Unique Melody by Rose Beck

Unique Melody

September 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in flame pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
225 - 700 yards (206 - 640 m)
customizable scarf or wrap
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This pattern is named after my sister Melody, a lovely person who has never been afraid to do her own thing.

Make a scarf or a wrap or anything in between! You can decide on the width and length of this piece before or after you cast on.

This pattern is for those times when you just want to cast on with a lovely yarn and think about your final project as you go. Knit on the bias, the piece starts with one candle flame motif at the corner. More are gradually added until the desired width, then the body of the piece is kept on the bias by the continual addition of flame motifs on the right while eliminating flame motifs on the left. Gradual reduction in motifs finishes the final shape of a parallelogram (see schematic pictured). This construction also allows you to pick any yarn you fancy without too much planning ahead (just make sure you have enough yarn!). I like the look of chunky lace, and the samples shown were knit in cozy, heavy worsted weight yarns. However, this pattern works for any yarn at any gauge--make your own unique Melody!

Detals and measurements of samples (after blocking):
Grey Scarf (2 motifs wide, 18 body repeats): 5 x 66 inches, used ~225 yds The Plucky Knitter Merino Alpaca Silk Worsted

Pink Wrap (6 motifs wide, 11 body repeats): 17 x 73 inches, used ~700 yds Tosh Merino

Only charted instructions are provided.