The first new pattern of 2012 is the Appleby Scarf.
Appleby is a lace-edged scarf with tapered edges and a stockinette body. This is a pattern which has a very interesting effect for self-striping yarns. Knit from tip to tip, the stripes start thick and get thinner and thinner towards the middle of the scarf, and then start to thicken again on the other end. Large swathes of stockinette give striping the center stage, while a garter lace edging knitted at the same time gives added interest, texture, and a scalloped edge. The pattern would also be lovely and sophisticated in a more solid shade. The scarf is knit at a relatively large gauge for a light, lacy feel and a quick knit, using only one 100g skein of sock yarn.
Size: 70” (175cm) long and 10” (25cm) wide
Yarn: Less than 100g or 438 yds of fingering-weight yarn (Shown: Shirekat Yarns Silver Showgirl; color Caribbean Stripes)
Needles: US 6 / 4mm Straight needles
Special Techniques: Basic lace, increases & decreases