Last week a friend asked if I would knit her a scarf.
I had just finished my Loreto cowl and hadn’t settled on my next project yet, so I said sure.
She wanted the colors purple and teal. After rummaging around a bit I gave her a few options and she selected a lovely shade of Araucania Yelcho yarn in color #1807, which includes both colors.
That was lucky because it meant I wouldn’t have to worry about making stripes. I could just happily knit away.
Yelcho is a 60% Wool, 20% Kid Mohair, 10% Silk, 10% Nylon blend so it is warm, soft, and crunchy all at the same time. There are a lot of fun textures going on with this yarn!
Each hank has 275 yards per 100g so I knew I’d only need one or two to make a good size scarf.
Yelcho Ribbed Scarf “pattern”
It’s a knit two, purl two scar, so I can hardly call it a pattern, but here goes.
Size: 5″ wide x 108″ long
Materials: Araucania Yelcho yarn, 2 hanks.
Needles: US 9 or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 30 sts = 4″ in K2, P2 rib, relaxed. 21 rows=4″
Cast on 36 sts
Work in Knit 2, Purl 2 rib until you run out of yarn or can’t stand it any more.
Bind off. Weave in ends.
After one hank the scarf was about 50″ long. That was a bit short for a scarf if you want to wrap it, in my opinion, so I added the second hank. Of course, you can always use one hank, sew the ends together, and call it a cowl.
I didn’t add fringe because my friend isn’t fringe type. If you want fringe I suggest you cut them before you get started. Then you can happily knit the scarf until you run out of yarn without worrying about leaving enough for the fringe.
Other Project Ideas
For a more challenging scarf pattern, check out the lace scarf and snood by Jenny Watson in the Fall 2011 Araucania book.
Yelcho also looks great when crocheted.
This stunning crocheted dress is a free pattern on our website. A cabled edging and shell stitch bands make this dress a stand out. It is worked flat and seamed, which helps add stability.
You can add the dress to your Ravelry queue here.
It took me just over a week to knit the scarf for my friend. If you start now, you’ll be able to get a lot of wear out of it before the spring!