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Dutch Lace Crescent Scarf

Knitting
July 2013
Lace / 2 ply ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Lace pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1100 yards (1006 m)
13½ inches (34.3 cm) at widest point and 75 inches (190.5 cm) long, after blocking

Imagine my amazement several months ago when a Twitter friend sent me a message saying that she wanted to put three vintage Dutch knitting books into good hands! I don’t speak Dutch, but I do speak knitting and I can understand many different styles of knitting charts. I also translate German knitting books into English for publishers, and Dutch is close enough to German that I could identify some of the key knitting terms in the text. I haven’t had time to do much research into the history of these books but I hope that one day in the not-too-far future, you’ll be reading more about them in these pages. For now, enjoy this lace scarf, combining two elegant vintage pattern stitches that fit together like hand in glove. I updated the style by making crescent shaping to give this scarf a modern twist.