Knit from cozy natural fibers of wool, silk, and mohair, this long scarf will provide years of warmth and beauty, wrapped double around your neck with ends flung over your shoulder, or hanging decoratively along the front, or maybe tucked into your jacket. The beautiful striping colors highlight a repeating pattern of garter sections and stockinette columns divided by raised bars.
Aran/Worsted, 440 yd(s). A few ideas for yarn include Noro Silk Garden , Noro Hanabatake, Noro Shinryoku, SWTC Karaoke, Cascade Mlilla (Samples used Noro Silk Garden, 45% Mohair, 45% Silk, 10% Wool and Cascade Casablanca, 59% Wool, 24% Silk, 17% Mohair)
The narrow width will be longer than the wide width using this quantity of yarn.
18 sts = 4” (10 cm)
US 8 – 5mm, or US 9 – 5.5mm
Stitch or Row Counter
The pattern emerges in repeats of three sections A, B and C.
Narrow Version: (washed) W 7.5” (19cm) L 78” (170 cm), excluding tassels
Wide Version: (before washing) W 10.5” (27 cm) L 73” (185 cm), excluding tassels
Please see our standard abbreviations
Sizes given Narrow (Wide)
CO 36 (48) st
Set Up Rows
Row 1 (RS): K
Row 2 (WS): K
Row 3: K
Work Sections in the following order: Section A – B – A – C
Row 4 (WS): K3, p to last 3, k3
Row 5 (RS): K
Row 6: K3, p to last 3, k3
Row 7: K
Row 8: K3, p to last 3, k3
Row 9 (RS): K3, p2tog to last 3, k3; 21 (27) sts
Row 10 (WS): K3, pfb to last 3, k3; 36 (48) sts
Row 11: K
Row 12 (WS): K3, p to last 3, k3
Row 13 (RS): K
Row 14: K3, p to last 3, k3
Row 15: K
Row 16: K3, p to last 3, k3
Row 17 (RS): K
Row 18 (WS): k9, p6, [k6, p6] 1 (2) times, k9
Row 19: K
Row 20: K9, p6, [k6, p6] 1 (2) times, k9
Row 21: K
Row 22: K9, p6, [k6, p6] 1 (2) times, k9
Row 23: K
Row 24: K9, p6, [k6, p6] 1 (2) times, k9
Row 25: K
Row 26: K9, p6, [k6, p6] 1 (2) times, k9
Row 27: K
Repeat this sequence — A-B-A-C, rows 4 through 27 for an additional18 times (both widths), or until you’ve reached a length you like. Work Section A one more time, knit three more rows (garter stitch – all knit) and bind off using preferred method. Weave in ends.
Make optional tassels: Cut 3 lengths of yarn three times the length of the desired tassel. Fold the lengths in half. Using a crochet hook, pull the length through two stitches on end of scarf. Fasten yarns by pulling them through the loop. Make a braid. Tie a knot at end of tassel. Tie another knot along length of tassel. Make as many tassels as you want, spacing them evenly along the ends of the scarf. Trim loose ends.
Hand wash in mild soap such as Eucalan. Do not squeeze tightly. Spread flat to dry.
The finished scarf will show raised textures along stitch change lines, as shown in photos. Washing will flatten the stitches slightly. If you wish to preserve this texture, dry clean scarf.
After making your first scarf according to the pattern, you can make additional scarves using creative modifications by changing the number of stitch and/or row repetitions. Keep in mind that changing numbers of repetitions, as well as changing yarn type, will also change the final measurements of the scarf.
About the Designer: Marie LaConte
Marie knitted as a teen, and explored other art forms over the years. Now retired, she’s knitting again and making up for lost time. She’s narrowed her interest to scarves, shawls and cowls, with socks and sweaters on the bucket list. She’s also started to design her own patterns.