Valencia Scarf by Janelle Martin
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Valencia Scarf

Knitting
October 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Chart A, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
738 - 1146 yards (675 - 1048 m)
Summer Scarf (Fall Wrap)
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I originally called this the “zig zag scarf” because of the geometric nature of the lace pattern. Then I saw a photo of some roofs from the corner of Valencia Street and 24th Street in the Mission District of San Francisco and changed the name of the pattern to Valencia.

Pattern is 5 pages.

Skills Required:

  • Lace
  • Increasing and decreasing
  • Following charts
  • Blocking

Finished Size (blocked and stretched):
Summer Scarf – 14.5”/36.83 cm wide by 63”/160 cm long
Fall Wrap – 21”/53.34 cm wide by 37.5”/95.25 cm long

Other Tools:

  • Stitch markers (5)
  • Glow line tape (to mark current row on charts/instructions)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Fine cotton thread in contrasting colour for life-lines
  • Blocking wires and pins
  • Unwaxed dental floss (to attach buttons)

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Yarn:
Summer Scarf (fingering weight): 738 yards/675 meters of plant fiber (preferably linen) blend, structured fingering weight yarn that knits up to 6 to 7 sts/inch.

Fall Wrap (aran weight): 573 yds/524 meters plant fiber (preferably linen) blend, structured fingering
weight yarn that knits up to 6 to 7 sts/inch, held together with 573 yds/524 meters merino/wool
blend fingering weight yarn that knits up to 7 to 8 sts/inch.

Shown In:
Summer Scarf: Shibui Knits ‘Linen’, (246 yds/225 meters; 100% linen; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein). 3 skeins in 2031 Poppy.

Fall Wrap: Shibui Knits ‘Linen’, (246 yds/225 meters; 100% linen; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein). 3 skeins in 2017 Velvet.
Shibui Knits ‘Stacatto’, (191 yds/175 meters; 70% merino, 30% silk; 1.76 oz/50 grams per skein). 3 skeins in 2017 Velvet.
Three Mother of Pearl natural triangle buttons (1 ¼”) from Closure Fine Fastenings (ClosureFineFastenings@gmail.com).

Needle:
Summer Scarf: US #5/3.75 mm, 16”/40 cm circulars or size to obtain gauge
Fall Wrap: US #8/5 mm, 16”/40 cm circulars or size to obtain gauge

Hard (paper) copies of this pattern may be available from your local yarn shop. Please contact them for more details.