Lazy Summer Scarf by Louise Zass-Bangham

Lazy Summer Scarf

July 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch/stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)
One Size
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This long narrow scarf is designed to be draped loosely around your neck in summer, looking elegant and not overheated. The soft, squashy yarn will take you into autumn if you wind the scarf cosily around your neck instead.

With neat decorative borders, you can work the main body without worrying about charts or keeping track of a pattern. It is the perfect project for lazing on holiday or while traveling; just relax and knit. The dropped stitch ladders open up the simple stocking stitch (stockinette) fabric you’ve knitted, so you get more scarf for less effort. A great novice knit or quick gift, the worsted yarn makes it grow quickly. It really is a lazy knit!

Choose a neutral such this beautiful teal, or go for a hot splash of colour. Semi-solid or variegated yarns will look gorgeous too.

One size: 19cm/7 1/2” wide x 180cm/71” long

Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton, 100% organic cotton, 137m/150yds per 100g skein. 2 x skeins shade 636 Jasper or colour of your choice.
5.5mm/US 9 needles
Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Yarn alternative: Spud & Chloe Sweater, 55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton, 146m/160yds per 100g skein. 2 skeins

15 sts to 10cm/4” over stocking stitch (stockinette) using 5.5 mm/US 9 needles or size required to achieve tension. Aim for a soft, drapy fabric so tension is looser than ballband.