Issue 518 • Snowflake
This week's pattern is from the archives (originally published in 2011) and combines knit and crochet. The flowered centered granny squares are crocheted first then stitches are picked up along the sides of the granny squares and worked in garter stitch to join. The modular construction makes for easy modifications – work any length you want or, by making your granny squares a round or two larger and picking up the corresponding number of stitches for the garter stitch portion, you can make the scarf wider too. Fresco is warm and soft and the perfect yarn for a cozy scarf.
60% wool, 30% baby alpaca, 10% angora
- 6½ sts/inch on US 5 (3.75 mm) needles
- 164 yards/50 gram hank
- hand wash cool, dry flat
- 33 colors
Fresco is a smooth and even 3-ply sport weight yarn. The plies are twisted together tightly enough to make a firm, springy yarn, but not so tightly that the yarn loses its lofty, soft hand. The fiber blend – wool (for warmth and strength), alpaca (for loft and sheen), and a bit of angora (to provide a soft halo) – makes a yarn that's warm, soft, and slightly fuzzy.
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