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Flying Home Scarf

Knitting
December 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
130 - 380 yards (119 - 347 m)
Small, Large
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The first time I conceived of this scarf, it was as a Hanukah present for my mother. She hardly ever wears scarves, so I wanted something delicate and special to keep her warm on her habitual walks. The lace v’s remind me of wings, and of myself, flying home see her. The garter stitch adds texture and depth, keeping the scarf from rolling up. The stitch pattern is modified from the Sunrise, Sunset lace stitch pattern (#139) in the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume 1.

Flying home comes in two sizes. There is a scarfette, designed to utilize a special 50g skein, or the full scarf, which takes 100g of yarn. Samples were knitted in 50g of Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet, a heavy fingering weight yarn, and 100g of Frog Tree Alpaca Sport. Any heavy fingering or sport weight yarn will fit the pattern as guage does not really matter for such a lacey scarf. If you are not satisfied with the drape, you can always go up (more drape) or down (less drape) a needle size.