The collective feeling around the shop lately is, “Hurry up, Spring!” New yarns in seasonal palettes have been arriving in the shop, and we are all feeling the desire to wear scarves for adornment, not out of necessity for warmth!
Cue the Willow Linen Scarf: A pretty lozenge stitch pattern in Claudia’s Hand Painted Linen. Knitting this scarf will help you keep busy while waiting for the weather to warm!
Linen is a fantastic fiber for knitting and wearing when the temperatures rise. It stays cool and dry in your hands and against your skin. Sport weight and machine washable, your fabric will be light and will soften after each wash.
Claudia’s fresh, hand painted colors really move across this simple drop stitch pattern, don’t they? Just one skein gets you nice, long scarf- perfect for wrapping with plenty of scarf left for a pretty drape.
Are solids more to your liking? Shown above left, we have classic Louet Euroflax Linen in stock as well. The sheen on this wet-spun yarn is gorgeous and it knits up at the same gauge as the Handpaints.
On the right, we swatched the Willow scarf in Rowan Creative Linen. This yarn is a cotton/linen blend and is a slightly heavier DK weight. You can knit it up on a bigger needle for a spring scarf in record time!
Here’s the pattern for our Willow Scarf. Maybe if we all knit one, spring will arrive a little faster? Fingers crossed!
WILLOW LINEN SCARF
6″x 76″ after blocking
Claudia Hand Painted Linen: 1 skein (shown in Scout’s Honor)
Euroflax Sport Weight Linen: 1 Skein (swatch shown in cherry)
Size 5 needles
Rowan Creative Linen: 1 Skein (swatch shown in natural)
Size 9 needles
6 sts = 1″ in Stockinette stitch in Claudia or Euroflax Linen
5.5 sts = 1″ in Stockinette stitch in Creative Linen
Cast on 26 sts
Row 1: (RS) Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K1 *k1, yo 2x, (k1, yo) 2x, k6, (k1, yo) 2x, k1, yo 2x repeat from * to last stitch, k1
Row 4: Knit, dropping yo’s from previous row
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: K1 *k3, (k1, yo) 2x, (k1, yo 2x) 2x, (k1, yo) 2x, k3 repeat from * to last stitch, k1
Row 8: Knit, dropping yo’s from previous row
Rep Rows 1 through 8 until 1 yard of yarn remains. BO loosely. Block as desired.