Gentle Waters Scarf
Scrumptious Living … Things My Daughter Gave Me
Gentle Waters Knitted Scarf
Please note, my daughter made this scarf for me some time ago and I don’t have the label from the yarns she used. The color she used is a dusty shale blue … I offer that as a description of the color rather than an actual labeled color name.
- 2 balls any DK weight cashmerino yarn
- scraps of off-white and fern green DK weight yarns for decorations
- Size U.S. 6 knitting needles
- Size U.S. I crochet hook
- Large tapestry needle
- love and affection
Cast on 28 stitches.
Rows 1 and 2: *K2, P2. Repeat from * across.
Rows 3 and 4: *P2, K2. Repeat from * across.
Repeat Rows 1 through 4 until scarf measures sixty inches or desired length. Cut yarn and end off. Weave ends of yarn at both ends (and where the two skeins meet somewhere in the middle) into the stitches of the scarf to hide them.
Chain 4 and join to make a ring.
Chain 2 then, working inside ring do the following:
*1 single crochet in ring, 1 dbl crochet in ring, 6 triple crochet in ring, 1 dbl crochet in ring. One petal made.
Repeat from * four times.
Cut yarn and end off. Hide ends of yarn in petal.
With scrap of green yarn and crochet hook, chain a length that measures approximately fifteen inches long. Cut the yarn and end off. Weave the end of the yarn into the chain to hide it.
On the eighth row up from the bottom of the scarf, count in from the right hand side six pattern stitches (a pattern stitch is any of the two knits or purls on a given row, by my definition here).
Beginning there, weave the green chain into the pattern stitches as shown in the close-up photo of the back of the scarf. When you get to the end of the row, go up to the next row and continue weaving. When you get to the other side, come back down to the eighth row and continue weaving back toward the other end of the green.
Arrange the two ends of the green chain so that they are pointing toward the bottom of the scarf and lying flat so as not to get in the way when you secure the petal in position.
Position the petal about three inches up from the bottom right corner of the scarf about one and a half inches in from the side, which should be over the area where the two ends of green chain meet.
With green yarn scrap, using large tapestry needle, make four french knots in the middle of the petal, sewing through the scarf to secure the center of the petal to the scarf. Hide the ends of the green scrap you are sewing with under the petal, as close to the center as possible.
Using scrap of blue yarn and working from the back of the scarf, secure the petals the backs of the petals to the scarf about in the middle of each petal. Hide ends of blue yarn you are sewing with by weaving into knitted stitches and trimming close to the center of the petal.
You are done. Now, either wear this scarf yourself or give is to someone you love.
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