Pretty Perfect Square by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Pretty Perfect Square

May 2019
Lace ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
4.0 mm (G)
465 - 1050 yards (425 - 960 m)
Any size; samples shown measure approx. 24 (30, 36)"/61 (76, 91.5)cm square, after blocking.
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This simple, lightweight knit square mimics the shape and scale of a classic silk scarf. I-cord edgings and bind-off details create the look of a hand-rolled hem. This pattern is more of a ‘recipe’, really, with details given for three variations and tips on how to create your own.

We knit our Pretty Perfect Squares in a couple of our favorite lace-weight, mohair-and-silk blends—Rowan Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Shibui Silk Cloud.

This four-page pattern includes:

  • Color photography by Laura Gehring
  • Notes on lace-weight yarns and getting gauge -Basic recipe for knitting a square
  • Instructions for finishing and blocking your piece.

This scarf can be made in any size you like; samples shown measure approx. 24 (30, 36)“/61 (76, 91.5)cm square, after blocking.

Approx. 1 yd/m of lace-weight mohair per knitted square 1”/2.5cm.

24”/61cm square shown in 2-color even stripes in light grey and white, using approx. 465 yds/425m Shibui Silk Cloud (330 yds/300m each); 1 skein each Colors A=2003, Ash and B=2180, White.

30”/76cm square shown in 4-color uneven stripes in red, purple, yellow, and grey, using approx. 752 yds/688m Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/210m each); 1 skein each Colors A=682, B=595, C=684, and D=676.

36”/91.5cm square shown color-blocked in purple, pink and orange, using approx. 1050 yds/960m Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/210m each); 3 skeins Color A=580, 2 skeins Color B=641 and 1 skein (or approx 12yds/m) Color C=683.

US 3 (3.25mm) circular needle (to knit off both ends), or size to get gauge.
US G/6 (4mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on.
Smooth fine yarn (knotting cord or Perle Cotton work well) for provisional cast-on.
Locking marker.
Fine blunt darning needle to finish.
Fine gauge blocking wires and T-pins; or lots of fork blocking pins.

24 sts = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking. Row gauge determined from swatch.