Spin Stitch Scarf & Wrap by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas

Spin Stitch Scarf & Wrap

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May 2016
Lace ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in Spin Stitch pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
230 - 920 yards (210 - 841 m)
small scarf; larger scarf; wrap
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Originally published for our Spring 2016 LYS tour, this pattern is no longer available as a free download. We enhanced the design (now a poncho too!), added more thorough instructions and beautiful photographs by Jared Flood, and published it as a new Churchmouse Classic in our Autumn 2016 collection. You can find it here on our website, and here on Ravelry.

We were delighted by this traditional Estonian stitch. Not lace, but so lace-like! Not cabled, but twisted by ‘spinning’ a cluster of stitches 180 degrees. Knit in a lace-weight mohair, the blocked fabric is gossamer fine between the twists. And the surface has such a lovely undulating texture and motion. Twists along the edges create deep, three-dimensional scallops. We’ve sampled in spring-inspired colors - but love the darker shades for a dressy evening accessory. Forty colors of Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze to choose from!

1-skein scarf: Approx. 6 x 52”/15 x 132cm, blocked; shown in green.
2-skein scarf: Approx. 8 x 71”/20 x 180cm, blocked; shown in pink.
4-skein wrap: Approx. 15 x 84”/38 x 213cm, blocked; not shown.
Directions given for 1-skein scarf; larger sizes in parentheses ( ).

1 (2, 4) skeins Rowan Kidsilk Haze (230 yds/210m each).
Or approximately 230 (460, 920)yds/ 210 (420, 840)m in equivalent lace-weight mohair yarn. 1-skein version shown in color 597 Jelly; 2-skein version shown in color 580 Grace.

US 8 (5.0mm) needle, or size to obtain gauge.
One double-point needle (DPN) 2-3 sizes smaller than gauge needle.
Stitch markers, including a locking marker to help count rows.