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Say Hello to the Breezy Summer Scarf!
I know that scarves are a thing of the winter, but they don’t have to be. Actually, a cute light scarf is perfect to throw on in summer. Be it for chilly nights by the beach or just a fun accessory to give your outfit a pop, summer scarf is a wardrobe must. And the best part? Since they are lacy by nature, they are so quick to make!
Breezy Summer Scarf reminds me of the beach
When I came across Caron X Pantone Bamboo in Sand Castle in my yarn stash, I knew I wanted to make something light and fun with it.
Even though I love making blankets, I only had two bundles of this yarn (about 360 yards), so I knew it would have to be an accessory. And, since I try to design patterns that are easy and relaxing to make, I decided to make a scarf and I’m so happy how it came out.
I have to tell you that I totally love this yarn. The color combination that Caron and Pantone put together is so lovely. With my love for the beach and blue waters, this yarn was a perfection! Each bundle is a set of five complimenting colors.
The color set that I had, Sand Castle, had all the lovely colors of the beach – blues of the water, grays of the overcast sky, beiges and browns of the sand and the white of the frothy sea foam. The yarn is silky, soft and light, perfect for a quick summer project like an easy-breezy scarf.
A stitch that is easy but looks fancy
I chose the stitch called Iris from one of my favorite stitch dictionaries, Crochet Stitch Dictionary: 200 Essential Stitches with Step-by-Step Photos. I love it because it looks intricate, but it uses basic stitches and it works up so fast. Before I knew it, I was done with the scarf! (it was definitely a nice change from my usual lengthy blanket designs!)
Use the yarn you have
Can’t find the same yarn I used? Not a problem. Since it’s a worsted weight yarn, you can use any summery weight 4 yarn to make your own.
I had so much fun making this design, I’m already keeping my eye on a different yarn to try it in. I might try Red Heart It’s a Wrap yarn, two strands held together. A TruBoo bamboo yarn from Lion Brand might be a good candidate too.
In the pattern, you make each section of the scarf for so many rows and then switch to next color, but if you have a yarn different than Caron x Pantone Bamboo, then it’s even easier, you just keep on going with the same color of the yarn throughout the whole scarf.