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Openwork Scarf

For Christmas one year, I was trying to decide what to get my friends as presents. It was my first year in college and I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but I wanted to get something nice for all my new friends. Then I got the idea to make them all scarfs and mitten sets. I worked furiously all winter trying to get them all finished before we got back from break. Many balls of yarn and long spent hours later, I managed to make three gorgeous scarfs and two sets of mittens for my three closest friends. I was very proud of all my work and impressed that I got them all finished, and my friends loved them! As I saw them sporting their new winter accessories, I got jealous and wanted a nice scarf for myself. I went digging through all my balls of yarn and found this beautiful alpaca light weight yarn and thought this would be perfect. All I needed now was a pattern. I was bored with the regular ribbing pattern  and straight stockinette stitch, so I wanted to challenge myself with a