Handspun Highlight Scarf by Orange Smoothie

Handspun Highlight Scarf

February 2018
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in garter
US 6 - 4.0 mm
380 - 425 yards (347 - 389 m)
one size
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In collaboration with Carla of Purple Lamb Fiber Arts, the Handspun Highlight Scarf is designed to highlight special handspun art yarn. Sparkly Merino Sock yarn is available here and the Handspun Minis are available here.

Handspun Highlight Scarf is knit with Carla’s Sparkly Merino Sock Weight in Lilac as the scarf body and her Handspun Mini Worsted Weight in Highland Heather as the contrasting highlight.

It features handspun / art yarn in a curving 1/1 cable on a garter stitch field, bordered by tidy i-cord selvedge edges. This scarf looks great with or without fringe.

For newbies, there is a long version, offering step-by-step instructions on working the handspun cable. You’ll learn how to knit a 1/1 cable, as well as managing your yarn so the back of the work looks nice. For those with more knitting experience, there is a short version and a chart.

This pattern is adjustable to the amount of available handspun and can be modified to be wider or longer without any additional calculations.

You may like this pattern if…
…you want to highlight your handspun or fancy art yarn.
…you need an adjustable pattern for a limited amount of handspun.
…you have leftovers of various yarns you’d like to use in a project.
…you don’t like purling. This pattern doesn’t use the purl stitch.
…you want a pattern that is easy to memorize.
…you would like to learn the principle of how to make a cable.

You can find Carla’s handspun yarns in her shop here.

Save $2.00 when you purchase both Handspun Highlight Scarf and Handspun Highlight Cowl at the same time! (No coupon code necessary. Just add both patterns to your cart and the discount will automatically apply. And if you purchase Handspun Highlight Scarf now and want the Cowl later, you can still get the discount!)

Gauge & Size
24 sts x 36 rows = 4” / 10 cm; measured in garter stitch (after blocking)

Before blocking: 60” long x 4.5” wide (152.4 cm long x 11.4 cm wide)

After blocking (without fringe): 68” long x 5” wide (172.7 cm long x 12.7 cm wide)

After blocking (with fringe): 78” long x 5” wide (198.1 cm long x 12.7 cm wide)


MC: 380 yds / 347m; fingering weight
CC: 22 yds / 20m; light worsted weight

Shown in:
MC: 1 skein PurpleLamb Sparkly Merino Sock Weight in Lilac (92% Superwash Merino wool / 8% Lurex; 409 yds / 115 grams)

CC: 1 PurpleLamb Handspun Mini Skein Worsted Weight in Highland Heather (83% Merino top, 10% Bamboo top, 5% Kid Mohair locks, 2% Tussah Silk; 25 yds / 20 grams)

US 6 / 4.0 mm needle, or size needed to obtain nice drape

Tapestry needle
Removable stitch marker or smooth toothpick (optional)
Crochet hook for attaching fringe (optional)

Written for an adventurous beginner, but interesting enough for an advanced knitter!

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