Introducing my latest pattern: the Aviator Scarf! This lacy scarf pattern can be worked in lace weight or fingering weight yarn, with two very different finished products. The lace-weight version produces an ethereal scrumptious scarf that floats around your neck. The fingering-weight version is sturdier and more forthright (and, it should be said, a much faster knit).
Pattern: Aviator Scarf
Designer: Rachel Henry (that’s me!)
Available: for $1.99 at Knit Picks
Yarn: Knit Picks Alpaca Cloud (for the lace version) or Knit Picks Gloss Sock (for the fingering version)
Inspiration: I wanted to make something lacy that looked impressive but was do-able for beginner lace knitters. Size, repeating pattern, and only a few lace stitches make this scarf deceptively simple. Early in the design process I found myself thinking of real-life aviators and steampunk air pirates while working on the pattern — this scarf is for the girl pilot in all of us :).
Design/Skills Needed: Scarf is worked in two halves, starting from the ends and grafted together in the middle. Wrong-side rows are purled to speed knitting, and narrow garter-stitch borders help the scarf lie flat. The pattern looks tricky, but is achieved with only k, p, k2tog, YO, ssk, and a right-leaning centered double decrease.
I would be delighted to answer any questions or help any knitters working on this project.