JK Skinny Scarf

JK Skinny Scarf

Published by Michelle on 2nd Aug 2016

I am not the trendiest of folk but the Skinny Scarf trend is a perfect reason for a pattern!  It is a quick knit and with some of those on sale being hundreds of pounds, it would be rude not to make an even more fab one!

Named after Joeli & Kate to say thanks for their amazing Designer Day Out in July 2016 because otherwise I wouldn’t really have known where to start!

Yarn, Needles & Notions

Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply (75% Wool, 25% Nylon).  Shown here in Goldfinch.  The scarf takes approx. 50g (at gauge) so you should be able to get two from one ball! Also any other 4 ply yarn should yield a similar result - I am making one in LITLG Silk Beach Hut on my holidays in a couple of weeks!

Needles: 3.25mm needle for working flat (or size to obtain gauge).  We like Knit Pro Zings for everything!

Notions: Scissors, Darning Needle for ends

Skinny scarf on a rail

Lovely lovely Goldfinch!

Gauge & Finished Size

Gauge: In pattern, with 3.25mm needles: 30 stitches * 30 rows: 10cm/4 inches (firmer blocking horizontally to release the lace but not stretch vertically

Finished Size: 6cm * 180cm blocked.  Blocking is required to show the lace detail. 


k – Knit

p – Purl

sl2, k1, p2sso: Slip next two stitches knit wise at the same time, knit next stitch, pass both slipped stitches over this stitch. 

YON: Yarn Over Needle.  In this pattern this is after you have purled a stitch and will work a knit stitch as part of the sl2, k1, p2sso.  Instead of being brought between the needles as you would usually to knit a stitch, an extra stitch is created as the yarn is brought over the top of the needle to knit the stitch.  Keep loose to ensure it matches the YRFN hole.

YFRN: Yarn-Forward-Round-Needle. Bring yarn forward between the needles, then take it back over the top & then bring it back under the needle to the front of the work to prepare for the purl stitch.  This creates a new stitch.

Lace Cast On: A knit cast on - check out Cheryl Brunette's tutorial on YouTube if you're not sure


Cast on 23 stitches using lace cast on method. 

Row 1: p1, k2, p1, *k3, p1*, repeat * * to last three stitches, k2, p1

Row 2: k1, p1, *YON, sl2, k1, p2sso, YRFN, p1*, repeat * * to last stitch, k1

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until scarf measures 180 cm, finishing with Row 1. 

Cast off in pattern. 

Skinner scarf on Michelle

My trying-not-laugh face

Finishing & Care

Sew in ends using the yarn needle, block to the desired width, wear, look fab! Perhaps post a pic on Instagram, tagging us @loveliestyarnco & using hashtags #tlyclovelies & #loveliestyarnco, & share on Ravelry!

Using the WYS for this pattern means the yarn can be washed and it does wash well!  Dry flat.   


To make a wider scarf, add stitches in multiples of 4.

What about a PDF?

You can view it on the Ravelry Page or click this link to download it directly.

And finally ...

A huge thank you to my sample knitters - Kathleen & Moira!!  Oh & Maud, one of the TLYC pusses, thought she would join the photo shoot ... 

Maud the puss with the skinny scarf

Two bells because WYSpinners Birds are the only ones she's allowed to be near!

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