The stitch design in this scarf is reminiscent of ripples of light through the trees in winter along the Scottish countryside. As Catherine Earnshaw says, “My love for Linton is like the foliage in the woods: time will change it, I’m well aware, as winter changes the trees.”
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: 20” / [51 cm] x 58” / [147 cm]
Gauge: Each hexagon motif = 2.8” / [7 cm]
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Cotton Merino (50% Cotton, 50% Merino; 120 yards [110 meters]/50 grams): 18 Mid grey (C1), 2 balls; 19 Dark grey (C2), 2 balls; 20 Light grey (C3), 2 balls; 21 Heather (C4), 2 balls; 22 Lavender (C5), 2 balls; 22 Dark green (C6), 2 balls
Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle
Color placement is random. Use photo and layout for guidelines.
Each motif has two rounds. Motifs are joined together while working Rnd 2 in a ch-2 space.
If preferred, you could sew motifs together.
Motif (make 116 in total)
Ch 5, sl st into first ch to join.
Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), (tr, ch1) 11 times into center ring, join with sl st to 4th ch of beg ch 5.
Rnd 2: Join in any ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 4 more times, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.
You have completed first motif (top left of diagram). Following layout diagram attach next motif as follows:
Rnd 2: Join in any ch-1 sp, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, remove hook from working yarn, insert hook in ch-2 sp of motif to be joined to, grab yarn and pull through, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp; rep from * once more, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next ch-1 sp) 3 more times, join with sl st to top of beg ch 3.
Join each motif in the same way to complete first row of layout diagram.
Continue joining with row 2 and so on with next rows.
When joining a 3rd motif, where 2 motifs are already joined, always join 3rd motif to motif on the right.
Using C1, join in any dc before a ch-2 sp, ch 3, sl st into next st, *ch 3, sk next st, sl st into next st; rep from * around, making sure where motifs are joined to ch 3 and sl st into next st after join. Fasten off.
Weave in ends and block if needed.