The lace portion of the scarf is knit back and forth starting with a provisional cast on of only five stitches, and growing to that portion’s full width by increases worked into the lace. At the far end, decreases are worked until only five stitches remain, which are not bound off, but held to be worked later. The center portion of the scarf is worked in garter stitch, in short rows, eventually incorporating the five live stitches on each end. It’s blocked into an attractive and easily wearable crescent shape that drapes well around the shoulders.
**Yarn: **Sport weight; 250, 300 [350, 400, 425] yards. Needles: 4mm. Crochet hook: 4 mm or larger for provisional cast on.
**Gauge: **23 sts x 32 rows to 10 cm.
**Notions: **2 stitch markers (optional), short length smooth waste yarn in contrasting color for provisional cast on.
**Skills: **k2tog, ssk, YO, double YO, k3tog, s2-k1-p2sso, s1-k2tog-psso, short rows, picking up sts along an edge, 3-into-9 increase.