Eyelets float between rows of dc in this lacy fringed scarf that works up quickly in DK weight yarn. For best stitch appearance, choose a smooth, non-elastic yarn such as cotton or linen.
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Finished size (excluding fringe) 56” long x 6 ½” wide
Gauge: 6 Y-sts and 9 rows = approx. 4” [10 cm] in patt st after wet blocking
Yarn: Knit Picks CotLin (40% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen; 123 yards [112 meters]/50 grams): U337 Conch (3 balls)
Hooks: US size G/6 (4.0 mm), US size F/5 (3.75 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle
Y-stitch (Y-st): Dc in indicated st or sp, ch 2, yo, insert hook downwards through center horizontal bar and left leg at front of dc (see illustration), pull up a lp, yo, draw through all lps on hook.
Cluster (cl): Yo, insert hook in indicated st, pull up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook, insert hook same st, pull up a lp, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) twice.
Scarf is worked lengthwise in rows.
Border is worked in spiral rounds.
For best Y-st appearance, draw up a tall initial loop when making the dc portion.
With larger hook, ch 243.
Set-up Row (WS): Working into back ridges of ch, Y-st in 4th ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, Y-st in next ch; rep from * until 2 ch rem, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch. (80 Y-sts at end of this row)
Row 1 (RS): Ch 3, turn, (hdc, ch 2) in each Y-st ch-sp across, ending with (ch 1, hdc) in turning ch.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, 2 dc in ch-1 sp (ch 2 + first dc count as cl here and throughout), 3 dc in each ch-2 sp across, ending with (dc, cl) in turning ch.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, sk cl and next dc, Y-st in sp between sts, *sk 3 dc, Y-st in sp between sts; rep from * until 2 dc rem, sk next dc, dc in cl.
Rows 4-11: Rep Rows 1-3 twice more, then rep Rows 1-2 once, ending with RS facing. Do not fasten off.
Rnd 1 (RS): Rotate work sideways. Working across short end, *ch 1, (2 sc in cl row end, 2 sc in each of next 2 ch-sp) 4 times** (24 sc), rotate work sideways. Working up other long edge, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-sp, working in opposite side of foundation ch, 3 dc in space between each Y-st across, ending with (dc, cl), rotate work sideways; rep from * to ** across other short end, 2 sc in cl row end (26 sc), rotate work sideways.
Rnd 2: With smaller hook, working down long edge, ch 3, sk cl and next dc, sc in sp between cl sts, *ch 3, sk 3 dc, sc in sp between cl sts; rep from * across until 2 sts rem, ch 3, rotate work sideways. Working across short end, sc in first sc, ch 4, sk 1 sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, (ch 4, sk 2 sc, sc in each of next 4 sc) 3 times, ch 4, rotate work sideways, sc in cl. Work other long edge and other short end as before, ending with sl st in starting ch-3 sp.
Weave in ends. Block scarf.
Cut (80) 10” pieces of yarn. Keeping the cut ends aligned, fold 8 pieces of yarn in half to form a loop. Inserting hook from RS to WS through any ch-4 sp on short end of scarf, carefully pull loop through. Draw the loose ends of yarn through the loop and pull to tighten loop. Rep in each ch-4 sp on both short ends of scarf. Trim fringe if needed to even the cut ends.