Now available! The Good Neighbors Scarf, designed by: Shannon Squire
This pattern was originally released in August as part of Twisted’s Single Skein Club.
This light and airy scarf reminds us of picket fences and neatly pruned boxwood hedges on, let’s just say, a bucolic country lane in a Jane Austen novel. Beads on each edge give it the pleasant sparkle of conversation with neighbors met on a balmy summer evening’s stroll.
Or, if we snap back to reality, it calls to mind our own more… dynamic… city backyards. In summer that’s where we play and eat and cook and garden and nap and generally do everything we can. Being packed in somewhat more tightly together than the refined landed gentry of Victorian England, we find ourselves thinking that the only thing lovelier than a nice, solid fence is this handsome scarf!
“Good fences make good neighbors.” – Robert Frost, Mending Wall, 1914
“Love your neighbor; yet don’t pull down your hedge.” – Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack
Yarn: 150 yards DK-weight yarn. Sample shown in Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy (41% Cotton, 34% Hemp, 25% Modal; 154 yards per 50 gram ball), #24 Lilac.
Gauge: 5.25 sts/inch in stockinette, though exact gauge is not crucial.
Needles: US #6/4mm or size to get gauge, US 13/14 (0.6 – 0.9 mm) crochet hook.
Notions: Tapestry needle, 68 size 6/0 seed beads (buy extra to be safe!).
Skill level: Advanced beginner.
Size/Finished measurements: One size fits most. 55″ long from tip to tip, 4.5″ wide at center.