Verduri by Carol Sunday


November 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch using US 4 needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
420 - 1540 yards (384 - 1408 m)
scarf (wide scarf, stole, shawl, wrap)
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Ethereal leafy lace makes a heavenly border for this simple garter stitch scarf. Knit it in any number of widths from narrow scarf to wide wrap. Wear it alone or with coordinating mitts.

Verduri is worked flat in two pieces, beginning with a picot cast on for the lace borders. The two pieces are grafted together in garter (a photo-tutorial walks you through the process).

Sizes: Scarf (wide scarf, stole, shawl, wrap) Finished measurements: 80” long by 7 (11-1⁄2, 16, 20-1⁄2, 25)“ wide. Size shown is wide scarf.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (light sport weight) in Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere) or Brigadoon (merino tweed): 2 (3, 4, 4, 5) skeins main color with Angelic (merino angora): 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) skein(s) contrasting border color.

Shown in Eden twig with Angelic wren border.

Substitute any sport weight yarn: 330 (550, 770, 990, 1210) yds main color, 90 (150, 210, 270, 330) yds contrasting border color.

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers (optional). blocking wires and T-pins (optional but recommended).

Techniques: Picot cast on (explained), grafting, lace (lace stitches worked on right side of fabric only).

Pattern includes: Written instructions, glossary, stitch pattern in both written and charted formats, link to photo-tutorial for grafting in garter stitch.

The picot cast-on section of this pattern has been revised to make it easier to understand, and my new photo-tutorial on picot cast on is now linked in the Resources section.

If you’re still struggling with the picot cast on, don’t sweat it. The picots are meant to be assymetrical and should be off center with the leaf stitch pattern. So if you’re off a stitch here or there, it doesn’t matter at all as long as you have the correct number of stitches at the end of the cast-on row.