Leaves of Lothlorien Scarflette by Peggy Jean Kaylor

Leaves of Lothlorien Scarflette

June 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
Gauge is unimportant as long as you are happy with the density and drape of your fabric.
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
110 - 150 yards (101 - 137 m)
one size fits all, customize length.
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This fun and flirty little scarflette uses short rows in garter stitch to shape the ‘leaves’ which ‘grow’ from alternate sides of a skinny garter stitch ‘stem’ – it’s really pretty easy. Make more than one in different shades of green and wear them twined together … or … make it with a variegated yarn in an autumnal colorway for seasonal wear. Included with the instructions are recipes for two different colorwork options and one different leaf placement option.

Gauge: Your goal is a fabric with desirable density and drape. Make a swatch in garter stitch and adjust needle size to achieve the fabric that pleases you … gauge isn’t crucial to how this garment fits. Just make your scarflette long enough to satisfy you.

Skills needed: knit-on cast on, traditional bind off, knit, knit 2 together. The short row shaping does not require any special treatments beyond turning the work and just knitting whatever number of stitches is specified instead of completing each row.

Thanks are due to my wonderful test knitters, for their invaluable advice and moral support during the pattern production process! Thank you to Bonnie Starr and Jan Larson, who performed the first test knit. And also thank you to FPT testers seni, FiaKnit, soxvixen, fjorlief, and deepcarknitter (who performed the second test knit).

Thanks also go to the member’s of the Designer’s Challenge group on Ravelry, for inspiration and encouragement along the way … and also for choosing this design as the winner of one of their weekly mini-challenges.

Further, thanks go out to my friends and family who expressed excitement about the way things were working out as I doodled this one into existence.

Thanks to Strands & Stitches, the LYS near my home in Laguna Beach, for allowing me to do some of my photography in their shop using their wicker dress form.

And last but not least, thank you to Willa Cather for the technical editing!