This post highlights a delicate, new scarf pattern that I recently designed and then knit while traveling here and there and everywhere. Click here and head to my Craftsy site to purchase this weeping cherry scarf pattern! And don’t forget to read some background details regarding the pattern below!
My husband and I recently enjoyed a wonderful vacation in Japan. He was there on a business trip and my beloved in-laws were nice enough to watch the kids so that I could join him in Japan for a week of learning, adventure, romance and (of course) knitting! The flights to and from Japan were loooong, and I cannot sit idle without a knitting project or a craft project in my hands. On the flight to Japan I designed a scarf pattern that was inspired by beautiful images of blooming sakura or cherry blossoms. I was inspired by the grace and softness of the sakura blossoms that bloom in April in Japan. I attempted to preserve my fond memories of the Japanese sakura in this new pattern.
More specifically, the ends of this unique scarf are characterized by a pattern of intertwining branches. The branches connect an elegant arrangement of downward flowing leaves and flower buds. This beautiful panel is followed by an open work section with a delicate but strong vertical element that grounds the flowing scarf end like the trunk of the cherry tree.
Before the trip, I also discovered Manos del Uruguay yarn at my local knitting shop. It is distributed by a non-profit organization that represents over 400 artisans in Uruguay. The yarn I chose is hand dyed in a kettle giving it a pleasant marbleized look. I was also taken by the softness of the alpaca cotton blend, which is great for all seasons. This yarn proved to be the perfect choice for this delicate and pleasantly soft scarf pattern.
The full weeping cherry scarf pattern is a paid pattern but I include some of the basics of the pattern below just for your information. If you would like to view the full paid pattern then please click here and head to my Craftsy site.
US4 circular knitting needles in 24” length (or size to meet gauge),
Manos Serena 3 ply blend by Manos del Uruguay,
60% Baby Alpaca, 40% Pima Cotton,
50g 170yd per skein – 2 skeins required,
Color: Sea Urchin (2680)
Gauge: 5sts/inch (in stem stitch)
Dimensions: 12.25”W x 55”L