Lacy Rebozo Scarf by Eileen Adler

Lacy Rebozo Scarf

September 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 15 - 10.0 mm
10.0 mm (N/P)
300 - 450 yards (274 - 411 m)
small (large)
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This pattern is available for free.

Frida Kahlo wrapped herself in her fashion, taking the traditional Mexican scarf, the Rebozo, and transforming it into a fashion statement, a personal take-along comfort keeper; her personal care partner. The Rebozo is translated from the Spanish Castilian meaning a garment used to cover or protect oneself, almost a symbolic hug or shield, which can be worn wrapped or folded over one’s head and shoulders. It’s thought that wearing a Rebozo enhances the fluidity for a woman, and wearing one, makes a woman feel very feminine. Frida Kahlo thought the Rebozo provided a more graceful appearance which may explain why she adopted this wrap. Today, the Rebozo remains an important part of Mexican national dress, greatly influenced by Frida Kahlo. The Rebozo follows a person from birth, as a baby carrier, and to death, as a shroud.


SKILL LEVEL: Beginner: projects for first-time knitters using basic knit and purl stitches with minimal shaping.

BIG VICTORY: double decrease, k3tog – knitting 3 stitches together reduces 3 stitches into 1 stitch and is a double decrease technique. If it seems difficult to knit three stitches together, try this: before the decrease is worked, insert the right-hand needle purlwise into the three stitches to stretch them out a bit; then work the k3tog decrease

Knitting Notes and Skills:
• Cast on and bind off
• k means to knit, and p means to purl.
• YO (yarn over) forms an eyelet increase - bring the yarn between the two needles to the front and then over the right-hand needle.
• Preparing fringe:
• Adding fringe -
• K3tog -

Yarn: #5 - Bulky weight yarn #5, 300 yards for the small and 450 yards for the large size
Needles: size US 15 (10mm)
Notions: tapestry needle and one large crochet hook, size 10 mm/N
Gauge: Size US 15 in garter stitch, 9 stitches = 4” although gauge is not critical for this pattern.
Finished Size: Small: 7” wide by 80” long and Large: 14” wide by 80” long
Small Sample knitted in “Dream Big” (100% Superwash Wool, approximately 132m/200g, Colorway #626). Large Sample knitted in “Action N.Y. Yarns (Super Bulky, 70% Manufactured Fibers – Acrylic 30% Wool, 49 yards (45 meters) Unit weight 50 grams (1.76 ounces); Colorway 4 Turquoise Green Lilac Grey Multi.

Thank you, Carmen, for modeling both Rebozo sizes.

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