Misti Alpaca Worsted + Barbara Walker “ Arch and Leaf”
By Special Request: “a texture patterned, soft, cream-colored scarf”
Misti Alpaca Worsted
colorway SFN 10, 2X 100g hanks
dimensions: 52” x 8.25
“Arch and Leaf” stitch from Barbara Walker Fourth Treasury
Not the best scarf stitch pattern, it curls (wrong side out) pretty insistently even after a good blocking.
If I did it over, I would knit it two arches wide (instead of three) and use a wider flat border such as K1P1, or seed stitch.
ERRATA for “Arch and Leaf” from Barbara Walker Fourth Treasury:
row 5: stitch 36 (counting from left edge of chart)
should be [RS: P1/WS: K1]
row 5: stitches 19 and 33 (counting from the left edge of chart)
row 7: stitches 18 and 36 (counting from the left edge of chart)
should be [RS: K1-b/WS: P1-b]
(These are the stitches above the YO and will create holes if not closed with a twisted stitch, see swatch below)
She wanted a textured pattern, so I handed her a pile of Barbara Walker Treasuries to choose from.
Never having been one to shy away from a swatch, I swatched up her favorites to choose from.
Details from top to bottom
Soft Cable (right), Barbara Walker Third Treasury
Ribbed Spindle, Barbara Walker Third Treasury
Exploded Ribbing, Barbara Walker Fourth Treasury
Arch and Leaf, Barbara Walker Fourth Treasury
(my favorite) Cable-Framed Leaf, Barbara Walker Second Treasury
DD loves the scarf , mostly the softness.