Yarn Harlot’s one-row scarf

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This is Stephanie Pearl-McPhee a/k/a Yarn Harlot‘s popular one-row scarf, available free on her blog. It is, she kids us not, one row repeated over and over until your yarn runs out or your interest wanes. I’m a big fan of rhythmic easy patterns that give a lot of bang for the buck and this is one. It’s shown here in one strand of Misti Alpaca Handpaint worsted, in what seems to be a discontinued colorway (5939), held with a strand of Cascade Yarns Kid Seta (a 70% mohair, 30% silk mix) in colorway 27. I cast on 26 stitches on size 9 US needles and ended up with a 61 inch scarf. A very satisfying quick knit.

It isn’t always predictable how two yarns will knit up together. I found it surprising that the Kid Seta darkened the alpaca to the extent it did. This is the Kid Seta and the alpaca in their “before” state.

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Here is the same scarf, this time knitted on size 8’s with a 30 stitch cast on, in one skein of Mountain Colors Mountain Goat in the sagebrush colorway. Mountain Goat is a wonderful lush 55% mohair, 45% wool mix. The 230 yard skein yielded a 52 inch scarf. That’s a bit short, but still very serviceable.

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4 thoughts on “Yarn Harlot’s one-row scarf

  1. I really enjoy your blog! I have some pink Kid Seta that my friend and I were going to knit a very basic light scarf with large needles, but haven’t gotten to it in the past two years! Maybe I need to do something else with it…

  2. @Jenny—thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. It’s a great pattern. And I really enjoyed combining the Kid Seta with another yarn.

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