Kathy Merrick launched thousands of crochet hooks with her fabulous Babette Blanket (Spring 2006). The Ramar Scarf uses the basic concept of the Babette, with these differences: it features a more open square; there are three sizes of squares rather than six; the squares are joined as you go rather than sewn together at the end; it has six colors rather than seventeen; and it is laceweight yarn rather than fingering for a lighter piece. Kathy notes that it’s amazing to her that you can still get so much movement and color with fewer variables. It’s called Ramar because the original Babette name came from an old cartoon about Ramar of the Jungle and his monkey helper Babette.
DESIGNER Kathy Merrick
FINISHED SIZE 13½ ” wide by 67½ ” long, blocked.
YARN Koigu Lace Merino (100% merino; 292 yd [267 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]; ): L223 (A) deep pink multi, L233 (B) blue multi, L355 (C) yellow grey multi, L1142 (D) pale pink, L223 (E) pale blue, L0000 (F) ecru; 1 skein each.
HOOK Size D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle.
GAUGE 8-rnd square = 6″; 4-rnd square = 3″; 2-rnd square: 1½ “, blocked.