And she could hear the highway breathing

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Pattern: Openwork Rib Scarf by Jennifer Jones
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Calm Wool (40% wool, 30% camel, 30% alpaca), colorway Rust
Needles: U.S. 8 Signature straights

In my ongoing quest for the perfect scarf, I have been gravitating toward combinations of lace and texture.

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One-row lace patterns tend to give you exactly that. They include eyelets formed by yarnovers, ladder-stepping up the fabric, separated by raised, dense ribs formed by working stitches together. As you work the same set of stitches on the right side and the wrong side, the ribs and eyelets move back and forth for the slightest shimmer and sway.

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Add in the slight fuzziness of alpaca and the loft of camel, and you have a scarf that is both light and substantial, airy and warm.

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Space and matter. Absence and presence. The essence of scarf.

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One Comment on “And she could hear the highway breathing”


  1. Oh my. I REALLY like this scarf.


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