Imaarat

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Imaarat is a simple geometrical lace scarf with side-to-side construction.  The lace is worked on odd number rows only, and all even number rows are knitted.

The scarf is knit in one piece – the first half  (from the cast on edge to the center) is worked using K2TOGs  and yarn-overs (Imaarat Stitch Pattern A) and leans naturally towards the left. The second half (from the center to the bind-off edge) is worked using SSKs and yarn overs (Imaarat Stitch Pattern B), and leans towards the right. This natural slant towards the left and then the right creates the shallow V shape seen in the pictures.

Both the front and back of the scarf look good, but I prefer the side on which you’re knitting all stitches (which would otherwise be the back of your work).

Yarn – One skein of Cascade…

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