Striped Linen Stitch Scarf Using Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca
Our fervent love of linen stitch continues. This four-color scarf takes on a convincingly woven look. Knitted length-wise, with knotted self-fringe, it looks like it’s right off the loom. The ‘wrong’ side has a more knitterly seed stitch look that’s gorgeous, too. Plus, the seemingly random striping sequences are handsome on men and women.
For a scarf with next-to-the-skin softness, we love Blue Sky Fibers' Baby Alpaca. This plush, sport-weight fiber is spun from 100% baby alpaca. And the palette! Every heathered color has a quiet complexity—and linen stitch provides the perfect canvas to play with subtle shading or striking stripes.
Approx 6½ x 68"/17 x 173cm without fringe, after blocking.
5 skeins Blue Sky Fiber's Baby Alpaca (110 yds/100m each): 2 skeins Color A, 1 skein each Colors B-D. Shown in colorway Referee: A=510 Black, B=507 Light Grey, C=508 Medium Grey, D=509 Dark Grey.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 9 (5.5mm) 24"/60cm or longer circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
US 8 (5mm) needle, or one size smaller than gauge needle, for I-cord bind-off.
Approx. 10 yds/m smooth DK-weight waste yarn for provisional cast-on.
2 locking stitch markers. Darning needle to finish.
Approx. 22 sts/38 rows = 4"/10cm in linen stitch, after blocking.
Note: Use Color A to swatch. You should have plenty.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
Digital Striped Linen Stitch Wrap & Scarf pattern. (Download)
Printed Striped Linen Stitch Wrap & Scarf pattern. (Requires shipping.)
COLORWAY: Referee (2 skeins Black, 1 skein each Light Grey, Medium Grey, Dark Grey).
COLORWAY: Halftime (2 skeins Dark Grey, 1 skein each Taupe, Red, Currant).
COLORWAY: Fieldgoal (2 skeins Denim, 1 skein each Cornflower, Natural White, Medium Grey).