This is one of my all time favorite projects knit out of the beautiful Fino by Manos Del Uruguay a member of the World Fair Trade Organization. L & B just received a brand new shipment of Fino today! This yarn is an ultra soft 70% extrafine merino, 30% silk; with a hefty 490 yards per hank. The Circle Scarf by Jocelyn J. Tunney is a soothing knit created in stockinette stitch. The piece is knit flat and seamed together at the end with a simple seam with just 2 hanks of yarn. The effortless stitch pattern shows off the beauty of the kettle dyed yarn giving the finished project so much color depth.
Fino is hand dyed in large kettles to create a marbleized, subtly striated effect that forms a rich palette of glorious colors. Manos Del Uruguay is a non profit organization which assembles women in cooperatives scattered throughout the countryside of Uruguay. The aim of the organization is to bring economic and social opportunities to rural women.
The Fino Circle Scarf is a free pattern just click here to take a look!
The Pleat and Eyelet Scarf by Lisa Craig puts a jaunty spin on this long-line summer scarf. The pleated panels are worked simply from a pattern of garter stitch rib with alternating knit and purl stitch columns. A row of bobbles adds texture and embellishes the pattern. The scarf is knit in Taiyo a worsted weight cotton blend and is worked in two pieces then joined at the center using the Kitchener stitch. The banded stockinette and garter stitch pattern is punctuated with eyelet rows in between.
The Pleat and Eyelet Scarf is another beautiful piece L & B has on display from the Noro Trunk show! The pattern can be found in Noro Magazine Issue 10. This show includes 16 models knit or crocheted in Taiyo Sock, Taiyo, and Marai so come by the shop to check out them all out.
The Stripe Magic Scarf by Universal Yarn is a super quick project! You only need one ball of Uptown Bulky and one ball of Uptown Bulky Amplify. The Amplify has huge yardage (197 yards) so if you have two balls of Uptown Bulky you can make two whole 6′ long scarfs.
The yarn is 100% acrylic so these scarfs are great for washing. The Amplify is a self striping patterned yarn and the regular Uptown Bulky is a solid. You switch between the Amplify and Uptown Bulky every two rows giving the scarf a multi-colored stripe effect. If you have never tried Uptown Bulky before you won’t believe what a soft hand it has, I promise you will love it!! Click here to take a look at the pattern.