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.


K: knit

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…

Wear it!

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!

Copyright © Ingrid Murnane 2010. All rights reserved.


6 responses

  1. KelleBelle

    Fabulous yarn, great little pattern, and a great photo, you look fabulous!! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

    28/04/2010 at 5:42 pm

    • ingridnation

      Thanks, Kelle!

      28/04/2010 at 5:46 pm

  2. Elseline

    It is beautiful. I have just bought some sari silk and now you are tempting me to use it in knitting rather than weaving which was what I was thinking about…mmm

    28/04/2010 at 7:03 pm

    • ingridnation

      What *did* you make in the end, Elseline?

      06/07/2010 at 11:34 am

  3. Very pretty:)

    08/08/2010 at 9:05 pm

    • ingridnation

      Thank you very much!

      09/08/2010 at 10:28 am

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