Music & Lyrics

Getting ready for fall has for me, for years, meant getting a new scarf ... something that would pull my wardrobe pieces together and really clinch my style.
This fall, this is that scarf! ... a rhythm of ripples accented by an arpeggio of picot notes.

Music & Lyrics is worked flat in 2 pieces and grafted in the center. The ripples are created by a wide bias rib. Picot edging is worked along one side and decreases along the other side. The shape of the finished scarf is long and straight with tapered ends that crescent slightly - adding to the curley-cue tips.

Finished Size: 8" wide at widest by 90" long.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply (light sport weight) in Eden (merino), Nirvana (merino cashmere), Angelic (merino angora) or Brigadoon (merino tweed); 246 yd / 225 m per 1-3/4 oz / 50 g skein: 3 skeins. Shown in Eden zinnia.

Substitute any light sport weight wool-blend yarn that works nicely to gauge; 500 yds.

Needles & Notions: Size 4 US / 3.5 mm, tapestry needle.

Gauge: 26 sts and 34 rows = 4" / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch.

Skills used: Picot cast on, picot edging, increases, decreases, grafting.

Difficulty level: While there are no especially difficult techniques used, the project can be tricky at first because there are a number of things going on at once: increases, decreases, ribs and picots to keep track of. Still, after not too many rows, it will take on a pleasant, soothing rhythm.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, supplementary chart covering the first 100 (out of 266) rows, glossary.

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