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FREEBIE Willow

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Willow

I love it when things come together fast and easily, and this scarf was one of them. The pattern looks complicated but it was an extremely simple cable stitch. I was playing around with a new yarn, buttery soft Cascade Spuntaneous. I wanted to see how it would knit up in different ways, so I pushed it to it’s limit and used 12mm/US17 needles for the body of the scarf. It looks awesome and blocked larger than it knit up, which was beneficial because it was looking a bit on the short & stout side when it came off the needles.

The Closure

The cool thingy on the scarf in the first picture is the JUL Designs Mod Loop Leather Closure in Truffle. All of the JUL designs products are kind of like ingenious jewellery for your knits. They  screw in, so they are no-sew and you can remove them and use them as often and with as many garments as you like (you can see a video demonstrating how they work HERE). Of course, you do not need to wear this scarf with a closure, I just thought it looked neat and tried it.

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Size

After blocking the scarf measured approximately 11″ wide and 62″ long.

Notes

  • used 12mm/US17 needles for the body of the scarf
  • added 5 rows of K2P2 rib on each end with 10mm/US15 needles
  • wet blocked the scarf by washing it in Soak Wash, removing the excess water by rolling it in a towel, and then laying flat to dry
  • if you want a narrower scarf or want to use less yarn there’s definitely room to omit one pattern repeat (6 stitches)
  • if you want to join the ends and make a cowl you can cast on using a provisional cast on and then either graft the ends together using kitchener stitch or use a 3 needle bind off to join the ends.

Materials

 

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NEW JUL Designs Closures

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People often ask me if opening new shipments is exciting, and usually the answer is no (sorry, maybe I should make unboxing videos), but this box was different, this box was like CHRISTMAS. I’ve been in love with the products from JUL Designs for ages, and finally being able to carry them in the store is extremely exciting.

JUL Designs primarily makes closures for knits, especially hand knits. They are beautifully crafted, extremely high quality products. They’re so beautiful, elegant, and cool that I think of them as jewellery. They’re wonderful for dressing up a piece that needs a little edge, and practical – all the closures are fully functional. There’s absolutely no sewing involved, they’re easy and simple to attach and remove.

 

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Photos: JUL Designs

JUL has also designed some really cook patterns, which you can find HERE.

Shop Online Button Turquoise 250w

 

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Photos: JUL Designs

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Photos: JUL Designs