When I'm at the beach, I love collecting sea shells .... in fact, as long as I can remember, it was something I enjoyed doing with my family even as a kid. We went to Florida twice a year and at least one day of our vacation was combing the beaches looking for shells.
Many times it was the search of the largest shell or a particular type of shell, but it always felt like a game or rather a treasure hunt. Some were harder to find than others, which made them the most coveted. I don't think I ever found a shell I didn't like..... sand dollars (not actually a shell & in my humble opinion the hardest to find), conch's, shark eyes, angel wings, slipper shell, oyster, olive shells, cockle, babys ear, auger, chinese hat, scallop, starfish (also not a shell) and one of the easiest to find, the cats paw shell. Just to name a few....
The many hours spent searchiung for shells inspired the knitted lace scarf design, Carly. Carly is knit using a lacey cluster stitch that looks alot like the cats paw shell ..... at least, to my eye.
Carly Lace Scarf is a quick weekend knit. Its knit with just one ball of S.Charles Crystal Yarn. Crystal is a laceweight metallic yarn with pre-strung sequins. The bit of glitter looks great on Carly.
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