Janine Scarf pattern now available

The pattern for my new Janine Scarf is now available.The Janine Scarf is a mid-season cotton scarf in the Vandyke lace stitch.  There is a cute, double line of bobbles at each end.

So that the “v”s are pointing down at both ends, the scarf is worked in two pieces which are joined using a three-needle bind/cast off.

The yarn used is Sirdar Calico, and the colour I’ve used is 727 (green).  It’s a cotton acrylic blend in DK 8ply.  The perfect yarn for a mid-season scarf.

Janine Scarf
Janine Scarf

Janine Scarf

Knitting Pattern

Yarn Suggested: Sirdar Calico or any other 8 ply / DK yarn. 50gm balls, 157 meters (172 yards)
Gauge:20 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches in Vandyke Stitch
Needle Size: 4.5mm
Meterage: 340 m (372 yards)
Sizes Available: 140cm x 16cm (55 in x 6 in)
This pattern is available to buy from Ravelry for $US 5.40

A new project

I’ve been working on a new scarf design.  It’s the Janine Scarf.  It has a double row of bobbles at each end and is knitted in the Vandyke lace stitch.  It’s worked in two peices so that the v’s are both pointing in the same direction when the scarf is worn.  The two pieces are joined by using the three needle cast off. The yarn I’ve used for this is Sirdar Calico.  It’s a DK yarn which is 60% cotton and 40% acrylic.  It seems like a good yarn for a mid-season scarf.  Since these photos were take, I’ve completed the scarf and it’s now blocking.  There was the slight hurdle of first doing the three needle bind off with the wrong sides together instead of right sides together.  Now I’ve had practice tinking a three needle bind off.  It did take a bit of care and concentration.   I found the double bobble edging in Nicky Epstein’s Knitting on the Edge.  I think it’s a really cute addition for a lacy scarf like this.  There’s just a little pattern typing to do and I’ll be there.  When I did my tension square, it seemed like the edges weren’t going curl.  Now that the whole thing’s done I’m not so sure.  If only tension squares behaved like a mini version of the finished product.

Bobble Lace Scarf
Bobble Lace Scarf
In Progress

I’ve also had a pattern appear in the March issue of Yarn Magazine.  That’s issue 29 of the magazine.  The pattern, which I proposed as the Cancerian Vest has appeared in the magazine as the Blue and Green Must Never Be Seen Vest.  It’s a Fair Isle Vest in, who would have guessed, blue and green. I like their name choice!  I’d like to also publish it as the Cancerian Vest when the rights return to me.  It’s worked in Patons Classic Bluebell in the Avocado and Denim.  Added to my Gemini Vest, I’m on my way to an astrological set of vests!

Blue and Green ....
Blue and Green ….

It’s the first time I’ve calculated a neck band for a v-neck pullover.  It worked really well!

My model has requested a scarf for this winter.  I’m looking at using a textured stitch pattern with the new yarn by Cleckheaton, Country Aran.  She likes the look of the Copper colour, so I’ll grab some ASAP to for the tension square and get going.  Can’t have empty needles!