Designer: Laura Rintala
Published: August 6, 2007
Skill Level: Easy
IN COLORADO, SPRING CAN BE SEVENTY DEGREES ONE DAY AND SNOWING THE NEXT. Silk, while not looking as wintry as wool, is luscious next to the skin and warming when the weather changes suddenly. The Colinette Silk Tao in fresco reminds me of the first flowers that open on the foothills in the spring. Starting with a simple fan-lace pattern from Jan Eaton’s Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques (Running Press, 2006), I made an openwork scarf that looks like spring and still chases the lingering chill.
Finished Size: 2¾" wide and 59" long, including edging.
Yarn: Colinette Tao (100% silk; 128 yd [117 m]/13⁄4 oz [50 g]; ): #147 fresco (purple multi), 2 skeins. Yarn distributed by Unique Kolours.
Hook: D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle.
Gauge: 22 dc = 4". Gauge is not critical for this project.
Skill Level: Easy.