I had been lusting after this Rowan yarn - kidsilk haze stripe - for quite some time, pondering the fabulous array of colours (thanks to Kaffe Fassett ) and how no two balls looked the same and wondering just how you could make a scarf from one ball. Well you can - here it is!
The colours are amazing, the yarn whilst thin, is incredibly strong and the drape of the mohair is excellent. Rowan have very kindly added a pattern to the reverse of the label, but I wanted to add a little lace into my mohair scarf and designed this alternative pattern - alternating between blocks of lacy rib and moss stitch.
Marvellous Multicolour Mohair Scarf:
With 5mm needles cast on 57sts.
Begin the lacy rib pattern block:Row 1 (WS):*K2, P3, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 2 (RS): *P2, K3, rep from * to last 2 sts, P2.
Row 3: *K2, P3tog, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
Row 4: *P2, yo, K1, yo, rep from * to last 2 sts, P2.
Repeat this 4 row pattern until 9 pattern repeats (36 rows) worked in total.
Begin the moss/seed stitch pattern block:All rows: *K1, P1, rep to last st, K1.
Work 15cm in this pattern ending with a RS row.Continue to alternate these 2 pattern blocks, aiming to end with a lacy rib pattern block, yarn permitting. The scarf still works well if you have to cast off before the end of a block.
Cast off after either Row 1 or 2 of the lacy rib pattern in pattern. Darn in yarn ends.
Finished and ready to wear with pride.
You can also find a PDF version of this mohair scarf pattern here.