Kal-Haven Trail Scarf by Jill June

Kal-Haven Trail Scarf

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The Kal-Haven Trail Scarf is a fun to knit, beaded scarf with a center ladder motif and lace edging. This is an excellent pattern for beginning beaders and uses one skein of sock yarn (around 400 yards).

The pattern is named for a 33 mile hiking/biking trail in Southwest Michigan, built on an old railroad bed. The trail runs from Kalamazoo to South Haven and is a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts.

You’ll need about 310 to 350 yards of fingering weight yarn to make a scarf approximately 8.5” wide and 52” long after blocking. A 400 yard skein will make a scarf approximately 62” long.

You’ll also need about 350 size 6/0 seed beads and a beading crochet hook (a size 12 works great). If you choose to continue the ladder design through the entire length of the scarf, you’ll need about 500 beads. We suggest having a few extra on hand just in case.

Instructions are also included for substituting garter stitch for the lace edging. The beads in the lacework can also be omitted to simplify the pattern.

Kits will be available at Studio June’s Etsy shop beginning December 28, 2012.

A KAL will being early January in Studio June’s Ravelry Group.