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V-Start Neck Kerchief Scarf

HeartStrings knitting pattern #H182 Pin It

A flattering neckline and easy-to-knit lace patterns combine to create this appealing neck kerchief scarf using just 150 yards of lace weight yarn.

V-Start Neck Kerchief Scarf
Shown in Lorna's Laces Helen's Lace wool/silk in color Amish

Number of projects for this pattern that are posted on Ravelry

If not wearing it as a neck kerchief, it also looks stunning as a bolero-type mini-shawl or collar.

V-Start worn as a bolero scarf

back view of V-Start bolero scarf

Size: 33" span width; 9" center spine length
Yarn: 150 yards lace weight
Suggested needles: US 4 (3.5 mm)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches over blocked lace
Other notions:
2 stitch markers for designating end of each panel section
tapestry needle for finishing ends
blocking board and rust proof blocking wires/pins
Construction: worked flat in rows, starting at V neckline and increasing to lower edge in one piece; no sewing or grafting
Stitches used: knit, purl, slip, k2tog, ssk, yarn over, sl1-k2tog-psso (optional)
Stitch instructions: charted and written
Special technique: knit-thru double decrease (ktdd)
Skill level: intermediate or adventurous advanced beginner lace knitter

Note: The heart scarf decoration shown in the main picture is actually a belt/sash buckle. Just pull the narrow ends of scarf through each side of the buckle and arrange as desired. You can probably look in places that sell novelty/art deco accessories or sewing stores that have an interesting variety of findings. Or use those search terms on the web, and it might bring up something interesting on one of the auction sites or whatever. Have fun!

Sample cover page of HeartStrings V-Start Neck Kerchief Scarf pattern

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Note: Instructions for the V-Start in larger shawl sizes is available. See V-Start Triangle Lace Shawl.

Also see Lace Scarves/Stoles and Other Shawls for more scarf ideas in the Jackie E-S Design Collections.

Thank you for interest. I am here to serve you and help keep your knitting a pleasurable experience. If you have questions or need assistance with purchasing or knitting my HeartStrings patterns, let me know. Sincerely, Jackie E-S

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