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I hope it’s OK to reproduce this photo here, but I want to show you this amazing scarf that I found on Ravelry…

It’s designed by Sharon Emery and the pattern can be found on Ravelry’s database. It’s free to download as a pdf.

Isn’t it just gorgeous! It uses 4 strands of fingering weight yarn at the beginning – you knit the spider section – then as you work the scarf, you change to 3 strands, then 2, then 1, introducing lots of intentional dropped stitches, until the last section is very airy and cobwebby. Ingenious.

There are some errors in the pattern, I hear. There is an October is for Spinners Knitalong group on Ravelry where the knitters have discussed a few corrections to the pattern. I’m not sure whether the pattern has been updated yet. However I still want to make this scarf.

As I don’t use wool, one option I’m considering is this –  elann pure bamboo.  It’s $3.13 Canadian a ball – I think I’d need ten. I can’t decide on the colour (but I see that a couple of the shades are almost sold out).

By the way, if you’re a knitter and you’re not yet a member of Ravelry and you want to follow those links….get over there and join. Ravelry.com. Simple.

2 responses »

  1. That is an amazing, lovely, unique scarf! I’m zipping over to Ravelry right now ……..

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