Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Free Pattern: Vague-Douce Skinny Scarf



Vague-Douce means "soft wave"--the mitered stitches of this skinny scarf created a wave pattern. The cashmere yarn creates softness.

The space-dyed yarn creates the color pattern in the scarf, so this is a great pattern for multi-colored yarn.

From fiberarts images


Pattern requires only 100 yards (or more, of course) of an aran weight/heavy worsted weight yarn. Alternate yarn choices that would work great here are Noro Silk Garden, Malabrigo Worsted in the great space-dyed colors, and Paton's Soy Wool Stripes.

Fast-working 2-row pattern repeat worked across only 12 stitches. Easily modifiable to widen--just cast on more stitches in an even number.

Vague-Douce Skinny Scarf

Yarn Shown: Jade Sapphire Mongolian Cashmere 8-ply, Color Tahitian Garden #72, 1 Skein, 55 grams/100 yards.

Yarn Suggestions:
$$$ Noro Silk Garden
$$ Malabrigo Worsted
$ Patons SWS

Needles: US Size 10 / 6.00 mm

Pattern

CO 12 stitches (or any even number of stitches). Place marker at center of row.

Row 1: K1, ssk, k until 1 st before marker, kfb, slip marker, kfb, k until 3 sts rem in row, k2tog, k1.
Row 2: K all stitches.

Repeat rows 1-2 until 20 inches of yarn remain. Bind off. Weave in ends. Wrap around your neck and feel fabulous.

Note: Row 1 creates a mitered bend at the center of the work. The tails of the scarf will thus be shaped differently from one another--one will come to a point and one will bend like a "V".

From fiberarts images

1 comment:

fflynghts said...

What a gorgeous scarf! What yarn did you use? :)