Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Butterfly Scarf


I made this scarf for my cousin Annika's birthday. I'm simply trying it on to show off the pattern. ^.^ It's a little smaller than your average adult-sized scarf. It measures about 58" long including fringe and 5-1/4" wide.

Hook - J
Yarn - 1 skein worsted (I used Vanna's Choice in "Rose Mist")

Scarf
ch 18
Row 1 - sc into 2nd ch from hook. sc 16. (17 st)
Row 2-6 - ch 2 (does not count as 1st dc here and throughout) dc 17 across.
Rows 7-9 - ch 2, dc 4, ch 10. sk 9 st, dc 4.
Row 10 - ch 2, dc 4, ch 5, sc into 5th skipped dc over all 3 chains. ch 5, dc 4.
Row 11 - ch 2, dc 4, dc 4 into ch 5 space. dc 1 into sc. dc 4 into ch 5 space. dc 4.
Rows 12-84 - ch 2, dc 17 across.
Rows 85-87 - ch 2, dc 4, ch 10. sk 9 st, dc 4.
Row 88 - ch 2, dc 4, ch 5, dc into 5th skipped dc over all 3 chains. ch 5, dc 4.
Row 89 - ch 2, dc 4, dc 4 into ch 5 space. dc 1 into sc. dc 4 into ch 5 space. dc 4.
Row 90-93 - ch 2, dc 17 across.
Row 94 - ch 1, sc 17 across.
Finish with 9 knots of fringe on each end.

Fringe
Measure 30" of yarn. Fold yarn in half, then in half again. Thread folded yarn through one sc on end of scarf. Tie a very tight knot in the folded yarn. Snip the loops of yarn. There should be 8 strands of yarn per knot. Repeat evenly across each end of the scarf.



Note - it tends to twist and buckle a little around the butterfly motif since the scarf is so thin. To help reduce twisting, try making the scarf wider and do the sc in rows 10 & 88 very loosely.