Polka Dot Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
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Polka Dot Scarf

Knitting
March 2017
Lace ?
19 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
3.5 mm (E)
890 - 1060 yards (814 - 969 m)
Narrower Scarf: Approx. 18 x 77"/46 x 196cm. Wider scarf: Approx. 23 x 70"/58 x 178cm"
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There’s something so cheerful about polka dots! They add a little fun to anything you wear. Here we’ve created ‘dots’ with a widely spaced eyelet stitch pattern that’s easy to knit and easy to remember. A slip stitch edging gives a slightly firmer edge to your scarf—no curling! Because the fabric is so light and floaty, a lavish scale seems just right. It’s a lot of knitting but the rows fly happily by.

Make a light-as-air scarf in a lace-weight yarn like Rowan Kidsilk Haze, or a cozy wrap in drapey, lace-weight Isager Alpaca 1…or switch up the fibers for a warm scarf and an airy wrap! Why not make one of each?


FINISHED SIZES
Narrower Scarf: Approx. 18 x 77”/46 x 196cm after blocking.
Wider scarf: Approx. 23 x 70”/58 x 178cm after blocking.
Details given for narrower scarf, with wider scarf in parentheses ( ).

YARN
Approx. 890 yd/814m (1060 yds/969m) of lace-weight yarn. Plus 5 yds/5m smooth waste yarn for provisional cast-on.

Narrower scarf shown in black: 4 skeins Rowan Kidsilk Haze (230 yds/ 210m each), Color 599.
Wider scarf shown in chartreuse: 3 skeins Isager Alpaca 1 (437yds/400m each), Color 40.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 5 (3.75mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
US 7 (4.5mm) needle or two US sizes (.5mm) larger than gauge needle for bind-off.
US E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on.
Stitch markers: 1 locking marker, 7 (9) ring markers.
Darning needle to finish.
Blocking wires and T-pins or forked blocking pins.

GAUGE
Approx. 19 sts/32 rows = 4”/10cm in pattern, wet blocked and pressed.
Note: Exact gauge is not critical for this piece, but we recommend knitting, wet blocking and pressing a swatch to be sure you like the fabric.