Green Trees Crochet Knit- Prismatic Summer Scarf
Prismatic Summer Scarf by Lynn Venghaus
Difficulty Level: Easy Level for the Adventurist Beginner (basic lace, garter stitch, grafting option). This is a rather easy lace project for new or nervous knitters but also fun for the experienced. You can knit from one end to the other or cast on from two separate skeins and work from the ends toward the middle, fastening the two pieces together with Kitchener stitch.
Size: Approx 9 by 72 inches.
Yarn: DK weight yarn, approximately 435 yards or 166 grams. For the scarf pictured here, I used Adriafil Matita in the colorway 045, Rainbow.
Needle: Size 7 US (4.5mm) 10” straights or 24” circulars
Gauge: Getting gauge on this project isn’t as important as when something needs to fit exactly but I wouldn’t want you to run out of yarn. Think of knitting a gauge swatch like a long distance runner doing stretches before starting a race. You want to give yourself every advantage for a successful experience. Using size 7 circular needles, cast on 28 stitches and knit 6 rows. Slide the stitches onto the cable portion of the needles. Lay the piece on a flat surface and without stretching the stitches or bunching them together on the cable, measure the center 24 stitches. If these 24 stitches measure approximately 5- 1/4” you’re good to go. If you have less than 5-1/4”, try the next larger size needle; if you have more
than 5-1/4” use a smaller needle.
Notions: Tapestry Needle
The Prismatic Scarf is long and luxurious. A combination of lace and stripes run from end to end. This much open work paired with the softest of fibers gives a wonderful flexibility for looping around your neck. With this much length, you can fold it in half, draw the folded part around your neck and slide the two ends through the loop. Wear it as a head covering and scarf combo. Search Google for Pashmina images for more ideas how to wear such a scarf. Experiment! This design is completely reversible. Every lacy row is worked the same. The pattern includes two methods of construction; the first method is worked end to end. The second method creates two halves that are grafted together with Kitchener Stitch.