Thursday, July 3, 2014

A Turquoise Scarf for the Summer


I started making a scarf last year at the beach, I love knitting at the beach.  However, the summer was waning and fall knitting was beckoning which left the half finished summer scarf in my yarn tub.  Fast forward nine months and the summer scarf began to call my name.  With my needles steadily clicking while my daughter was taking dance classes, I finished what has become my favorite scarf to date.  Originally I called it my yoga scarf, except I will never wear it to yoga, I come out of there way to sweaty.  I'm thinking that a summer turquoise scarf is probably more accurate, even if it doesn't sound as good.

Made with Spray by Scholler+Stahl, in turquoise, this scarf starts at point, widens, then tapers to another point.  The scarf is then picked up along a yarn over edge, from there a thin mesh panel is added before a lace edging finishes the garment.  This is very similar to my Lorene's Christmas Scarf.

Summer Turquoise Scarf

Materials:  4 skeins Spray by Scholler+Stahl in Turquoise
                 US 6 needles (4mm)

Gauge:  20 stitches by 24 rows to 4 inches (see my notes on gauge)

Finished Measurements:  13 inches wide and 82 inches long after blocking

k: knit
p: purl
s: slip stitch 
kfb: knit into the front and back of the stitch
yo: yarn over
ssk: slip two stitches knit wise onto needle, knit them together
k2t: knit two stitches together
sssk: slip 3 stitches together knit wise, k 3 stitches together
k3t: k 3 stitches together
psso: pass slipped stitch over 

CO 1

Increase Rows:
Row 1 (RS): kfb
Row 2 (and all even rows of body): purl
Row 3: k, yo, kfb
Row 5: k, yo, k to last stitch, kfb
Row 6: purl

Repeat rows 5 and 6 until 30 stitches are on the needle.  

Next row: k, yo, ssk, k to last 3 stitches, k2t, kfb
Next row: p

Repeat last 2 rows until scarf measures 66 inches (or whatever you would prefer)

Decrease Rows:

Row 1: k, yo, sssk, k to last 4 stitches, k3t, kfb
Row 2: p

Repeat rows decrease rows 1 and 2 until there are 6 stitches left on needle

Next row: k, yo, ssk, k2t
Next row: s, k3t, psso

Mesh Panel

Pick up along yarn over loops, while yarning over in between each picked up loop.

Row 1: k *yo, k2t* repeat ** across row
Row 2: k *yo, k2t* repeat ** across row

 Lace Edging

*****Correction!!! I needed to adjust my lace pattern directions vs. chart, I'm so sorry!!!!!****

CO 16 onto working needle (you will still have all your other stitches on this needle)

Row 1: k2, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo,k 2, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k, ssk (this ssk will connect your edging with the body of the scarf)
Row 2 (and all even rows): s, p across row
Row 3: k2, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k to last stitch, ssk
Row 5: k2, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k 4,  k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t yo, k, ssk
Row 7: k2, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k to last stitch, ssk
Row 9: k2, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k 6, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k, ssk
Row 11: k2, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k to last stitch, ssk
Row 13: k, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, k 5, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k, ssk
Row 15: k, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, k to last stitch, ssk
Row 17: k, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, k 3, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k, ssk
Row 19: k, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, k to last stitch, ssk
Row 21: k, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, k 1, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k, ssk
Row 23: k, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, yo, k2t, k to last stitch, ssk
For my fellow chart lovers:



I made 23 1/2 repeats of the pattern ending on row 12 then binding off.  Block the garment to desired measurements, I found it easiest to block in a circle.


 I love this drape of this scarf!

A special thanks to my lovely sister in law, Leslie, taking pictures for me!

Please excuse any grammatical errors, I am blogging with a migraine.


  1. Beautiful scarf. Thank you for the pattern.
    Hope the migraine soon goes.
    Carol xx

  2. Your scarf is just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I hope your migraine goes back to whatever hell it came from. . . .

  3. Thank you both so much, for both your scarf compliments and migraine ridding wishes!

  4. Hi Karly, this is a beautiful pattern! I just started it in a lovely yellow before realizing I don't understand the mesh panel steps. Do I pick up a row with the yarn overs and then do rows 1 and 2 or do I perform row 1 as I'm picking the stitches up?
    Thank you so much!

  5. HI! Great question! I'm sorry if the instructions weren't clear! You pick up the yarn overs (while yarning over between each picked up loop,) THEN you do rows 1 & 2. Hope this helps! Please feel free to ask more questions if need be.
    Take Care!

  6. hi karley!
    thank you for the pattern! i get the picking up loops and yarn over part. i don't understand rows 1 and 2 with the asterisks/ double asterisk. what is the pattern that i am repeating for these two rows? thanks! -dina

  7. Sorry it wasn't clear! It just means to repeat what is in the asterisks across the row. With row one (and two) you knit the first stitch, then yo, k2t, yo, k2t , continuing to yo then kt2 all the way across the row. Hope this helps!

  8. thank you so much!

  9. I am doing the turquoise shawl I co 16 then don't know what to do Do I just work those 6sts or go down the length of the shawl?
    Sue Droste

    1. 16 for the lace edging? You will knit row 1 of the lace edging across the 16 stitches. Your last stitch will be a ssk, which will attach the lace edge to the main body of the shawl. Does that help?

  10. Thanks so so much! Love this shawl. I, too, suffer from the same allergy and migraines. I love to knit but it is hard to find alternative yarn in a small town. I will definitely follow you for great ideas!

  11. This is gorgeous -- thanks so much! The size is perfect--wish I'd seen this before I got all my yarn for making Christmas presents. But there's always next year. :)

  12. As Spray by Schiller and Stahl is no longer available, can you tell me the yardage of that yarn ? I see three balls are required.

    I will assume that whatever replacement yarn is selected, the needle size indicated for that is the size to knit this pattern.

    Judy Donnelly