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Frederick & Anne Scarf Knitting Pattern Download

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"The inspiration for the Frederick & Anne Scarf was born when I spun a gorgeous braid of handpainted Finn fiber into two-ply yarn and needed to find the perfect project. On noticing that the colorway was named Persuasion, I decided that it needed a project that would match the delicate strength Anne Elliot displays in the novel. Persuasion is my favorite of all of Jane Austen's novels and I am in agony every time I read it about whether or not Anne and Frederick will find their way back to one another.

"I came up with a delicate leaf to represent Anne's faithful belief and love for Frederick, ever resilient, as well as her renewed bloom upon reacquaintance with him. For Frederick, I chose an undulating wave pattern to represent his love of the sea and ever-present life force, much like his love for and dedication to Anne. To unite these two motifs, I chose a simple garter-stitch band with eyelets and a delicate Regency-esque edging.

"The overall structure of this knitted piece is based on the Estonian lace scarves in Nancy Bush's book Knitted Lace of Estonia (Interweave, 2008), and I credit her chapters on structure for my knowledge of structuring a rectangular lace garment." - Kristi Johanson.

Finished Size: About 7" wide by 60" long.
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock Yarn (100% superwash Merino; 440 yd [402 m]/ 100 g): #805 alcaucil, 1 skein.
Yarn Weight: #2 - Fine
Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); stitch holder or waste yarn; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 25 sts and 28 rows = 4" in patt, after blocking.
Originally Published:Jane Austen Knits, 2011