Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Rose By Another Name

I found a lovely pattern for a scarf, named Juliet, by Louisa Harding.  It is a lovely little scarf, and it is a knitting pattern.

I am not a big fan of knitting lace.  I'm not good at it.  I do, however like crocheted lace, so I decided to try my own version... a rose of any other name CAN smell as sweet.

This is not a pattern so much as a description of what I did.  I hope that viewers will take my comments and create their own individualized project. 
I also hope you have some fun creating your own version...


  • Fingering weight yarn:  1 skein should be enough for the main color.  A few yards of a coordinating color for the rose will also be needed..
  • D hook (3.25 mm)
  • Approximately 60" X 7"
Make the flower first.  There are tons of 3-dimensional flowers in the Ravelry database.  I improvised mine.

After your flower is finished, chain about 8 stitches across the back (wrong side) of the finished flower.  This will be the base for starting the actual scarf, and also will make the keyhole to hold the scarf when finished.

I worked 20 dc into the chain loop.  I then continued in a mesh pattern until I ran out of yarn.

The mesh pattern I used is a sort of variation of a V-stitch pattern, and I think it made a nice, delicate-looking scarf.  The diagram below is as close as I can get to the stitch pattern I used in this project.  It's a sort of marriage between a V-stitch and a Star Stitch.

I found the project edges were not as even and "finished" as I wanted, so I allowed enough yarn at the end to do an sc edging around 3 edges of the scarf.

Here is the finished item and I think it looks really nice when worn.with the square end pulled through the keyhole.

Thanks for viewing!