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Alexandra's Airplane Scarf Using Shibui Silk Cloud

Alexandra's Airplane Scarf Using Shibui Silk Cloud

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The Design

"Silky-sheer bliss."

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 of lace-weight mohair pressed flat, we have knit it again and again. It’s the perfect accessory to work on or wear for cross country flights. We’re so glad Alex shared it with all of us.

In Shibui Silk Cloud, this scarf becomes silky-sheer bliss. A miraculous silk and kid mohair blend, this fiber lends a weightless luster to the floaty fabric emerging from your needles. We used three skeins of Silk Cloud in our favorite deep black, but this simple scarf will shine in any and all of Shibui’s glowing colors. In fact, Alex says says her ‘girls’ (sisters, daughters, cousins) have an Airplane Scarf color swap every year to change up their wardrobes. We might have to orchestrate a swap of our own!

The Details

FINISHED SIZE
Approx. 13"/33cm across (26"/66cm circumference) by 60"/152cm long, after blocking.

YARN
3 skeins Shibui Silk Cloud (330 yds/300m each). Sample shown in 2001 Abyss.
Or approximately 990yds/900m of an equivalent lace-weight mohair yarn.

YOU'LL ALSO NEED
US 8 (5mm) 16"/40cm circular needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Darning needle to finish.
Blocking wires (optional) and/or pins, steam iron and press cloth, for blocking.

GAUGE
Approx. 18 sts/25 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch worked in the round, after blocking.

KNITTER'S NOTES
To wear as a cowl, reach inside and pull one end through to meet the other; slip over your head.

Digital Alexandra's Airplane Scarf pattern. (Download)

Printed Alexandra's Airplane Scarf pattern. (Requires shipping.)

COLOR: 2001 Abyss. Deep black.

COLOR: 103 Apple. Bold chartreuse.

COLOR: 2018 Bordeaux. Rich maroon.

COLOR: 2035 Fog. Cool greeny-grey.

COLOR: 2027 Pool. Cool, almost electric teal.

COLOR: 2031 Poppy. Bright salmon.

COLOR: 2038 Cove. True teal.

COLOR: 2037 Tango. Cherry red.

COLOR: 106 Raspberry. Bright raspberry pink.

COLOR: 2003 Ash. Palest grey.

COLOR: 115 Brick. Red-orange.

COLOR: 13 Caffeine. Delicate khaki.

COLOR: 2032 Field. Olive-drab green.

COLOR: 2012 Fjord. Elegant muted teal blue.

COLOR: 2010 Flaxen. Delicate muted ochre.

COLOR: 2002 Graphite. Steely blue-grey.

COLOR: 2004 Ivory. Creamy white.

COLOR: 2022 Mineral. Warm medium-grey.

COLOR: 2016 Suit. Muted navy.

COLOR: 11 Tar. Dark charcoal-grey.

COLOR: 2017 Velvet. Rich regal purple.

COLOR: 2041 Pollen. Brassy-green goldenrod.

COLOR: 2034 Blueprint. Electric blue.

COLOR: 2039 Imperial. Plummy purple.

COLOR: 2180 White. Bright white.

COLOR: 2181 Bone. Bone white.

COLOR: 2182 Shore. Deep sky blue.

COLOR: 2183 Petal. Bright rosy pink.

COLOR: 2185 Deep Water. Ocean blue.

COLOR: 2186 Dusk. Purplish navy.

LIMITED EDITION COLOR: 2187 Ember. Bright reddish orange.

COLOR: 2206 Black Plum (Limited color). A color inspired by the fruit at it's most perfect ripeness.

COLOR: 2207 Vintage Rose (Limited color). A pinkish-mauve color inspired by a favorite lipstick.

COLOR: 2208 Glacier (Limited color). A color inspired by the reflections of sky and water on a cold, clear day.

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