Introducing Camden

Back in August, I posted a teaser pic of this pretty little diamond patterned scarf and the pattern is (finally) finished.

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After spending a lot of time playing with various diamond patterns from stitch dictionaries (some were too big, some too small, others uneven so the pattern made large and small diamonds), I ended up charting out my own diamond pattern based on the stitch pattern that was closest to the look I was trying to get.

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The result of all that experimenting with diamond patterns is a pretty and not too difficult lace pattern that makes a gorgeous scarf from one skein (~475 yards) of fingering weight yarn – This pattern was partially inspired by the color of the yarn; it’s Neighborhood Fiber Co.’s Rustic Fingering in the Gwynn Oak colorway. Gwynn Oak is a super-saturated variegated orange that has some pink tones and some more yellow-ey tones, but is at its core a really great orange.

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The pattern is available on Ravelry: Camden Scarf

Pattern details:

Construction: The Camden Scarf is a lightweight scarf made up of connected diamonds, a perfect accessory for cooler end of summer or early fall evenings. The  pattern repeat is 16-rows long, making it easy to memorize and a great project for an adventurous beginner ready to tackle a lace pattern.

Skill level: Intermediate

Skills needed: knitting, purling, casting on, binding off, increasing by yarn over, decreasing by k2tog and ssk.

Finished Dimensions: 6 ½” wide x 60” long

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows per 4” in  diamond pattern

Materials:

  • US7 (4.5 mm) straight needles
  • 1 skein of Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering (sample knit in Gwynn Oak) or 475 yards of fingering weight wool
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
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