A just-right spring scarf always carries an inherent levity: It’s not there because you need it to be but because you want it to be. Our soft and breezy Little Mitered Stripes Scarf is the perfect breath-of-fresh-air as the days get longer, the knitwear lighter.
Slender two-row garter stitch stripes vibe off each other, an optical play that mirrors a playful construction: You cast on for both ends of the scarf plus the long edge in between, make a double decrease every other row at each mitered corner, then cast off along the other long edge. Sounds crazy, but it’s not!
It’s all knit up in our fan favorite Line Weight, dozens of colors in a simple single-ply 100% merino. Pick your pair for this project and there you have a stunning scarf to usher in the season of new beginnings!
Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.
To knit your own Little Mitered Stripes Scarf, you will need…
- Color A: 2 skeins of Purl Soho’s Line Weight, 100% merino wool. Each skein is 494 yards; approximately 677 yards required. We used Reed Gray.
- Color B: 2 skeins of Line Weight, approximately 628 yards required. We used Bright Flamingo.
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The Little Mitered Stripes Scarf features color beautifully! Here’s a few ideas to inspire you…
Wheat Flour + Lotus Flower
Color A: Wheat Flour; Color B: Lotus Flower
Wheat Flour + Cosmic Yellow
Color A: Wheat Flour; Color B: Cosmic Yellow
Heirloom White + True Turquoise
Color A: Heirloom White; Color B: True Turquoise
Heirloom White + River Rock
Color A: Heirloom White; Color B: River Rock
28 stitches and 60 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
Finished Dimensions: 13 inches wide x 68 inches long
S2kp (slip 2, knit 1, psso): Slip 2 stitches together knitwise with yarn in back, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over knit stitch and off right needle. [2 stitches decreased]
For additional help, please visit our S2kp Tutorial.
With Color A, cast on 660 stitches. TIP: When you’re casting on so many stitches, it really helps to place a marker or piece of scrap yarn every 50 stitches. That way, when you lose count (which you will!), you won’t have to recount all the stitches. (Remember to remove the markers when you work the first row.)
Set-Up Row (wrong side): Slip 1 knitwise with yarn in front (wyif); with Color A, k90, place marker (pm), knit to last 94 stitches, pm, knit to end of row.
Row 1 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise wyif, bring Color A to back of work; with Color B, [knit to 3 stitches before next marker, s2kp (see Notes), remove marker, k1, place marker (pm)] twice, knit to end of row. [4 stitches decreased]
Row 2 (wrong side): Slip 1 knitwise wyif; with Color B, knit to end of row.
Row 3 (right side): Slip 1 knitwise wyif, bring Color B to back of work; with Color A, [knit to 3 stitches before next marker, s2kp, remove marker, k1, pm] twice, knit to end of row. [4 stitches decreased]
Row 4 (wrong side): Slip 1 knitwise wyif; with Color A, knit to end of row.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until, with right side facing you, 4 stitches remain to right of right stitch marker and 1 stitch remains to left of left stitch marker, ending with Row 4. [300 stitches remain]
Next Row (right side): Slip 1 knitwise wyif, bring Color A to back of work; with Color B, s2kp (removing marker), knit to 3 stitches before next marker, s2kp (removing marker), k1. [296 stitches remain]
Next Row (wrong side): Slip 1 knitwise wyif; with Color B, knit to end of row.
Cut Colors A and B.
Next Round (right side): With right side of work facing you and with new strand of Color A, start at bottom right corner and use right end of circular needles to pick up and knit 91 stitches along right-hand selvage (as shown above); knit across 296 live stitches; pick up and knit 91 stitches along left-hand selvage. [478 total stitches]
Next Round (wrong side): Slip 1 knitwise wyif; with Color A, knit to end of row.
With right side facing you, bind off knitwise.
Weave in ends and block as desired.