Linen Bias Scarf Project
We re-yarned our lace-weight Bias Before & After Scarf in linen for summer (or Florida winters!) with Louet Euroflax Sport Weight. By adjusting the stitch count but keeping the needle size the same, we made it a bit less sheer and a little more narrow. And one skein is all it takes! The cool, crisp linen gets softer every time you wash it.
We've chosen a few summery shades of linen that look just right with our size 6 Mill Hill "Magic Bead" color. We call the beads "magic" because they have the chameleon-like ability to blend with almost every color yarn. Visit the Louet Euroflax Sport Weight page if you want to browse all the yarn colors, and head over to the bead page to explore other options for the beaded edge. Or go to the Claudia Hand Painted Linen page for a selection of unique handpainted colorways. And don't forget to grab the pattern (if you don't already have it) and the free adaptation for linen below.
Approx. 5½ x 73", after blocking (bias width across stitches in direction of needle will measure approx. 8½").
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
Churchmouse Classics Bias Before & After pattern with free adaptation.
Approximately 270 yds of a sport-weight plant fiber yarn. In the sample pictured, we used 1 skein of Louet Euroflax Sport Weight linen (100% Wet Spun Linen; 100g, 270 yds/246 m), in Color 65 Golden Rod.
US 7 (4.5mm) knitting needles (or size to obtain gauge) and a larger needle for binding off;
Smooth waste yarn and size G (4mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on;
Blocking wires and darning needle to finish.
Optional: 1 package size 6 seed beads (shown in color 16037-Magic Bead).
Approx. 19 sts = 4"/10cm, after blocking.
Printed Bias Before & Scarf pattern with free adaptation. (Requires shipping.)
Digital Bias Before & Scarf pattern with free adaptation. (Download)
I already purchased the pattern. Free digital adaptation only, please. (Download)
Size 6 beads (color 16037-Magic Bead).
COLOR: 36 Natural. The quintessential color of linen.
COLOR: 47 Terra Cotta. A little rosier than your average flower pot!
COLOR: 68 Steel Grey. Actually a soft, smokey lavender.
COLOR: 67 Seafoam Green. A cool clear wash of softest green.
COLOR: 57 French Blue. A cheerful nautical blue.
COLOR: 65 Golden Rod. Bright mustard with barely a hint of citron.
COLOR: 21 Cloud Grey. Pale grey with a hint of the palest blue.