This year spring fever kicked in a little early In Alta, Wyoming. Even though I hadn’t finished my winter knitting projects, I was itching to get my fingers on something lighter and brighter. I designed this casual summer scarf using a stitch just perfect for highly variegated yarn. Thanks to carlynnfield.tumblr.com for the stitch pattern! I decided to balance the beautiful, hand-painted Koigu KPPPM colors with a denim shade of Koigu KPM for the body of the scarf. I finished just in time for our annual mother-daughter trip, this year to San Francisco. This scarf is perfect for a casual Northern California summer day. Hugs and kisses to my Meggie for being such a willing and beautiful model.
1 skein Koigu KPPPM colorway 620P
2 skeins Koigu KPM colorway 1014
Or 475-525 yards of any fingering weight of your choosing
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
US 8 circular needle, 24″ or longer
Removable stitch marker
17 stitches and 29 rows over 4 inches
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS AND SIZES
48″ across and 15″ high
K – knit
P – purl
K2tog – knit 2 stitches together
P2tog – purl 2 stitches together
YO – yarn over
Cast on 288 stitches
Row 1 – K3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 2 – (right side) K3, K2, *YO, K3, pass 3rd stitch on righthand needle over first two 2 stitches; rep from * to last stitch, K1, K3
Row 3 – K3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3
Row 4 – K3, K1, *K3, pass 3rd stitch on righthand needle over first 2 stitches, YO, rep from* to last 2 stitches, K2, K3
Work this 4 row stitch pattern a total of 5 times.
Begin short rows (body of scarf)
Row 1 – K3, Purl 147, P2tog, P2, turn work
Row 2 – K8, K2tog, K2, turn work. Optional: I place a removable stitch marker on the first LH needle stitch just before I turn. This makes looking for the gap effortless.
Row 3 – Purl to 1 stitch before gap, P2tog, P2, turn work
Row 4 – Knit to 1 stitch before the gap, K2tog, K2, turn work
Continue with rows 3 and 4 until the last purl row has 4 stitches remaining on left-hand needle, P2tog, K3.
Next row, bind off all stitches knitwise. Optional: when you reach your 4 stitches remaining on left-hand needle, K2tog then bind off last 3 stitches.
Weave in ends, block and enjoy your new summer scarf.