Y'Overs Scarf

Y'Overs Scarf

Published by Michelle on 30th Aug 2016

I discovered Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic when I was looking for a 6 ply yarn to make socks in and I loved it from the first time I cast on with it.  Soft, washable & self-striping, what’s not to love?  However, since then, I haven’t seen anyone else knitting with it so I feel like people might be missing out!  This super simple scarf pattern shows off the yarns potential & as you get the scarf out of a single ball it’s a great quick knit without too much commitment!  Hopefully you’ll like the ‘Magic’ in it as much as I do.

Yarn, Needles & Notions

Yarn: Lang Yarns, Jawoll Magic 6 ply (150g ball, (75% Wool, 25% Nylon).  Shown in ‘0070’

Needles: 5.50mm needle for working flat.  We like Knit Pro Zings for everything!

Notions: Scissors, Darning Needle for ends

Gauge & Finished Size

Gauge: Gauge is not important for this pattern but with 5.5mm needles, is approx. 16 stitches * 24 rows: 10cm/4 inches (firmer blocking horizontally to release the lace but not stretch vertically)

Finished Size: 20cm * 280cm blocked.  Blocking is required to show the lace detail.  290cm is completely optional – the pattern goes to this length to use the whole ball.


k – Knit

p – Purl

K2Tog: Knit next 2 stitches together

YO: Yarn Over.

Sl1p: Slip stitch purl wise.  This is to create a neat edge on both sides of the scarf

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

Yarn Over Cast Off: A loose cast off - check out KNITFreedom's tutorial on YouTube if you're not sure.

Corset Stitch

Not sure of the technical name for this stitch but I think of it as Corset Stitch due to the lace look of the Yarn Overs


Cast on 36 stitches using the lace cast on method. 

Row 1: Sl1p, k1, *YO, k2tog*, repeat * * to last two stitches, k2

Repeat row 1 until scarf measures 290 cm (or preferred length). (Yep, simple)

Cast off using YO cast off.

Three wraps around your neck at full length

The length means it can be wrapped three times for extra snuggliness.

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!

Follow instruction on ball – it is machine washable! Dry flat.   


To make a wider scarf, add stitches in multiples of 2.  We are currently testing a wider, shorter version.

What about a PDF?

You can view it on the Ravelry Page.


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