Nevez Lace Scarf

pattern price: $2.99

This pattern is also available as part of the eBook Knit, Block, Love, together with 5 other patterns. The eBook can be purchased for $15 here.

My husband and I have a bit of a love affair with a part of France's west coast, the province of Brittany. I used to spend three weeks there nearly every summer growing up, it was the destination of our honeymoon, and now that we live in England we take the ferry over whenever we can. What attracts me in Brittany's coastline is that it is stunning in a more rugged, empty sort of way. The sea is steel grey, the beaches are small and hemmed in by tall dark cliffs and the weather is unpredictable, though not inhospitable, as it can be further north. There is something in those windswept skies that never fails to make me feel thoroughly happy, and, when I'm lacking some neckwear, cold.

This unpredictable weather, and the memory of some particularly beautiful sunsets inspired this scarf, which I've named for our latest vacation spot in Brittany. Knit with just one 100g. ball of DK weight yarn, it is the perfect accessory for a cool Breton evening, or any similarly cool evening anywhere in the world. The lattice stitch lace pattern and the sections of elongated stitches are designed to show off a hand-dyed yarn, although they would be equally pretty in a solid colored yarn. Wrap it around your neck once to accessorize, wrap it around twice to keep warm!

SIZE: One size.

Width: 6 inches, length (without the fringe): 47 inches. With the fringe: approximately 55 inches (after blocking).

YARN USED TO MAKE SCARF PICTURED: KnitPicks, Bare Merino Wool DK [100% merino wool; 246 yd/225 m per 100g skein]; color: hand dyed

MATERIALS needed: 1 x 100g. skein of DK weight yarn, 1 set US #6/4mm straight needles.

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