Alexandra's Short Hop Airplane Scarf Using Sesia Bluebell
When Boston-based author and long-time Churchmouse friend, Alexandra Dane attended a writing retreat in Seattle, she stopped by the shop wearing a scarf that turned our heads. It was just the kind of thing we love—simple, simple, simple! Just a sheer tube pressed flat, we’ve knit it again and again. This time, we’ve knit it with a wee bit less length—an Airplane Scarf for a short hop!
In Sesia Bluebell, this scarf is silky, sheer, and—touched with a sequin here and there—shimmery! An airy DK-weight, Bluebell has a soft halo (thanks to super kid mohair), a wonderful strength (thanks to polyester), and a beautiful luster (thanks to silk). A scattering of sequins adds sparkle in just the right places!
Approx. 13"/33cm across (26"/66cm circumference) by 42"/106cm long, after blocking.
4 skeins Sesia Bluebell (136 yds/125m each). Shown in color 956, Burgundy.
Or approx. 544 yds/497m of an equivalent lace-weight mohair yarn.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 8 (5mm) 16-24"/40-60cm circular needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Darning needle to finish.
Blocking wires and/or pins, steam iron and press cloth, for blocking.
Approx. 18 sts/25 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch worked in the round, after blocking.
This is our "Short Hop" Airplane scarf for those quick trips or just a scarf that's fits around your neck or shoulders. Tie it in a knot or secure it with a pin.
Cut out the sequins with some fine sharp scissors when weaving in your ends, so much easier!
The Free Adaptation
Digital Alexandra's Airplane Scarf pattern. (Download)
Printed Alexandra's Airplane Scarf pattern. (Requires shipping.)
COLOR: 4 skeins of 1355 Champagne. Light grey.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 349 Rose Beige. Champagne.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 8030 Taupe. Dark brownish grey.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 956 Burgundy. Royal purple.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 8463 Silver. Medium silvery grey.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 8461 Titanium. Dark grey.
COLOR: 4 skeins of 8067 Onyx. Pure black.
COLOR: 4 skeins of D057 Copper. Rusty orange.
COLOR: 51 Pearly White. Gleaming white.
COLOR: 1115 Light Blue. Frosty pale blue.
COLOR: 1764 Seashell. Dusty rose.
COLOR: 9080 Natural. Gentle creamy white.
COLOR: 5040 Fire. Warm chili pepper red.