Pattern of the Week: The Firenze Scarf
It’s easy to fall into the habit of knitting immediate-gratification types of projects; I knitted 10 of the same DK-weight hat pattern at the end of 2018 because I could crank one out in two days. However, some knitting projects that require a longer time commitment can bring a different kind of gratification. Spending a few months (or more) consistently working on a larger project has a stronger effect when you’ve finished. The Firenze Scarf from Wool Studio Vol. 5 is a gorgeous, elegant piece of fabric that requires a bit of time, but when finished, is absolutely gratifying.
This scarf is over 6 feet long, and one foot wide. The textured fabric is created by a simple basketweave stitch that is easy to work and memorize. The simple textured pattern and silk-blended yarn play with light for a captivating visual effect. A simultaneously worked I-cord edge gives this elegant scarf a sharp, tailored look. The silk yarn used in this pattern gives the scarf amazing drape and a luxurious feel.
I’m ready to cast on this project and watch a lot of movies while I work my way through it.
FINISHED SIZE 12¼” wide and 73¾” long.
YARN Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (70% extrafine merino wool, 30% silk; 150 yd [137 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #3225 carmine, 5 skeins (see Notes). Yarn distributed by Fairmount Fibers.
YARN WEIGHT 3
NEEDLES Size 8 (5 mm) (affiliate link). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
NOTIONS Tapestry needle (affiliate link).
GAUGE 22 sts and 27 rows = 4″ in charted patt.
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- The sample scarf used almost all of 5 skeins of yarn. Consider purchasing an extra skein as insurance.
- This scarf is worked from end to end.
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