Lacy rows of extravagant picot stitches make for a lavish gift scarf! With luxurious yarn, this design is part hypnotic pleasure and part personal challenge of which you’ll always be proud.
Its custom foundation picot stitch gives the scarf a more balanced drape and makes it feel even more elegant to wear. (One of my pet peeves is feeling the tight foundation chain row where one shouldn’t.)
The picot tips in the pattern help crocheters who say that they don’t like the look of their picots. No matter how many picots one has under their belt, the next one may look clumsy or unsatisfying for a number of reasons that are easy to fix.
4.5″/12cm X 60″/153cm. It’s easy to customize the scarf width.
My goal in designing this scarf was to make lavish, extravagant use of one skein of lace weight pure undyed cashmere yarn. I normally avoid using a lot of picot stitches when I crochet for fun, yet the yarn looked and felt like it wanted to be crocheted into picots. It became a personal challenge: what if I packed in the maximum amount of picots I could muster? The result is an exquisite gift (and a deep sense of satisfaction).
After using this pattern you will know (if you didn’t already):
- How to begin with a picot foundation
- How to create pretty picots
- The delights of crocheting fine cashmere yarn
- Crochet Hook: US E-4 (3.5mm) or size required for gauge
- Yarn: 350yds/324m of a “#0 Lace Weight” yarn
Yarn used for pictured project: Plymouth Earth™ Ecco Cashmere (1.75oz/50g, 354yds/324m per skein, 100% cashmere). Color: 100 (natural undyed). There are many other wonderful laceweight yarns available nowadays in all price ranges in yarn shops, but I don’t know of a comparable yarn in a craft chain store, unless you try a cotton crochet thread.