Knit a mohair scarf or wrap

This cosy scarf or wrap is knit from just one or two balls of luxurious Rowan Kidsilk Haze – it's an affordable luxury project that's perfect for intermediate knitters.

Knit a mohair scarf or wrap: 1 of 2
Fairylike billows of Rowan Kidsilk Haze are fashioned into a feather-light scarf or wrap using three lace patterns: knot stitch, crossed eyelet stitch, and a swirl border. Perfect for an intermediate knitter who wants to try lacework, this delicate, weblike design works up quickly and uses only a few balls of luxurious yarn, though it can be made to any desired length or width.

• 1 (2) 25 g balls Rowan Kidsilk Haze, shade 590 Pearl
• 1 pair size 10 (6 mm) knitting needles
• 1 size 9 (5.5 mm) circular needle (sharp-pointed for lacework), 24 ins (60 cm) long
• Stitch markers
• Row counter

Scarf: Approximately 11 ins (28 cm) wide, length adjustable
Wrap: Approximately 30 x 60 ins (76 x 142 cm) blocked

12 sts and 16 rows = 3 x 3-1/2 ins (7.5 x 8.75 cm) over unblocked knot-stitch pattern using a size 9 circular needle or the size required to obtain the correct gauge.

LHN: left-hand needle
RHN: right-hand needle
PM: place marker
SM: slip marker
Sl1P: slip 1 purlwise
skpo: slip one stitch, knit one stitch, pass slipped stitch over
C4B: Place RHN in front of first 2 sts on LHN, insert RHN into front of next 2 sts on LHN from right to left. Slide all 4 sts off LHN, keeping original 2 sts on RHN and slipping first 2 sts off LHN. Place the loose 2 sts back on LHN, then replace the pair of sts from RHN, thereby crossing them over the sts already on LHN. Knit these 4 sts.

The first set of figures refers to the scarf while the figures in parentheses ( ) refer to the wrap. Where only one figure is given, this applies to both the scarf and the wrap.

The number of stitches changes over the rows.

Slip the markers when working across the rows.

Knot-stitch sample swatch
Cast on a multiple of 3 sts (12 sts are used for this sample swatch).
Row 1 (RS): Knit.
Row 2: K2, *yo, K3, then use the tip of LHN to lift the first knit stitch of the 3 sts just worked over the last two knit sts; rep from * to last st, K1.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: K1, *K3, then use the tip of LHN to lift the first knit stitch of the 3 sts just worked over the last two knit sts, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
These four rows form the knot-stitch pattern.

Scarf and wrap
Using size 10 needles and the cable method, cast on 13 sts for swirl border, PM, 12 (60) sts for centre panel of scarf (wrap), PM, 13 sts for swirl border. 38 (86) sts for scarf (wrap).

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Excerpted from Pretty Knits: 30 Designs from Loop in London, copyright 2007 by Susan Cropper. Excerpted with permission from Potter Craft, a division of Random House, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced except with permission in writing from the publisher.

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