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I put a rush on starting and finishing this scarf so I could post the pattern:

Handspun Scarf in 2-ply Finn

And the flip side for the colors:

Handspun Scarf in 2-ply Finn

Handspun Scarf
Finished: 12/13/06
Pattern: my own, link below
Yarn: 195 yards handspun 2-ply Finn in Strawberry Fields
Needles: #8
Notes: This was a quick knit, from just 195 yards of handspun. The original scarf was my 2006 Knitting Olympics project:


and I really wanted to test knit it in handspun again to make sure it passed the, uh, non-cashmere test. Oh yeah, and the non-solid color test. I think it works.

Download Pattern


12/16/06: In the written directions, Row 2 should read: "Row 2 and even rows". Thanks, Windyridge! The current PDF has been corrected.

Sand River

The pattern is ready! Bear with me, it's my first time doing this sort of thing.

Sand River

Sand River was inspired by the sand-like colors in the (LL Lion and Lamb) Aslan colorway. The stitch pattern is reminiscent of sand dunes or a winding river. This pattern is perfect for beginning lace knitters; the pattern is easy to memorize and quick to knit.

Finished size:
Scarf: 7 1/4" wide x 62" long
Shawl: 19" wide x 60" long

The scarf version takes just 2 skeins of Lorna's Laces Lion and Lamb (or substitute your favorite silk/merino yarn); the shawl version uses 4 x 80g skeins of Seacoast Handpainted Yarns Andee. If substituting, choose a yarn that has some drape.

Pattern price:

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Edited to add:
Thanks again to Kate for test-knitting. I saw her scarf today and what you can't tell from her photos is how soft and drapey it is! It's knit in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted; it's been through the washer, partway in the dryer and then laid out to dry. The pattern still shows up nicely, so it's a nice "wash and go" alternative to merino/silk!

Sand River - closeup