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Alexandra's Airplane Scarf - Silk Cloud Version

Alexandra's Airplane Scarf - Silk Cloud Version

"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!

Pick up the pattern below and choose a fun color from our selection of Silk Cloud; you'll need 3 skeins to make the size shown. If you want to see all the colors available, just head over to the Shibui Silk Cloud page.

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

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.

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.

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

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.