Spring Greens Scarf
Inspired by all of the lovely spring flowers that are starting to bloom, and the beautiful green foliage bursting to life everywhere, I decided to knit up a simple scarf. It is made using some great recycled sari fabric yarn which I bought on my recent trip to Prick Your Finger. Combining it with my beloved apple green 4-ply alpaca which wasn’t ultimately any good for my Sun Ray Ribbing, I made a simple scarf which is light enough to be worn still in the spring and will come into its own again in the autumn.
It is a super-simple pattern knitted entirely in garter stitch on large needles for a light and airy feel and to show off the sari yarn to its best advantage.
You will need:
2 x artesano 100% alpaca 4-ply yarn (I used the colourway Brazil)
1 skein (of approx 150g of recycled sari fabric yarn or a similar accent yarn in a heavier weight than the 4-ply
7mm; 100cm circular needles
Tip: The recycled sari yarn knits up at approximately DK to aran weight.
Gauge: 5 stitches and 7 rows per inch in garter stitch
The tension isn’t vital on this pattern, as it is a simple scarf, but the sari fabric yarn shows up better on a looser gauge and the alpaca drapes nicely at this tension. Use larger of smaller needles if you need.
MC: main colour; alpaca yarn
CC: complimentary colour; sari yarn
Using MC, cast on 180 stitches using the longtail cast on method (for stretch).
*MC: Knit 5 rows garter stitch. Do not cut yarn or fasten off at end.
CC: Knit 1 row and cut leaving a 5″ tail at the end
Swap ends and start work again using MC from where you last left off*
Repeat the pattern from * to * 12 times.
Next: Using MC, knit 5 rows in garter stitch and cast off very loosely.
Weave in the cut ends of the sari ribbon yarn and the ends of the alpaca.
Block . Or don’t block. You choose…
Please feel free to knit up this scarf to keep or as gifts/charity fundraising, but please do not knit up for commercial purposes or reproduce the pattern without first seeking permission.
Thank you to Giles for taking the top photograph!
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