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The Felicity Scarf features 3 main sections that will keep you engaged as you work on your piece.
The Felicity Scarf is inspired by my friend, Felicity. I met her in her late 60's and enjoyed beautiful times with her talking, knitting and just enjoying meals together until she passed away a few years ago. I own now some of her yarn that she did not have time to work with and some of her knitting needles as well. In fact, I worked on this scarf using her knitting needles and I could not help it but remembering cherished moments and counsel she would give me about my cuties from her own experience as a mother of two boys.
Felicity was an elegant and sophisticated German girl and when choosing what pattern to design after her, I knew it had to reflect some aspects of the kind of person that she was. It had to reflect Felicity's elegance and also a little bit of her traditional style.
I am so pleased as to how this design looks on the Low Tide yarn from Lion Brand. Love the the feel of it and I hope you will enjoy working on this timeless piece. The Low Tide yarn comes in 12 different colors inspired by the seaside and this acrylic and polyester blend is perfect to transition from the cooler Summer nights to the colder Fall ones. You can wear your Felicity Scarf over a light jacket or your favorite cardigan.
- 3 skeins of Low Tide Yarn– level 3 DK lightweight yarn (306 yds) –81% Acrylic, 19% Polyester. I worked with the color "Reef". To see all the colors available click here.
- Knitting needles (Size 9US/ 5.5 mm)
- Stitch markers
Gauge: 23 sts = about 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) in Lace pattern.
Final Measurements: About 7 1/2 x 81 in. (19 x 205.5 cm)
- The Felicity Scarf is worked back and forth in rows of multiple pattern stitches.
- The first st of ribbing rows is slipped, and the first and last 3 sts of pattern rows are worked in I-cord Edging pattern, to have a clean look.
- With yarn in front (wyif) refers to the side of the work facing you as you work the row; with yarn in back (wyib) refers to the side of the work that is away from you as you work the row. To move yarn from front to back or back to front, bring yarn between needles. Take care not to wrap yarn over a needle, this could create an additional st.
- You may find it helpful to place a marker between the repeats across the first row of the Lace Section.
skp (slip, knit, pass over): Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 1, pass slip stitch over knit stitch – 1 st decreased.
yo (yarn over): An increase that also creates a small decorative hole (eyelet) in the fabric, worked as follows:
- Bring yarn to front, between the needles.
- Take yarn to back, over the right needle. This creates the new st. You are now ready to proceed with the next st as instructed.
K1, p1 Rib (worked over an even number of sts)
Row 1: Sl 1 wyib, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * to end of row.
Row 2: Sl 1 wyib, k the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.
I-Cord Edging (worked over 3 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K1, sl 1 wyif, k1.
Row 2: Sl 1 wyif, k1, sl 1 wyif.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for I-Cord Edging.
You can watch my tutorial for the I-cord edge here.
Lace Pattern (worked over multiple of 10 sts)
Row 1 (RS): *Yo, skp, k8; rep from * across.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: *K1, yo, skp, k5, k2tog, yo; rep from * across.
Row 5: *K2, yo, skp, k3, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * across.
Row 7: *K5, yo, skp, k3; rep from * across.
Row 9: *K3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skp, k2; rep from * across.
Row 11: *K2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skp, k1; rep from * across.
Row 12: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-12 for Lace pattern.
Slip Stitch Ridge Pattern (worked over multiple of 10 sts)
Row 1 (RS): (K9, sl 1 wyib) twice (sl 1 wyib, k9) twice.
Row 2: (K9, p1) twice, (p1, k9) twice.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Slip St Ridge pattern.
Mesh Pattern (worked over an even number of sts)
Row 1 (RS): *Yo, k2tog; rep from * across.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K2, *yo, k2tog; rep from * across.
Row 4: Purl.
Rep Rows 1-4 for Mesh pattern.
Cast on 46 sts.
Work in K1, p1 Rib until piece measures about 2 in. (5 cm) from beg.
Row 1 (Set-Up Row – RS): Work Row 1 of I-cord Edging pattern over first 3 sts, place marker (pm), work Row 1 of Lace pattern to last 3 sts, pm, work Row 1 of I-cord Edging pattern over last 3 sts.
Slip markers as you come to them.
Keeping first and last 3 sts in I-cord Edging pattern, work in Lace pattern as established between markers until Lace Section measures about 19 in. (48.5 cm), end with a Row 12 of Lace pattern as the last row you work.
Garter Stitch Section
Keeping first and last 3 sts in I-cord Edging pattern, work in Garter st (k every st on every row) between markers for 6 rows.
Slip St Ridge Section
Keeping first and last 3 sts in I-cord Edging pattern, work in Slip St Ridge pattern between markers for about 38 in. (96.5 cm), end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Garter Stitch Section
Keeping first and last 3 sts in I-cord Edging pattern, work in Garter st between markers for 6 rows.
Keeping first and last 3 sts in I-cord Edging pattern, work in Mesh pattern between markers for about 19 in. (48.5 cm), end with a Row 4 of Mesh pattern as the last row you work.
Work in K1, p1 Rib for about 2 in. (10 cm).
Weave in ends.
Soak Scarf in cold water with a small amount of wool wash for about 15 minutes. With a towel, squeeze out the excess moisture.
Lay piece flat to dry.
beg = begin(ning)(s)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
p = purl
rep = repeat
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
You have just finished your Felicity Scarf. I love how engaged I felt while working on it. I also made it in a fluffy yarn that was Felicity's and even though it is such a soft piece and it looks amazing, I love the fact that the Low Tide yarn has an incredible stitch definition. That first sample I will give to her son as a gift, so he can gift it to someone else that would appreciate it. This just seems right since Felicity was always so generous.
I hope you enjoy working on this design as you transition from section to section with the main stitches. I am so happy to see this pattern in the Lion Brand website here and there you can see all the color options for The Felicity Scarf.
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The Felicity Scarf is an original design by Yessy Barreto from Yessy's Designs. You are welcome to share this Blog post with a fellow knitter but please, do not post it on your own website or sell it.
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