pink and grey scarf


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.


pink and grey scarf


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.


pink and grey scarf


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. 

grey and pink scarf


We used a Grey Pink combo, shades 102, 101 and 124. See our full shade range here.


pink and grey scarf


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.


cowl worn 4 ways


We now have a Cowl and a Striped Scarf in Rowan Alpaca Classic. They both use 3 colours of Alpaca Classic.

We've put together new kits which have 3 balls of Rowan Alpaca Classic and a copy of both the Scarves and Alpaca Cowl pattern. You choose which one you'd like to knit. Just add needles. 

If you want to knit a 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.

Fiona Wright
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