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The Needle NewsJune 2011

Summer is finally here.  Many of us have a bit of yarn lying around that we are feeling guilty about.  There is that beautiful skein of hand paint sock yarn that you bought but haven't found the perfect project for.  Think Lorna's Laces, Prism, madelinetosh...

On Ravelry I found a scarf pattern that I fell in love with. 

You can start a new project without feeling guilty because the yarn is already in your house!!


This is Scalene from Carina Spencer.  All pictures are from Carina and she has given me permission to use them in the newsletter. 
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scalene Scalene

Scalene is an asymmetrically shaped, triangular scarf that features both horizontal and vertical keyholes for several styles of wear. This gender neutral design looks great on women and men of any age.

This 5 page pattern is written in one size with directions given for three gauges to accommodate lace - worsted weight yarns. Directions are given for knitting this scarf with or without striping throughout. Knitting is simple enough for an adventurous beginner, but interesting enough for knitters at any skill level.

Buy the pattern on Ravelry...


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Large Gauge/No Stripes

Sizing & Finished Measurements
Width: about 50" (127 cm)
Height: about 15" (38 cm)

Numbers are provided for three gauges to accommodate lace - worsted weight yarns. Gauges for all sizes are for gently blocked garter stitch.

SM GAUGE (for lace weight yarns): 32 sts = 4". Suggested needle size US 1 (2.25 mm).

MD GAUGE (for sock weight yarns): 24 sts = 4". Suggested needle size US 4 (3.25 mm).

LG GAUGE (for dk & worsted weight yarns): 18 sts = 4". Suggested needle size US 7 (4.5 mm).


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Two Keyholes for Two Different Looks

I have already started going through baskets of yarn in my house.  I came home from TNNA with a skein of new Freia Laceweight.  That will be one scarf.  Then there are two skeins of Prism Saki. 

I walk around the store and there are even more that I want to knit with. 


Read more about the pattern on Ravelry...