It’s official! Summer is here! One of our favorite family summer destinations is a town called Cotuit, located on the south side of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
In honor of these summer days on the beach, I am happy to offer the Cotuit Sands Scarf, a light and airy lace scarf. It is reversible and has an easy pattern repeat (only 4 rows and 2 are the same!) which make it perfect tag-a-long summer knitting. Knitting’s answer to a book that is good beach read.
Days on the beach lead to cooler evenings out on the boardwalks or evening strolls. My sister-in-law really inspired this scarf with her stylish yet casual look, perfected over many seasons on the Cape.
Cotuit Sands Scarf
There are 2 versions: a long scarf, meant for wrapping and an infinity version, worn long or with a wrap for a cooler night. I love that the scarf is so light that it moves with the breeze. The lace weight yarns are light enough not to make you hot while knitting in the summer.
Pattern: The pattern is charted and easily memorizable. Both the long and infinity versions are worked flat and grafted at the ends. The scarf is constructed to maximize the yarn you have, so you can use every last drop of that special luxury yarn. The pattern contains a 16 stitch repeat so it is easily adjusted to make a wrap style as well.
Yardage: 350 (600) yards of a lace weight yarn are required. A cone of the lovely Valley Yarns Colrain Lace will yield one of each variety! Fleur de Fiber Atlantis Silk provides the perfect drape and sheen for either project. Other suggested yarns include: Miss Babs Yarns Yet and Blue Moon Fiber Arts Marine Silk Lace.
Needle: US size 5 (3.75 mm) straight or circular needle.
Finished Measurements: 7 inches wide and 50 (78) inches long.
It’s a scarf so gauge isn’t crucial, however blocking is! (I actually gave my scarves a dunk during the knitting process so I could see the results. I am impatient sometimes.) When knitting lace, the blocking is very essential to the final project. Size of the scarves will be affected by the fiber content and the blocking.
PS. Special thanks to my girlfriend for her new found modeling skills!