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Rakurai Scarf

Knitting
August 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in St st worked in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
420 yards (384 m)
Width 3.5", Length 56"
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RAKURAI 落雷 (jap.) - thunderbolt, bolt of lightning.

Inspired by many visits to Japanese Shinto shrines I have noticed these sacred objects that are most frequently decorated with a hemp rope and unusual white paper origami representing a bolt of lightning. This chevron-shaped scarf is created based on the look of that striking origami and is worked in the round continuously while shaping of the tips takes place. Great decorative scarf with a bit of exaggerated statement.

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner Intermediate

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
(blocked)
Width 3.75”
Length 56”

YARN
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% superwash merino wool; 420yds/384m; approx.115g): 1 skein in Tomato
OR 420 yds of any other fingering weight wool

NEEDLES
US 3 (3.25 mm) dpns or 2 circulars

NOTIONS
Stitch markers
Waste yarn
Tapestry needle
Crochet hook size C (2.75mm)

GAUGE
28 sts and 36 rnds in 4”/10cm over St st swatch worked in the round