In trying to come up with a name for this design I wracked my brain for things with frilly edges—pretty things, feminine things, trees, leaves, flowers… Eventually I had it. There’s a very special creature that lives in warm, tropical seas, along the coastlines where there is both protection and food. It’s a type of nudibranch, or sea slug, known as a Spanish dancer. It is bright red, has frilly edges, and when it swims it looks like the flouncy skirts of a flamenco dancer.
Scarf is knit from one end to the other, starting and ending with 7 stitches. To start, increases are made on the right side every fourth row. When scarf reaches maximum width it’s knit even for a while before the decreases begin. Stitches are then decreased to a small number on the opposite end. The entire scarf is worked in garter stitch except for the leaves. The fluid texture of garter stitch is enhanced when a ball of luxury fingering weight yarn is used.
Finished size: 10.5 x 60 inches; 27 x 152 cm.
Yarn: 450 yards fingering weight yarn.
Skills: K2tog, ssk, YO, double YO, k3 tog, s1-k2tog-psso.
Other supplies: 2 stitch markers required; lifelines are optional.
Stitch patterns: Both charted and written.