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V-Start Neck Kerchief Scarf
HeartStrings knitting pattern #H182
A flattering neckline and easy-to-knit lace patterns combine to create this appealing neck kerchief scarf using just 150 yards of lace weight yarn.
Shown in Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace wool/silk in color Amish
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If not wearing it as a neck kerchief, it also looks stunning as a bolero-type mini-shawl or collar.
Size: 33" span width; 9" center spine length
Yarn: 150 yards lace weight
Suggested needles: US 4 (3.5 mm)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches over blocked lace
2 stitch markers for designating end of each panel section
tapestry needle for finishing ends
blocking board and rust proof blocking wires/pins
Construction: worked flat in rows, starting at V neckline and increasing to lower edge in one piece; no sewing or grafting
Stitches used: knit, purl, slip, k2tog, ssk, yarn over, sl1-k2tog-psso (optional)
Stitch instructions: charted and written
Special technique: knit-thru double decrease (ktdd)
Skill level: intermediate or adventurous advanced beginner lace knitter
Note: The heart scarf decoration shown in the main picture is actually a belt/sash buckle. Just pull the narrow ends of scarf through each side of the buckle and arrange as desired. You can probably look in places that sell novelty/art deco accessories or sewing stores that have an interesting variety of findings. Or use those search terms on the web, and it might bring up something interesting on one of the auction sites or whatever. Have fun!
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Note: Instructions for the V-Start in larger shawl sizes is available. See V-Start Triangle Lace Shawl.
Also see Lace Scarves/Stoles and Other Shawls for more scarf ideas in the Jackie E-S Design Collections.