Fireworks Emeralds and All That Jazz

Scarves seem to be everywhere you look. Sometimes you see them in the most unusual of places. There seems to be no end to the colors and textures that scarves come in. Yet, I get the feeling if I purchase one of these store scarves, I’m going to be seeing myself coming and going.

That’s why it’s such fun to knit scarves. No two need to be alike, if you don’t wish them to be. With all of the various yarns to use, scarves need never look like they are second-best to those you can buy off the shelf or hanger.

And think of all the fun you have knitting one! It’s especially nice when someone compliments you on the scarf you’re wearing and asks, “where did you get that?”, and you can say, “right off of my knitting needles!”

 Emerald scarf

 

 

 

For May’s Emerald Scarf, I used Cascade Ultra Pima yarn, in a rich jade green. Two skeins are more than enough for length.  In addition, the seguins came from a yarn called Great Adirondack Dangle. One skein of Dangle is all you need. I found this Dangle yarn hanging next to the cash register in my LYS;  that’s “local yarn shop”. Of course, I’m miles away from Jill’s pretty place now that I’ve moved, but there are places here in NJ that I will be checking out very soon.

A size 10 needle and you’re off!

CO 34 stitches or multiple of 10 stitches + 4

Row 1 (ws)and all other wrong-side rows:  Purl.

Row 2:  *K5, yo, ssk, k3; rep from *, end k1.

Row 4:  *K3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk k2; rep from *, end k1.

Row 6:  *K2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1; rep from *, end k1.

Row 8:  * K1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk; rep from *, end k1.

Row 10:  K2tog, yo k7, * yo, sk2p, yo, k7; rep from *, end yo, ssk.

I knit three repeats of this Lace Chevron pattern, then change to the Dangle yarn and knit as follows:

Row 1:  Knit 2, * yo, k2tog; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 2:  Knit.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 once, then change back to the Cascade yarn.

 

Emerald Scarf

 

 

Repeat pattern for desired length. Bind off all stitches and weave in ends.

 

 

Emerald Scarf

 The sparkle in the Dangle yarn isn’t very evident in these picturs; you just have to see it for yourself!

Make it short, make it long, skinny or wide, one color or twelve, make this scarf your own!  As always, take your knitting to heart!

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