A polymath: not a jack of all trades, but a master of many. Designed with that precious skein of handspun yarn in mind, the polymath scarf is a clever, but simple, pattern that looks fantastic worn as a scarf, cowl, hood or shoulder-warming wrap. The simple lace pattern allows the beauty of multi-coloured and thick-and-thin yarns to shine, whilst helping to stretch that limited yardage further. So many benefits make it a veritable polymath of patterns.
How will you wear yours?
This pattern is rated as beginner to advanced beginner. It would make an ideal first lace knitting project. With the less experienced knitter in mind, the pattern contains extra notes on:
- creating a gauge swatch to achieve the same size piece as the pattern (or re-size it) with different yarn
- cast on and off techniques
There is also an additional page of useful links to web tutorials for all the key techniques used in the pattern available to download as a separate sheet for those who need it.
It also contains notes on how to achieve the various looks (cowl, wrap, scarf etc).
My green/brown/cream sample was knitted using a beautiful handdyed handspun thick and thin yarn by ThreeWelshHens.