Dr. Camille Saroyan is intelligent, graceful, and uncompromisingly organized. The simple lace scarf would fit right at home in sleek and professional wardrobe.
Knit in one piece from start to finish, Saroyan is a perfect project for beginning lace knitters. This tapered scarf can be worn a variety of ways, and the construction helps to keep your neck nice and cozy. The lace edging used in this scarf is from a stitch dictionary titled Super Stitches Knitting. A garter stitch border rolls over nicely, so you only see the stocking stitch body and lovely lace edging. (This rolling can be prevented if desired.)
Much like Traveling Woman, this pattern is easily adjusted to your preference. Like the triangular shawl shape instead? Simply knit more repeats of the increase section, and then begin your decreases immediately. Prefer fingering weight yarn? Bust out your scale and weigh your yarn periodically.
Femme Fatale Fibers – Venus Worsted (185 yd/115 g), 2 skeins. Shown in Poison Sleep.
Available at feminist.etsy.com
One US 10 (6.0mm) circular needle, your choice of length (I’d recommend 24” or longer).
After blocking: 4 sts, 5 rows = 1 inch
I did not block very aggressively.
12 in at widest point, 69 in long (tip to tip)
Don’t be afraid to be bold with this pattern. It can be knit in almost any yarn weight in practically any size. The increase, decrease, and straight sections are designed so that they can be easily added or subtracted to the pattern.
The worsted weight sample shown has 6 increase repeats, 10 straight repeats, and 6 decrease repeats (22 leaves total). Each repeat will give you one leaf. I had less than 5 grams of yarn left when finished.
Scarf shape and construction:
I’ve made a color-coded diagram to explain the construction and shape. The numbers in (parenthesis) indicate the number of stitches for the pattern as written. The percentages indicate how much of your yarn you will need for each piece. These figures are approximate, not exact.
Saroyan is free to knit, so why not start now? Download the pattern for free here, or on Ravelry.
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If you like the leaf edging, but don’t like the construction, check out Alana’s (Never Not Knitting) Cedar Leaf Shawlette. Her construction is different and may be preferred by some knitters.