Citrus Tonic scarf

Citrus Tonic

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Nice, fresh, home-made lemonade, does that remind you of summer? For me, it certainly does. With lemon as a starting point, I enjoy mixing other citrus fruits for more flavors and more variations. There’s something intrinsically refreshing about citrus fruits. They combine in endless ways. And it’s incredibly fun to create your own blend of lemonade.

The Citrus Tonic scarf combines several lace patterns that flow into each other. The scarf starts seamlessly from the center and quickly transitions into lace, letting the patterns speak. The long scarf drapes beautifully around the neck. Wear it loosely and nonchalantly as a stylish accessory or closer to the neck for warmth, to enjoy those long summer evenings.

This stylish, lacy scarf is the perfect summer project! It knits fast with the yarn held double, starting from the center with a provisional cast-on that you really need in your knitter’s arsenal! 😉

The silk yarn will keep you cool and protect you from the summer breeze if necessary. The scarf has a generous length; you can wrap it twice around your neck comfortably or wear it folded in two.

You can also work the scarf as a stole. In that case, I’d suggest working a length of around 180 cm / 71 inches.

Bart & Francis Powdersoft Silk (Lace; 100% Silk; 700 meters / 766 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 96 grams in color Lime (yellow-green).
Second sample shown in alternative color Orange.

4.5 mm (US size 7) 100 cm / 40 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

23 stitches and 21.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked with yarn held double.
16 stitches and 22 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, blocked with yarn held double.
16 stitches and 19 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern C – Lemon, blocked with yarn held double.
16 stitches and 19.5 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern D – Mandarin, blocked with yarn held double.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Removable stitch markers (optional): 2 in color A (edge marker), 2 in color B (repeat marker). Waste yarn (or spare circular needle cable). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Width (w): 21 cm / 8.25 inches, length (l): 249 cm / 98 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, increases, single and double decreases. Relatively easy to memorize stitch patterns. Easy patterning on all rows. Working with yarn held double. Provisional CO. Elastic BO.
Video tutorials are provided for the stitches and techniques used.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked flat. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern, and to knit a stole instead of a scarf.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
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