Knitting

Bellis Cancellos Keyhole Scarf

 

This gorgeous knit scarf takes good advantage of the depth of color in this alpaca yarn. The stitch, which is a modified staggered Daisy or Marguerite Stitch, offers a ton of texture which also allows the colors in the yarn to come through and shine.

 

This post is part of the Autumn Accessories 2021 Make A Long, sponsored by King Cole Yarns,

I love to work with alpaca because it is super soft so it’s great to wear against the skin – in this case the neck. It’s also super warm so a little fabric goes a long way. Use the keyhole opening to adjust this short scarf around your neck to adjust your temperature when you are out in the weather!

Finished Size:

8” wide x 44” long, after blocking

 

Materials:

3 skeins King Cole Baby Alpaca Dk (100% alpaca/50g/100yds) in #664 Damson

Knitting needles size US 4/3.50mm or size needed to obtain gauge

Find King Cole yarns at your local yarn store or at LoveCrafts.com

Gauge:

22 sts x 28 rows = 4/10 cm after blocking

Note on gauge: Alpaca tends to loosen up during blocking and in use which is why this project is knit to a relatively tight gauge. If you don’t want to block your swatch (and I know some of you don’t J) be aware the scarf looks too narrow and too long and a little curly before blocking. I really really really recommend wet blocking this before wear.

Abbreviations:

DS – daisy stitch (see Special Stitches)

K – knit

P – purl

Rep – repeat

St(s) – stitch(es)

Tog – together

 

Special Stitches:

Daisy Stitch- (k, yo, k) in next 3 sts together

 

 

Scarf:

First Border:

Cast on 45 sts.

Knit 6 rows for garter stitch border.

 

Pattern Stitch Section:

Row 1 (WS): K3, p across until 3 sts remain, k3.

Row 2 (RS): K3, *DS, k3. Rep from * across.

Row 3: Rep Row 1.

Row 4: K6, *DS, k3. Rep from * across until 3 sts remain, k3.

 

Rep Rows 1 – 4 for pattern until work measures approximately 24” ending with a RS Row. To be honest, I just knit until I finished the second ball of yarn!

 

Keyhole:

Rows 1 – 6: Knit.

Row 7 (WS): K12, bind off 21, knit to end.

Row 8 (RS): K12, cast on 21 sts, knit to end.

Rows 9 – 14: Knit.

 

Resume Pattern Stitch Section and work until work measures, 10” or desired length paste keyhole opening, making sure you have at least 10 yards of yarn left for the Second Border, ending with a RS row.

 

Second Border:

Knit 5 rows, bind off knitwise.

 

Finishing:

Wet block.

Weave in all ends.

Free Knitting Pattern in Daisy or Marguerite Stitch, video tutorial available, keyhole scarf in King Cole Baby Alpaca DK

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