The Mountain Lily Scarf by Heidi Kunkel

The Mountain Lily Scarf

October 2012
Lace ?
19.5 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 600 yards (366 - 549 m)
Length and width are easily adjusted
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Errata: The chart is missing two yarn overs. On row 3, the 4th and 8th stitches of the center repeat should be yarn overs, not knits. View all errata here:

This scarf was inspired by the Laminaria shawl by Elizabeth Freeman. I have a strong affinity for knitting lace, and I’ve always preferred floral lace to other more geometric patterns. I had worked nupps many times before, but the Laminaria pattern introduced me to a variation on those: purling each of the increased stitches individually on the following ws row. I was hooked from my first try of this “Estonian Star Stitch”, and I knew I wanted to make this stitch the centerpiece of a scarf design…thus, the Mountain Lily scarf was born.

As written, the scarf alternates between 3 and 4 “flowers” wide. You can subtract 12 stitches from the cast on to remove one repeat, or add stitches to your cast on in multiples of 12 to add repeats. Just repeat the outlined section of the chart until the number of stitches required for the final section and garter edge remain, and then continue across the row.

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