Lantana by Laura Patterson


June 2017
Light Fingering ?
24 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in Stitch pattern, blocked
US 5 - 3.75 mm
0.85 mm
425 - 575 yards (389 - 526 m)
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Unlike this scarf, which thrives in cold weather (just like me), the Lantana flower it’s named for prefers to grow well away from the frost. This is no doubt one reason it flourishes in southern California’s sun, and can be seen growing everywhere from neighborhoods to shopping centers—though the flower colors you’ll see down there will primarily be the yellow-to-orange blossoms, I’ve always preferred the blue and purple flowers.

Scarf is knit on the bias from a cast on of just a few stitches at one end straight through to the other. It works up beautifully in an ombré yarn that changes color as knitting progresses, or in the solid or semi-solid color of your choice. Tips are included for using up as much yarn as possible. Oh, yes, and there are beads. Lots and lots of lovely little beaded flowers to go with the Estonian clusters.

Sizes: (width x length from point to point)
inches: 8.75 x 68.5 8.75 x 76.75, 8.75 x 85, 8.75 x 93.5;
cm: 22 x 174 22 x 195, 22 x 216, 22 x 237.5.

Yarn: fingering weight; 425 475, 525, 575 yards.

Beads: 475 550, 625, 700 size 6/0 rainbow seed beads in a color that comes close to matching the middle gradient color, or accents single colored yarn.

Skills: k2tog, ssk, k2tog-s1-psso, yo, double yo, placing beads, cluster.

Notions: yarn needle.

Stitch patterns: Charted only.

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