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)
- I cast on 50 stitches and worked 5 or 6 rows in garter stitch, slipping the first stitch every time.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Don’t forget that I slipped the first stitch on every row throughout the whole scarf.
This is the result!
Let me know what you think!