarf by Claire A. Denny

County Fair Scarf

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July 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
3 stitches and 7 rows = 4 inches
in granny stitch
6.5 mm (K)
400 - 420 yards (366 - 384 m)
one size, easily adjustable in length and width
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This v-shaped scarf, crocheted with bold granny stripes and a striking color combination, melds the fashion-forward edge of a triangle scarf or kerchief with the ease of wear of a traditional scarf. I often find that if a kerchief is big enough to wrap securely around my neck, it’s too bulky, but I love the way they look. The long “arms” on this scarf, reaching out from a crisply pointed center, solve that problem neatly. A double crochet border all the way around neatens up the edges.

The simple stitch pattern and worsted weight yarn make this a quick project suitable for beginners, while the unusual shape and opportunity for wild color combinations make this a fun and interesting stitch. Using a large hook relative to the yarn ensures great drape and maximizes the “squish” factor from the granny stitches. This pattern will work with any fiber—choose a cotton blend for warmer climates and year-round wear, or go for 100% wool and stay extra cozy.

Notes: this pattern uses approximately 190 yards of A and 110 yards each of B & C.

Gauge is 3 1/2 granny clusters x 7 rows = 4”, but is not critical for the pattern, as long as you’re satisfied with the way your fabric drapes. Do note, however, that different gauges will affect the finished size and yardage.

The finished scarf measures approximately 6” wide x 90” long (each “arm” is about 45” long).