A scarf to go with the hat and mittens

It’s always nice to have a whole set of woollen winter warmers and since I had a lot of that lovely beige wool with brown specks left over, I decided to make a scarf to go with the button hat and fingerless mittens (and by the way, I still have quite a bit of it left! Any ideas what I could make next to add to the set?)

I thought about how I could make the scarf since it was about to be something from scratch and I really didn’t want something plain. I had downloaded this e-book with quite a few, really beautiful knitting stitches. It is a free e-book – you just need to register if I’m not mistaken :). After looking through the pages, I decided I’d use the Staggered Fern Lace pattern.

Here’s how I made it: (Please note that I’d made a mistake when I’d first published this post – the correct number of stitches is 50 and not 54)

  1. I cast on 50 stitches and worked 5 or 6 rows in garter stitch, slipping the first stitch every time.
  2. I then started working the first 5 stitches as well as the last 5 in garter stitch to form the border whilst knitting the Staggered Fern Lace pattern twice in the middle.
  3. I kept this up until I had repeated the pattern 4 times, and then, instead of the pattern (and keeping the same border), I continued in stocking stitch.
  4. When I felt it would be long enough, I started the Staggered Fern Lace pattern again (4 times) and finished it off with the same amount of garter stitches as the beginning of the scarf.
  5. Don’t forget that I slipped the first stitch on every row throughout the whole scarf.

This is the result!

A very warm scarf. Perfect for the winter months!
A very warm scarf. Perfect for the winter months!

Let me know what you think!

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