Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Snow Angel

In honor of the glorious, picture-perfect snowy day we are having here in DC, I decided it was time to finally publish my first pattern!

A big thanks yet again to my tester Celeste for her help editing this pattern. I'm hoping to have this available as a Ravelry download in the next couple of days.

Please enjoy!
“Snow Angel” Scarf

With a fresh blanket of snow, the world looks clean and soft, and we get to indulge in our warmest, snuggliest clothes. I wanted to capture all of these elements of winter into one simple but luxurious scarf. The stitch pattern is warm without being dense, and the light frilling on the edges remind me of a dusting of snowflakes.

Materials:
I Love This Yarn! (distributed by Hobby Lobby) 100% acrylic, 355 yds/198
grams:
1 skein, White. (or 350 yds other soft, bulkier-weight worsted; see yarn notes below)

L hook

M hook

yarn needle

Gauge:
not really important for this patter
n
Finished size: about 6” x 74”

Special stitch:
Seed stitch (sc, ch1, sk next st, sc in following, repeat)

With L hook, chain 206 LOOSELY.*
Switch to M hook.
Row 1:
Sc into second ch from hook, sc in next 2 sts, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st*, repeat from * to * until 2 sts r
emain, sc into each of last sts (100 ch-1 spaces). Turn.
Row 2:
Ch 1, sc in first two sts, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1 sp*, repeat from * to * until 3 sts remain, ch 1, sk next st, sc into each of last 2 sts (101 ch-1 spaces). Turn.

Row 3:
Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1 sp*, repeat from * to * until 2 sts remain, sc into each of last sts. Turn.

Rows 4-18:
Repeat rows 2 and 3.
Switch to L hook.
Edging: Top and bottom edges (long sides): Sc in each st. (205 sc) Ch 1 at corner, turn piece. Side edges: Sc again into corner st. (Sc, ch 1, sc) in each st along side edge (18 ch-1 sp). Ch 1 at corner, turn piece. At fourth corner, fasten off.
*Note:
This pattern
can be made longer or shorter, depending on your preference; ch any multiple of 2 and follow pattern as directed.
**Yarn note: The I Love This Yarn is actually quite a nice acrylic; very soft and definitely on the bulkier side of worsted, although it doesn't feel "heavy." Feel free to substitute your own favorite yarn that is lofty and squishy without being weighty; the texture of the pattern definitely benefits from the wider gauge of the yarn.



1 comment:

Sara said...

This is lovely ~ congrats on publishing your first pattern on Ravelry :o)