Machair

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Machair

Description

Wildflowers of the Scottish highlands furnish the inspiration for this pretty, lightweight scarf or stole in multiple sizes (small scarf/large scarf/stole). Worked from center back to hem using a provisional cast on to begin, the simple floral stitch patterns replicate an awakening springtime landscape, ending with a deeply scalloped hemline. The stitchwork is repetitive and easily memorized, making this a wonderful project for new lace knitters. Choose a relaxed, longwool yarn that will block well to shape the dramatic patterning.

Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.

Sample shown is the large scarf knit in Bare Naked Wools Shetlandia, color Moorit

Matching Motif: Highland Spring

Suggested Yarns:
Bare Naked Wools Shetlandia (shown), Ghillie Sock, Jacob Fingering, Stone Soup Fingering, or Cashmere, Elemental Affects Natural Shetland Fingering, Harrisville Designs Shetland, Blacker Yarns Shetland 4-ply, Jamieson & Smith Shetland Heritage Naturals, Christel Seyfarth Shetland Lambswool, or any longwool fingering yarn that knits to pattern gauge

Finished Size: 10(14, 18) inches wide and 68(72, 76) inches in length

Yarn requirements: 450(600, 900) yards

Gauge: 23 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch (washed and laid flat to dry)

Needles: size 6US (4.0 mm) needle (or size to obtain correct gauge)