Mohair Lace Scarf
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Whit’s Knits: Mohair Lace Scarf
October 17, 2009
• 1 skein of Wagtail Yarn’s 4 Ply Kid Mohair, 100% fine kid mohair. This color is “Copper”.
• A set of US size #7 needles. (I used and highly recommend Skacel’s Addi Lace Needles in the 24 inch length. The sharp tips and not so slippery metal make these a great choice for lace projects and for fine yarn.)
4 1/2 stitches = 1 inch in the lace pattern
7 inches wide x 64 inches long. (There is enough yarn in one skein to cast on an extra 4 stitches or to knit the scarf even longer.)
Cast on 32 stitches. (Or if you want the scarf to be skinnier or wider, cast on any multiple of 4.)
Row 1: K4, yo twice, k4, repeat from to end of row.
Row 2: P2, p2tog, (p1, k1) into the yo’s from previous row, p2tog, repeat from to last 2 stitches, p2.
Row 3: K2, yo, k4, yo twice, repeat from to last 6 stitches, k4, yo, k2.
Row 4: P3, p2tog twice, (p1, k1) into yo’s from previous row, repeat from to last 7 stitches, p2tog twice, p3.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until scarf measures 64 inches (or as long as you like).
On an odd side row, bind off very loosely. (I used a size 11 needle to help e keep my bind off loose.)
Weave in the ends and gently block your scarf.
Pattern How To’s
How to “yo twice”
To “yo twice”, first bring the yarn forward into the purl position, then wrap it up and over the right needle, bringing the yarn back around into the purl position.
When you knit the next stitch your yarn overs will form two stitches.
How to “(p1, k1) into yo’s from previous row”
Bring the yarn forward and purl into the first yarn over. The stitch will feel very stretched out and loose. That’s okay!
Next, bring the yarn back into the knit position…
…and knit into the remaining yarn over.
Article originally appeared on Knitting Crochet Sewing Embroidery Crafts Patterns and Ideas! (http://www.purlbee.com/).