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Briar Rose Fibers, just the name elicits moans and drooling in the knitting world. Chris Roosien’s yarns are legendary with their undulating organic colorways.

Now Chris has decided to branch out into fibers -- Blue-Faced Leicester to be exact. I was lucky enough to score some of her first batch, and wanted to make something that would keep the wonderful sheen of the BFL, and had weight.

I decided on a hooded scarf,  knit with a chunky single. I added a lace pattern for drape and to lighten the weight. I set my singles under tension to keep the sheen and smoothness of the yarn.

The finished hood has sinuous drape. It hugs your head and neck, and the picot finish  would appeal to the romantic sensibilities of Marianne Dashwood.

SIZE
One
 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Scarf part: 7" x 58"
Hood: 12" x 17"

 
MATERIALS
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10 WPI, 300 yards.
Spun semi-woolen single. Set under tension instead of whacking.
Colorway: greens and purples.
All Briar Rose Fibers are dyed in one of a kind batches. Buy enough for your project.

Commercial yarn alternative:

Cascade 128 Chunky

Recommended needle size:
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[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below -- every knitter's gauge is unique]

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GAUGE
12 sts/18 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
10 WPI

 
PATTERN NOTES
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here]


Picot bind-off: See the lovely Theresa’s tutorial here.

DIRECTIONS
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SCARF
Cast on 22 stitches.

PM after first and before last stitches. These 2 sts are selvage stitches and will be worked as follows throughout the scarf:

Row 1 (RS): Slip the first stitch knitwise, work to the last stitch, k 1.

Row 2: Slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, p 1.

Work the scarf using the Lace Ribbing chart for 58”. Bind off loosely.

HOOD

Gusset
With right side facing, pick up 22 stitches in the center of one long edge of the scarf.

Keeping the two edge stitches selvage stitches as above, work hood gusset in Lace Ribbing for 6".

Decrease 1 stitch each side every other row 6x.

Bind off 10 remaining stitches.

Hood
With right side facing, pick up 68 sts around the edge of the hood gusset.

Work in Lace Ribbing for 7 inches.

BO in picot: CO 2 stitches, BO 4 stitches, repeat across row.


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FINISHING

Wet block to open lace holes.
Artfully drape about your head and shoulders.

 
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
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Jillian Moreno is the editor of Knittyspin, co-author of the Big Girl Knits series, and designer for Classic Elite’s Curvy Knits series. Her knitting design work has appeared in over a dozen books.

She lives in Michigan, dreaming of learning to tapestry weave, because she really needs another fibery hobby.
   
 

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