Evie's Dream scarf by Dori Mondon-Freeman

Evie's Dream scarf

December 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 11 - 8.0 mm
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This pattern is available for free.

Evie has reported from San Luis Obispo, where it is currently uncharacteristically cold - people are stopping her on the streets and in libraries to comment on this scarf!

If you’d like a longer scarf, you’ll need more yardage than I used.

Evie lives in San Luis Obispo, where it never really gets that cold, but she likes scarves and appreciates a fine fiber. With 150 yards, my scarf blocked is about 4 feet long - enough to keep the beach breeze away without bunching up or looking out of season under a light jacket. For cold weather scarves, if you’re gonna use fat needles like I did, grab another skein!

I wanted to make her something that showed off a bit of technique and kept me interested long enough to get a scarf done - hence, larger needles, a lace stitch (“Dutch Lace”) I obtained from a vintage mon tricot knitting dictionary, a simple garter stitch border and a single skein of yarn (I used one of my favorites here!). Charts make me cross-eyed so there isn’t one here, but if you’re a charter and feel so inclined to add to this pattern, let me know!

I did this on chunky needles for the speed - obviously you can really use whatever size needle and yarn you want, making appropriate yarn choices in weight and amount - and I’ll tell ya right now I most certainly did not knit a gauge swatch first.