It may have taken me 20 minutes to complete each row of this scarf, but some things, like this scarf, are worth the time. I set out to make a scarf with very particular criteria; amazingly soft, thin, a simple stitch and an incredible drape. The yarn and stitch pattern all came together to deliver a most delicious scarf.
Let’s talk about the yarn first. It’s two skeins of Worthy by Blue Moon Fiber Arts–65% cashmere, 35% silk. Hand-dyed to be the colorway, “The green that sings.” I bought it online without touching it first. Risky, but I knew the combination could not fail. I was not disappointed. If I could, I’d make myself pajamas out of this yarn. I just want to wrap myself up in it! Amazingly soft…check.
It’s fingering weight knit on size US 6 needles. Thin…check.
The drape is absolutely luscious. It is 35% silk, after all. It falls like lace–light and airy. Incredible drape…check.
The pattern is linen stitch. The wrapped stitches create a very flat fabric. It doesn’t curl so no edging interrupts the flow of the pattern. And it’s beautiful on both sides. Simple stitch…check.
Smile on the recipient’s face that melts my heart…check.
Should you like to make this scarf yourself, here’s the details:
Finished size: 7.5″x72″
Cast on 630 sts (or any even number)
Row 1 (RS): Slp 1, *k1, slp 1 wyif, k1, rep from * to end.
Row 2: Slp 1, *p1, slp 1 wyib, rep from * until 1 st remains, k1.
Repeat these two rows until work measures 7.5″ or desired width.