This is a scarf in the perfect size – not too big, but big enough to keep you warm. The scarf is inspired by the nets that fishermen all over the world use to make a living and feed their families. The design is made with a simple lace pattern and twisted stitches to resemble the structure of a fishing net.
The scarf is light and warm and has a masculine appearance. The point in the middle gives warmth to the top of the chest, and the scarf is tied around the neck by putting the end through the hole and making a knot, adjusting to desired closeness around the neck.
Techniques and difficulty rating
It is knitted lengthwise with one strand of yarn. We start with a long tail cast on and increase along the bottom edge. At approx. 84 cm the hole is made by casting off in the middle of the row. On the next row new stitches are made with a crochet hook. Then decreases are made along the bottom edge before the last stitches are bound off.
You must know, or be willing to learn, how to cast on, cast off, make increases and decreases and cast on onto the needle using a crochet hook. The pattern consists of twisted stitches. There is no seaming apart from weaving in ends.
I provide a serial of tutorials to support you along the way with the different techniques, and I’m certain the scarf will become a dear friend of your wardrobe.
The scarf has no right or wrong side and can therefore be worn with either side showing. So it’s worthwhile to weave your ends in invisibly and close to the edges, and use split splicing if you can.
The scarf is worked on 3.5 mm needles, and requires a bit of patience as the twisted stitches take a little longer. The project is suitable for bringing along when commuting as you’ll quickly memorize the pattern.
The scarf comes in one size for adults. However, I provide instructions on how to customize the scarf if you fancy a smaller or larger garment.
28 sts x 24 rows = 10x10 cm in pattern on 3.5 mm needles after blocking (steam the work carefully and pat it out so the stitches lay nicely and evenly).
The yarn is Loch Lomond Bio from BC Yarn, 100 % organic wool with GOTS certification. The light woolen yarn comes in an array of beautiful colors with a tweed look. One hank has 50 grams and 150 m in it.
You will need 4 hanks.
I really like the yarn. It’s soft after being washed, it’s gentle to your skin and the colours are incredible.
Remember to make a gauge swatch to ensure the size of your garment.
The pattern is available in Danish and English. Upon purchasing, you receive an e-mail with a link to the pattern in both languages.