Maybe if you live in Cairo, a camel is not so uncommon a thing, but for New Yorkers your best chance of getting close to a camel is at the zoo… Or at Purl Soho! Our new Camel yarn from Lanecardate is 100% camel and 100% special.
This Camel yarn has a lofty chainette construction, which makes it especially toasty and also lends itself to pretty stitch patterns, like the one we used in our stunning Double Seed Stitch Scarf. In the only color nature intended, camel, this scarf’s rich color and beautiful texture make it a true classic.
Fine camel yarn comes from the animals’ downy inner coats, which are as soft and warm as cashmere. And so, although we love the fun of trying this off-the-beaten-path fiber, even more, we love its softness, beauty, and intrinsic warmth. Thank you, camels! -Laura
19 stitches = 4 inches in stitch pattern
Finished Dimensions: 9 ½ inches wide x 78 inches long
Cast on 45 stitches.
Row 1: K1, *p1, k1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: Repeat Row 1.
Row 3: K2, *p1, k1 repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 4: Repeat Row 3.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until piece measures approximately 78 inches from cast-on edge, ending with Row 3.
On the next row, bind off in pattern.
Weave in your ends and block as desired.
Update: Our Double Seed Stitch Scarf In Serpentina!
September 30, 2019
Manos del Uruguay’s Serpentina is equally beautiful and festive! We used three skeins of the color Georgia for our classic Double Seed Stitch Scarf. You’ll need the same US 8 needles as well as the pattern as written above. Simply knit as written until the piece measures 78 inches from the cast-on edge before binding off. Lovely!