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Fairies and Flowers Scarf
HeartStrings knitting pattern #H78
Dainty fairy motifs at one end of this scarf transform into flowers at the other end. Bead embellishment defines the fairy heads and flower buds. Taking advantage of the natural bias of the lace stitch patterns, a scalloped edging frames the entire piece.
Shown in Kami Bison by Fibre-Isle Fine Yarns, 60% Bamboo/30% Merino/10% Bison
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Finished size: 8" by 64" after blocking; this project is easily adjusted for other sizes in increments of approximately 2" in width or in length
Yarn: 375 yards lace weight yarn at approx 250 yards per ounce
Gauge: 23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches over blocked lace stitch pattern
Suggested needles: US 4 / 3.5 mm
Glass seed beads: 30 g size 6/0 (4 mm diameter)
small crochet hook or similar for placing beads
tapestry needle for finishing ends
blocking board and rust proof blocking wires/pins
Stitch instructions: charted and written
Skill level: intermediate
Special techniques used and described:
placing a bead with a crochet hook
5-stitch cable with center upright stitch
chain stitch selvedge
k2togtbl bind off
end-to-end, one piece, no sewing or grafting
Detail of the fairy motif. A cable twist and eyelets define the body and wings, while a bead (placed with the crochet hook method) represents the head.
What's your fairy name? Fun with Fairies blog post.
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See more patterns for Beaded Scarves in the Jackie E-S Design Collections.