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Ruffled scarves are wonderful for pretty-ing up any outfit. This one is perfect for doing just that, AND it can be worn in many chic ways to change up your look throughout the spring and summer months!
The alpaca silk yarn, knit on larger needles in a pretty lace stitch pattern, gives this scarf a very supple texture and drape. The scarf is knit in long rows in lace, then just the right amount of decreasing is done to gather the fabric and create the ideal amount of ruffling.
The stitch patterns on the gathered and ungathered parts were also chosen because they look good on both sides!
Wrap this scarf around your neck by looping it, wrapping it like a traditional scarf, tying it like a fancy woven scarf, or just letting it hang around your neck. Whichever way you choose, the ruffle will drape and fall to flatter.
Since this scarf is knit lengthwise, you will be casting on lots (over 450) of sts and working long rows of lace! That's why this pattern is rated as "Intermediate". It's a little challenging to get through the long rows, but the end result will be worth it!
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Finished Knit Measurements: Approximately 65 ¼" [165.5 cm] long (measured along BO edge) by 8 ¼" [21 cm].
Yarn Used: Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (50% Alpaca/50% Silk); 1.75 oz./50 g [146 yds/133 m] per ball): 4 hanks in Riviera #149.
Pattern Gauge: Approx 22 sts = 5" [12.5 cm] and 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in Lace St on smaller-size needle; Approx 13 sts = 4" [10 cm] and 19 ½ rows = 2" [5 cm] in Moss-like St on smaller-size needle.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A sport weight yarn with a gauge of 5-6 stitches = 1" on US size 3 to 5 needles.
Total Yardage Required: 584 yds [532 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 9 [5.5 mm]: 1 - 40" [100 cm] long (or longer) circular needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE (a long circular needle is needed to hold the 450+ stitches); Size 11 [8 mm]: 1 needle (circular or straight) needed to ensure loose enough BO.
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