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Eva's Alchemy Synchronicity Scarf


Fall is in full swing up here at school, and I desperately needed a new scarf to keep out the chill. Of course, it needed to be more than just warm! 

I already had the perfect yarn:  two luscious skeins of Alchemy Synchronicity in Soft Turquoise.  I chose Synchronicity because it is incredibly warm and soft, with a little bit of silky glow to it. 



Basketweave Stitch Scarf Pattern

For the pattern, I was inspired by Jen's basketweave scarf made out of Tilli Tomas silk that was featured on the Purl Bee earlier this fall. I love the simple detail of stitches overlapping each other.  I used US size 9 Addi Turbo needles and cast on 30 stitches and used a 5 stitch repeat (instead of 20 stitches with a 4 stitch repeat as Jen did).

Cast On: 30 stitches.

Rows 1 - 8:  K5, P5, K5, P5, K5, P5. 

Rows 9 - 16:  P5, K5, P5, K5, P5, K5.

Repeat rows 1 - 16 until scarf reaches desired length.  Mine was about 54 inches long before I blocked it.



Blocking the Scarf

As you can tell from the photo above, basketweave stitch curls on the edges a little bit when it is first knit.  To counteract the curl, I lightly blocked my scarf and let it dry for a few hours before wearing it.  For photos and directions on blocking, Isabelle and I put together a Blocking Tutorial. It only takes a few minutes, but my scarf looked really polished after blocking.  The stitches looked more even, and those blips in the knitting vanished (what mistakes ?!).  


I'm so excited to wear my scarf for the first time today!  --Eva