Essential Striped Scarf by Xandy Peters

Essential Striped Scarf

November 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in lattice stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
550 - 570 yards (503 - 521 m)
8.5" (22cm) wide and 80" (203cm) long rectangle. (adjustable)
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This scarf came about after I discovered the incredible Pepperberry Knits Mini Skein Fun Size Bundles. They are not quite enough to make a full scarf, so I also bought a full skein in a harmonious color. I was really looking to make a self indulgent, special yet practical scarf, but the result is just too good to keep for myself.

Of course you can make this scarf in any yarn that you have - the size is easy to adjust - but why not go for the soft and fluffy cashmere?

This scarf is knit in a lattice stitch. Videos of basic lattice knitting techniques can be found online here. Though it is a light and open stitch the cashmere blooms nicely and fills the holes while preserving the interesting texture of the stitches The fringes are made of i-cords giving them a bit of body and a fun unconventional look.

Since each Fun Size Bundle is slightly different, color order is not important, I just tried to mix the colors up as much as possible.

Edited by Liz Rolle
Photos by Beth Shepherd Peters

Finished Size: 8.5” (22cm) wide and 80” (203cm) long rectangle.

Yarn: 1 skein Pepperberry Knits 100% Cashmere Sport Soft Spun Solid, 230 yards (210m) per 50g. Shown in colorway Spring.
1 set (8 mini skeins) Pepperberry Knits Mini Skein Fun Size Bundles Sport, 360 yards (329m) per 80g. Shown in colorway Artist.

Needles: Size 5 (3.75mm) 40” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 15 sts x 12 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in lattice stitch after washing.

Other Materials: Blocking surface, pins, sewing needle.