That sense. That feeling! Je Ne Sais Quoi is an English pattern uniting the French idiom with a part shawl, part scarf, part cowl, in a “I just don’t know what” fashionista design packing in a ton of attitude! Dare down the hottest summer days donned in your carefree hand knit, Je Ne Sais Quoi, with mindset to match. Add beads for a tres chic look or go without for a casual fashion flare.
The easy (not beginner) level tech edited / test knit pattern is fully written. Recommended skills – picot cast on, short rows, decrease, bind off.
Outside curve: 51”/ 129.5cm
Inside curve: 34”/ 86.5 cm
Width (in heart shape): 25”/ 63.5cm
Knitted depth (widest): 8”/ 20.5cm
270yds/ 240m per 90g/ 3.17oz sport weight eco yarn
US 6/ 4mm
1 Stitch marker
Optional: 132 glass beads & beading crochet hook – Japanese seed beads size 6/0 in Silver Lined Transparent Light Amethyst Round shown.
Optional: G-6/ 4mm crochet hook (for finishing)
22 sts and 30 rows over 4”/ 10cm in Stockinette Stitch. Note: exact gauge is not critical to this design. Gauge variations may impact final size and yardage requirements.
Picking the best yarn: approximately 300 yards per 100 grams of your favorite sport weight yarn, given the summer appeal and light weight nature. The design works up in 77% main color and 23% contrasting color. Not into stripes? It would also look smashing in a single-skein gradient, semi-solid, tonal, or single color too!