Laveer Kerchief by Helen Stewart

Laveer Kerchief

March 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
120 - 142 yards (110 - 130 m)
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Laveer is an evocative old nautical term for sailing against the wind. I love the sense of striving, adventure, and exhilaration in that word, and I think this snug little accessory captures that same sense of exploration.

Perfect for windy days on land or sea, Laveer is a jaunty sailor-striped kerchief which exists somewhere in the space between a cowl and a shawl. Knit in the round and featuring easy lace and eyelets, it’s versatile and cosy, but light enough to wear even on warmer days.

This pattern was inspired by the beautiful new Luma yarn from The Fibre Company: the fresh colours and gorgeous natural fibre blend bring a breath of sunshine to an fun all-season accessory. You can actually get two kerchiefs out of two skeins by reversing the colours: one for you and one for a friend!

One size

Finished Measurements
Approximately 56cm (22”) neck circumference
30cm (12”) neck to front middle point

The Fibre Co.; Luma 50% Merino, 25% Organic Cotton, 15% Linen, 10% Silk; 125m/137yds per 50g skein,
2 x 50g skeins,
Colour A: 1 skein Blanca
Colour B: 1 skein Ciel

Or exact yarn used
Colour A: 25g of DK weight yarn totaling approximately
Colour B: 20g of DK weight yarn totaling approximately
Note: It may be possible to make 2 kerchiefs from two
skeins if you reverse the colours and your gauge is

5mm (US 8), 40cm (16”) long circular needles (or size
to obtain gauge)

2 different stitch markers
Tapestry needle

15 sts/24 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking