Sunday, 21 April 2013

The wonder of mohair - a free scarf knitting pattern

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.

1 comment:

  1. What a gorgeous scarf - lovely colours :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity