Peargirl Willow Moon Scarf
The Willow is the tree most associated with the moon, water, the Goddess and all that is feminine. It is the tree of dreaming, intuition and deep emotions, symbolizing the beginning of spring, when all of life is stirring below and begins to shoot outwards once again. Pagans revered willows as trees of the moon-goddess, she who reflects her moon magic upon the waters of Earth. In damp climates, such as north-western Europe, the tree was sought most by the wise-women, or healers, because of its great ability to ease rheumatism and other conditions aggravated by damp weather. I found this beautiful Willow Leaf Edging in Piecework Magazine’s “Weldon’s Practical Needlework” Volume 5. Combined with linen stitch, because of the difference in gauge, there is a slight curve that is reminiscent of a crescent Moon.
Materials: Malabrigo Rios (210 yds/100g) – 1 skein MC (Piedras), 1 skein CC (Purpuras) for Leaf Edging, or you can work the whole scarf in one color. A second skein of MC is needed to increase the width for a shawlette.
♥ Needles – 5.50 mm (#9 US) 16” circular or 9” straight needles
♥ Stitch Marker
♥ Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
16 sts = 2.75 inches in Linen Stitch.
Finished Size :
5.5” wide x 55” long ~ cast on more or less stitches with MC in multiples of 2 to change the width, as for a shawlette, and work more or fewer repeats of pattern before decrease section to change the length. If you are going to change either of these by very much, you will need to purchase more yarn. I had 54g left of the MC and 36g left of the CC.