Open Weave Scarf Head Wrap
This is a great accessory from Authentic Knitting Board. Once you have knit it once, you can do many variations. It also makes a wonderful Holiday gift, and it can be knit up in a matter of hours. The entire garment is knit in Stockinette Stitch, and consists of two triangles. It’s the yarn that gives it the wonderful, swirly edges.
- Yarn: Rowan Donegal lambswool-100% pure new wool, (5) skeins at 25 grams each.
- Knitting board spacers 1-1/4” spacing. This is widest spacing on wood adjustable spacer. Need 4” bolts for knitting board.
Gauge 2.5 stitches=1”
This scarf/shawl will flow best if you keep your tension loose and your decrease snug.
Instructions for each triangle: (knit 2)
- Cast on (72) stitches. Place thick yarn for anchor yarn.
- Decrease (1) stitch at beginning of every row on both boards, beginning of rows only. Do not decrease on back end of board.
- Continue this for (60) rows.
- You now have (12) stitches remaining on board.
- Decrease (2) stitches at beginning of next row.
- Continue this decrease until you have just (2) stitches remaining. Bind Off.
- Leave approximately 26” of yarn on piece for sewing.
- Loosely crochet all stitches off anchor yarn. Remove anchor yarn by gently pulling from the knitting.
- Finishing: With short sides together, use end of yarn to loosely sew pieces together. A
- whip stitch will create the softest joint without any seam lines.
- Variations: To make a longer shawl that will drape nicely to hip, you will knit more rows.
- Change the Decrease: Decrease (1) stitch at beginning of (2) rows.
- Knit one regular row with no decrease.
- Repeat these (3) rows until you have knit a total of (90) rows.
- You now have (30) stitches on board.
- Decrease every row until you have (2) stitches remaining. Bind Off.