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This was a very succssful MKAL! Be sure to finish those scarves and post your Project pages on Ravelry to be eligible for the Rav October MKAL Prizes. ALSO, if you are going to Vogue Knitting Chicago 2014 Oct. 24, 25, checkout this giveaway!
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This scarf is a fairly quick knit, with lovely textured results. It combines lace with some simple shaping techniques to give it beautiful body and structure. This pattern includes a one-ball option, perfect for gift knitting, and a two-ball option, if you prefer your scarves with a little more length.
The one-ball scarf has two "ruched" sections at each end, while the two-ball version has three. Both can be easily extended slightly in length by doing more repeats of the Diamond Lace in the middle section (notes on this included in pattern), although you will need extra yarn.
A 70% kid mohair/30% silk blend yarn gives you the required strong halo that complements the lace and a finished scarf that is sumptuous to the touch. Choose a vibrant or soft color that will make you (or the gift recipient) happy. This is a fun, feminine, and sophisticated design that will be a delight to wear! A slightly variegated mohair and silk blend yarn would work as well, though I would recommend more subtle color variations to allow the two different lace stitches to come through.
Finished Knit Measurements: 7" [18 cm] wide (at middle) x 55" [139.5 cm] long for one-ball version and 62" [157.5 cm] long for two-ball version.
Skill Level: This pattern is labeled "Intermediate" because it uses 2 Lace stitch patts AND it uses a Kid Mohair/Silk blend yarn that cannot be easily ripped back if any errors. Non-mohair yarns are NOT recommended for this project, so please be comfortable using a mohair-blend for best results.
Yarn Used: Elann.com Silken Kydd (70% Super Kid Mohair/30% Silk); .88 oz/25 g [232 yds/212.5 m] per ball): 1 (2) balls.
Pattern Gauge: 13 sts and 22 rows = 4" [10 cm] in St st, stretched and blocked.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A lace weight (2-ply) 70% kid mohair/30% silk blend yarn with a strong halo and a gauge of 18-24 sts = 4" [10cm] on size 2-6 [2.75-4 mm] needles.
Total Yardage Required: 232 yds [212.5 m] for one-ball version; 325 yds [297 m] for two-ball version. PLEASE REMEMBER: This yardage estimate based on the Pattern Gauge above.
Other yarn suggestions (please substitute based on yardage, NOT number of balls or weight):
Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/209 m per ball), Garnstudio DROPS Kid-silk (218 yds/199 m per ball), Debbie Bliss Angel (219 yds/200 m per ball), Knit Picks Aloft (246 yds/225 m per ball), Madil Yarns Kid Seta (230 yds/210 m per ball), Capra Mango Moon, Lana Grossa Silkhair. The strong halo from the 70% mohair content is very important for the intended results.
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 9 [5.5 mm] needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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