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Inflection

Knitting
June 2012
Lace / 2 ply ?
22 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 yards (400 m)

Named for the mathematical definition of the point at which a curved line changes from concave to convex, Inflection is a lovely curved scarf that can sometimes look like a shawlette. Worked with lace weight yarn, this light scarf has great versatility as an accessory that can be draped, wrapped, or pinned during any season. Ruched short rows create dense gussets that curve the scarf in one direction or another. Bi-directional gussets and wedges of these gussets can be varied to create different shapes and lengths. This pattern is written for the two scarves shown in the photographs, but a simple paper wedge technique gives almost infinite design possibilities.

Perfect for gift giving, Inflection knits up very quickly requiring only one skein of laceweight yarn, unless you go totally crazy with your wedges.