Daybreak Scarf

Have you ever seen the Morning Star? The early hour is the perfect time to enjoy its tranquility and the natural gradient it creates in the sky. Inspired by this star, this shawl aims to recapture its ethereal beauty so you can take it with you wherever you go. Perfect for beginners, the natural gradient of the yarn works with the easy lace design to create a stunning result.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 20” width x 65” length

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Silkindian Cotton 4ply (100% Cotton; 350 yards [320 meters]/100 grams): Dyed in shades (Pantone names) Air Blue, Marina, and Twilight Blue (2 balls)

Rowan Siena 4ply (100% Cotton; 153 yards [140 meters]/50 grams): 00668 Beacon (1 ball) for Fringe

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) 24” straight or circular

Notions: Tapestry needle to weave in ends, crochet hook to attach fringe

Special Stitches

Lace Pattern

Row 1: *K4, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, k2tog, k1; rep from * to end.

Row 2 and all even rows: Purl.

Row 3: *K3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k6; rep from * to end

Row 5: *K2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, k2tog, k5; rep from * to end

Row 7: *K1, k2tog, k2, yo, k5, yo, k2, k2tog, k4; rep from * to end

Row 9: *K6, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, k3; rep from * to end

Row 11: *K5, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, k2tog, k2; rep from * to end

Row 12: Purl.

Rep Rows 1-12 for patt.

Pattern

Using Twisted German cast-on or any mildly stretchy cast-on of choice, CO 84 sts.

Row 1: *K1, yo, k2tog; rep from *to end.

Rep Row 1 for 1.5”

Set-up Row: (K1, yo, k2tog) twice for border, work Row 1 of Lace Pattern 4 times, (k1, yo, k2tog) twice for other side of border.

Keeping 2 repeats of border sts on either end, work the Lace Pattern for 62”.

BO using any stretchy bind-off method of choice.

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Fringe

Cut 14” strands and folding in half. Multiple such strands are held together for each fringe (I used 3 strands). The crochet hook is inserted from the wrong side to pull a loop of the folded yarn. The ends are evened out and are drawn through the loop and pulled tight. This gives a neat look to the fringe join.

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