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Giotto Yarn for Summer

Giotto is a fabulous ribbon yarn that’s hand dyed by Colinette in Wales. It’s a light, shimmering blend of cotton, rayon, and nylon that knits up quickly on size #11 needles.

Gloria Scarf in Giotto yarn

Giotto would make a fantastic top or even a little jacket, but for some easy summer knitting, we came up with a scarf we’ve named Gloria. It’s the perfect accessory to dress up a summer outfit!

Gloria Scarf, close up

Here’s how you can knit yours:


one size, 7 x 56 inches

Colinette Giotto yarn (50% cotton, 40% rayon, 10% nylon, 153 yards per 100 gram ball): 1 skein, shown in Mint Julep

size 11 (8mm) straight or 24 inch circular

11 sts = 4 inches in Stockinette St, although gauge is not critical for this project

k: knit
p: purl
st(s): stitch(es)
yo: yarn over

CO 20 sts.

Row 1: (RS) Knit.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: K1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.
Row 4: K1, *yo, p2tog; rep from * to last st, k1.

Repeat these 4 rows for 55”.

Knit 2 rows. BO loosely.

Weave in ends. Enjoy!

10 thoughts on “Giotto Yarn for Summer

  1. Size 11 needles, that sounds so nice after knitting socks this month!

  2. Yes, it’s a good change for your hands and always surprising how fast the knitting goes!

  3. The colors are wonderful! I’ll bet THUNDER would be very dramatic!

    I’ve never knitted with ribbon yarn, but I’m tempted. How lost can I get in 20 stitches, right?!

  4. I think it’s fun knitting with ribbon yarn, it isn’t hard. It has a lot of depth and movement, which combined with the hand dyed colors is very dramatic. And Thunder is beautiful! It would make a lovely scarf.

  5. I love knitting with this ribbon. My scarf is turning out very nice..

  6. I’m so glad you’re liking it!

  7. I haven’t knit this scarf, but am knitting the “Waterlily Tank” from IK in this yarn. I’m liking the yarn much better than I thought I would! It seems odd to knit on such large needles after doing mostly socks and lace, but I’m not objecting!

  8. The Waterlily Tank is so pretty – thanks for mentioning it. Here’s a link to the pattern if anyone wants to see it: I agree, the occasional big needle project is a nice break from smaller needles.

  9. Am knitting this right now, very easy as I am a beginner. Made a small mistake tho, will be in for help. 😉

  10. Good, I’m glad you like it! Come on in and we’ll get you back on track!

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