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