Knitted in Rowan’s beautiful Alpaca Classic this long narrow accessory is more scarf than shawl making it more versatile to wear - both warm and light.
Rowan’s Alpaca Classic has a chain construction with alpaca fibres surrounding a cotton core. This not only makes it super lightweight but also allows for some tonal variation in the shade, as the dye reacts to the different fibres.
To show off this floaty quality, we’ve taken a popular laceweight shop pattern (read more about that here) and modified it to give a simpler edge.
This shawl is more scarf like because it grows quickly at each edge. This rapid increase is achieved with a KYOK stitch.
If you’re unfamiliar with this stitch, don’t worry, it’s explained in the pattern. You’re basically working into a stitch three times to make more stitches.
The edge is a simple double yarn over (that gives it bigger holes than a single yarn over), again instructions are in the pattern.
Obviously, because of the long nature of this scarf, you need to use circular needles. At least 80cm long.
We used a Grey Pink combo, shades 102, 101 and 124. See our full shade range here.
You can download a copy here
Measures - approx. 180cm, 45cm at deepest
Yarn - Rowan Alpaca Classic x 3 balls
Needles - circular 4.5mm x 80cm (at least). Click for our circular needle range.
you will also need a wool needle
Techniques - cast on; work flat - back and forth; knit; purl; increase by knitting into front and back (KFB); decrease by knitting 2 together (K2tog); increase - knit, yarn over, knit into same stitch (KYOK); yarn overs (YO); double yarn over(2YO); cast off loosely.
New for September 2023.
We now have a cowl in Rowan Alpaca Classic. You can read about it here. It too uses 3 colours of Alpaca Classic.
We've put together new kits which have 3 balls of Rowan Alpaca Classic and a copy of the Alpaca Scarf and Alpaca Cowl pattern. You choose which one you'd like to knit. Just add needles.
If you want to knit the Scarf you will need 4.5mm circular needle (at least 80cm long).
And if you want to knit the Cowl you will need 4mm x 60cm circular needle.
And if you buy a kit you get 10% off compared to buying the yarn separately.
You are buying a kit not a finished item.
This kit includes the yarn and pattern to make either a scarf or a cowl using Rowan Alpaca Classic. You just need to add needles.
If you want to knit the Scarf you will need 4.5mm circular needle (at least 80cm long). And if you want to knit the Cowl you will need 4mm x 60cm circular needle.
We’ve put together 6 colour combos... the original Pink Lips Pop and Verdigris Pop used in our shop samples, and a fresh Spring Green, warm Copper Rose, Grellow and Scandi Light.
We have more shades of Rowan Alpaca Classic in stock if you would rather pick your own colour combos, you can see them here.
Yarn - Rowan Alpaca Classic, 25g (120m/131yards) x 3 balls
Two patterns - Alpaca Shawl and Alpaca Cowl. You will have enough yarn to knit only ONE of these accessories. You will have yarn leftover from the Cowl. You could knit a pair of Simple Fingerless Mitts (pattern not included).
Remember you will also need a 4.5mm circular needle (at least 80cm long) to knit the Scarf or a 4mm x 40 or 60cm circular needle to knit the Cowl.
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