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Pretty Perfect Square Pattern

Pretty Perfect Square Pattern





The Design

“Infinite styling possibilities.”

This simple, lightweight knit square mimics the shape and scale of a classic silk scarf. I-cord edgings and bind-off details create the look of a hand-rolled hem. This pattern is more of a ‘recipe’, really, with details given for three variations and tips on how to create your own.

We knit our Pretty Perfect Squares in a couple of our favorite lace-weight, mohair-and-silk blends—Rowan Rowan Kidsilk Haze and Shibui Silk Cloud.

This four-page pattern includes:

  • Color photography by Laura Gehring
  • Notes on lace-weight yarns and getting gauge
  • Basic recipe for knitting a square
  • Instructions for finishing and blocking your piece.

See how we've used this pattern!

The Details

This scarf can be made in any size you like; samples shown measure approx. 24 (30, 36)"/61 (76, 91.5)cm square, after blocking.

Approx. 1 yd/m of lace-weight mohair per knitted square 1"/2.5cm.
24"/61cm square shown in 2-color even stripes in light grey and white, using approx. 465 yds/425m Shibui Silk Cloud (330 yds/300m each); 1 skein each Colors A=2003, Ash and B=2180, White.
30"/76cm square shown in 4-color uneven stripes in red, purple, yellow, and grey, using approx. 752 yds/688m Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/210m each); 1 skein each Colors A=682, B=595, C=684, and D=676.
36"/91.5cm square shown color-blocked in purple, pink and orange, using approx. 1050 yds/960m Rowan Kidsilk Haze (229 yds/210m each); 3 skeins Color A=580, 2 skeins Color B=641 and 1 skein (or approx 12yds/m) Color C=683.

US 3 (3.25mm) circular needle (to knit off both ends), or size to get gauge.
US G/6 (4mm) crochet hook for provisional cast-on.
Smooth fine yarn (knotting cord or Perle Cotton work well) for provisional cast-on.
Locking marker.
Fine blunt darning needle to finish.
Fine gauge blocking wires and T-pins; or lots of fork blocking pins.

24 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking. Row gauge determined from swatch.

Don’t skip the swatching on this one! Though it's a simple stockinette square, swatching will give you an opportunity to practice techniques, make sure you love your fabric and calculate how many rows you'll need to get a perfect square. You will also be able to play with colors and striping sequences, so you're sure to love your finished product. We've provided details for the samples shown, but have also given you a basic recipe to follow so that you can create your own unique variations.

Digital Pretty Perfect Square pattern. (Download)

Printed Pretty Perfect Square pattern. (Requires shipping.)