The lacy pear and trellis border on this scarf are set off perfectly by the simple garter stitch panel in the center, and the delicate garter stitch edges. Pears grow organically out of the lacy tip to reform into a lace-filled point on the other end. Pattern is named for one of my favorite varieties of pear, the anjou.

Scarf begins with just five stitches, which are quickly increased to the full width. When the second end nears, the number of stitches decreases back down to five, and then is bound off. Knit with sock yarn, this scarf is much easier to knit than it seems. All lace work is done on the right side.

Julia at Patternfish says, "Take a really long time to look at all the pictures… this is a sonnet in yarn, a poem to wear around your shoulders." Thank you, Julia! Gosh.

Pattern details

  • Yarn: Fingering weight sock yarn, 400 yards.
  • Model: Liberty Fibers Fingering Weight Merino.
  • Gauge: 21 sts to 4 inches in stitch pattern.
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm).
  • Finished size: 59 x 10 inches.
  • Stitch instructions: Charted and written.

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