Floss Scarf by Eline Alcocer

Floss Scarf

December 2016
Lace ?
20 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in dc in FLO, using 2.5 mm hook
2.5 mm
3.0 mm
601 - 656 yards (550 - 600 m)
One size
both US and UK
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PAY WHAT YOU CAN This pattern uses a “Pay What You Can” pricing structure, which allows for both fair compensation for me, the designer, and financial accessibility for you, the customer.

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Floss feels light as feather yet gives incredible warmth - the perfect antidote to winter’s heavy layers.

This scarf was designed to use up small leftovers of beautiful alpaca silk and mohair yarn. It combines them into a captivating stitch pattern - a bit of lace, some mindless panels of dc, ombre-effect colour changes using linen stitch - to ensure Floss is as fun to make as it is lovely to wear.

2.5mm (C/2) and 3mm (D/3) crochet hooks, or as required to obtain gauge
wool needle
Yarn: Rowan Fine Lace (lace; 400m per 50g ball; 80% alpaca, 20% wool) -
1 skein each in Antique 921 (A1), Cameo 920 (B1), White 944 (C1), Retro 923 (D1), and Cobweb 922 (E1);
Rowan Kidsilk Haze (fingering; 210m per 25g ball; 70% mohair, 30% silk) -
1 skein each in Shadow 653 (A2), Vanilla 670 (B2), White 612 (C2), Hurricane 632 (D2) and Ghost 642 (E2)

Total yardage required
Approx. 550 metres / 600 yds

Yarn alternatives
To achieve the contrast in texture of this design, use a combination of smooth and fluffy yarn in lace to fingering weight (2-ply to 4-ply). For example, team a fine merino or alpaca with a mohair or a brushed alpaca, or a shiny yarn containing silk with a more rustic wool.
To focus on only the stitch pattern and ombre effect, use any yarn weight in a set of five complementing shades. Bear in mind that final size and yarn quantities will vary, and remember to use the appropriate hook size for your yarn.

Important: Always go up at least half a hook size for the linen stitch sections to ensure the edges of the scarf remain straight. Floss must be blocked well to open up the stitches and ensure a good drape.

10 x 10 cm/4” x 4” = 20 sts x 23 rows over DC (SC in US terms) in FLO, using smaller hook and measured after blocking

One size - ca. 181 x 26 cm / 72” x 10”
Gauge is not crucial for this pattern, but a different gauge will result in a narrower or wide scarf. Length is easily adjusted by working additional rows. To adjust the width, increase or decrease the number of starting stitches based on a multiple of 8+1.

Pattern available in both US and UK terms