Aiona by Leila Raven

Aiona

Knitting
May 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
14.5 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in drop and seed stitch, after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
320 yards (293 m)
8½" [21.5 cm] wide and 72" [183 cm] long, plus 6" [15 cm] fringe (option 1) or 5" [12.5 cm] fringe (option 2)
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Dropped stitches, fringe, stripes, and worked in the round…Leila has made a delicious project for us to savor. A celebration of our all-natural, botanically dyed Willet, Aiona uses one skein of all five shades (and is available as a kit!).

The scarf is worked in the round, on the bias, with a clever twist: An ample section of plain stockinette stitches interrupt the seed and dropped stitch motif, which is then cut down the center and unraveled to create built-in fringe (with two options given for adding additional fringe to the scarf).

Use our new naturally dyed shades, or head over to our original Willet palette to create your own perfect colorway.

yarn
willet naturally dyed / 1 skein each
madder M1 / buckthorn light F1 / buckthorn dark BT2 / cutch+iron IT1 / logwood L1

needles
32” circular in size US 6 4 mm

skills required
Long-tail cast on, EZ’s sewn bind off, overhand knot (links provided); increasing, decreasing.