A lovely new scarf design by Jackie E-S.
I will let her tell it:
"This jewel of a scarf has a beautiful shaped edge, undulating about the hexagonally clustered diamond shapes that appear to be linked together. For added glamour, incorporate glass beads as I did, or omit them if you prefer.
"Links of Diamonds is the latest design in the series "It's an Upside-Down World: directional stitches in lace". Lovers of scarves where both ends match will delight in the attention to design and technical details of this scarf.
"'Fool the eye' horizontal symmetry allows this scarf to be knit from end to end in one piece. Particular attention is also given to the cast on, bind off, and treatment of edge stitches to achieve the look of a continuous chain edging all around."
The outer finished measurements are 62" by 12".
You should plan for 425 yards lace weight or light weight fingering yarn. The design calls for 111 of size 6/0 beads, about 10 grams.
(All of the beads will be added via the crochet hook method -- you should figure on a crochet hook that is small enough to insert into the holes of the beads. We carry a variety of size 14s and 16 crochet hooks -- use the Search feature to find them.)
Suggested knitting needle size is US 5 / 3.75mm. You'll also need a size G (4 mm) crochet hook for casting on.
A beautiful project that is sure to bring much joy, in the knitting and in the wearing.