The twisted stitch gives this scarf a gorgeous texture without being too heavy and contrasts with the chunky bobble stitch. My new favourite!
Anyone else just so glad to see spring arriving?! Don’t get me wrong I love winter (let’s face it, it’s the perfect season for knitwear) but it’s usually by this point in the year that I’m desperate to swap my thick winter coats for a jacket and am craving a different colour palette, which is where the blossom scarf was born. The open twisted stitch gives a gorgeous texture without being too heavy, and contrasts with the chunky bobble stitch to create a modern scarf.
You can choose add a dose of colour to your wardrobe and make it in bright contrasting shades, I love pairing my colourful version with my classic khaki mac (on our once daily walk!). Or let the texture do the talking and make it in just one colour, and this pale grey goes with everything!
An easy stash buster project – you’ll need just three contrasting balls (300 yards for main colour, then 180 yards for each contrast colour) or 650 yards of one colour.
The name came from both the colour and stitch choice; blossom is my favourite sign that spring is coming and the textured twisted lace stitch echoes the criss-crossing patterns created by bare tree branches, while the modern bobble stitch represents the appearance of new buds before they turn into blossom.
Available now on LoveCrafts, Etsy and Ravelry.
Skill level: Basic, you will need to know chain slip stich and double crochet (US single crochet) stitches. Full instructions are given for the twisted and bobble stitches.
DK yarn in three colours (300 yards for main colour, then 180 yards for each contrast colour) or 650 yards of one colour
Finished size: 25m high x 130cm long (circular).
Pattern includes: Full written instructions in both UK and US terms, and step-by-step photographs. Note: you will need to know how to complete chain, slip stitches and double crochet (US single crochet) stitches.
Originally published in Crochet Now magazine issue 46.