I am a personal fan of all things uncomplicated, especially when the results are delicate, deliciously textural, and beautiful. Enter the lovely Shea Scarf.
Didn’t my model, the amazing Lorien, do a fabulous job? 🙂
This charming little number is knit up in Knit Picks Diadem, an insanely soft fingering weight yarn. It takes only one skein (315 yards/288 m of yarn) and I would rate this perfect for the beginner eager to add a new stitch to the repertoire. No special tools, no complex or hard-to-follow charts, just pure knitting joy. You can get it for $4 on Ravelry (Psst! It’s on sale RIGHT NOW for $3 until Saturday night) or $3.99 at Knit Picks (go ahead and pair it up with Diadem; you won’t regret it!).
But, wait! I promised a knitting tutorial, didn’t I? If you are a bit intimidated by the term “right wrap” in the pattern, these step-by-step instructions will erase all fear. No worries – you will master it in one shot. Let’s get started, shall we?
Right Wrap Tutorial
Step 1: Work to where the Right Wrap will go. You’ll notice it is the two stitches before the wrap worked on the previous right side row.
Step 2: Insert your right hand needle into the second stitch.
Step 3: Lift that second stitch up and over the first stitch.
Step 4: Don’t drop it off the needle. Just set that stitch down in front of the first stitch and hold it in place with your finger.
Step 5: Knit into the stitch you just strategically place like normal; go ahead and pull that stitch off the left hand needle.
Step 6: This isn’t really a step, just a pausing place for you to see how it looks. You’ll notice the stitch you just knit is wrapped around the old first stitch.
Step 7: Now knit what was once the first stitch like normal. Go ahead and pull that stitch off the left hand needle.
Step 8: Again, not a step, but a good spot for you to get a close look at the results where you can see the wrap sitting right below the needles.
Now! Giveaway, too!! What a day! If you’d like to win a copy of Shea Scarf (digital), then leave a comment here on this blog post before midnight on Sunday (April 20th) and I’ll pick a winner Monday morning. Congrats to Elizabeth! 🙂