Classic Elite's new Firefly yarn is beautifuland has a lot of yardage per 50 gram ball. I had the idea of creating a scarf by working the entirety of 1 ball for the first half, then work a second half with the entirety of the second ball, then graft them together at the centereliminating much excess leftover yarn. The pattern is written to stop after 12 repeats because that's what worked best for the model scarf. If you feel you still have quite a bit of yarn left and could get another repeat from your ball of yarn, I encourage you to do so. Be sure to do the same thing on the other side.
I searched for a fun-to-knit lacy pattern with a simple bobblesomething that would show off the elegant texture of Firefly. I swatched a few patterns that didn't grab me and yell "YES" until I eventually found one and fell in lovestitch pattern #290 from my 1000 Knitting Patterns Book. I knit through one 12-row repeat, then began the second set of 12 rowsbut something didn't feel right. So, I took the liberty, and creative license, to add 2 more rows to the stitch pattern making it something a little more to my liking.
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25% linen, 75% viscose
A blend of linen and viscose combine to form a truly unique and lovely yarn that we call Firefly. This yarn is just as full of light and whimsy as its name. The soft and sleek viscose is toned down and given a more earthy appearance with the addition of linen.
Firefly is perfect for accessories and summer garments, and although the gauge on the ballband is 6 sts per inch, knit at a larger gauge this yarn produces a lovely airy fabric. This newly introduced yarn is available in 10 amazing saturated and almost metallic colors.
Kristen's Firefly scarf, as she said above, uses bobbles to add a touch more interest to the flowing lace pattern. Bobbles can be made a myriad of ways. Kristen suggests one in her pattern, and we have a different version as a tutorial. Try them both to see which one you like better.
There is also a tutorial for the Kitchener Stitch.
Here is the free downloadable Firefly Scarf pattern.
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1 - page 2