I am a personal fan of all things uncomplicated, especially when the results are delicate, deliciously textural, and beautiful. Enter the lovely Shea Scarf.

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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)┬áand I would rate this perfect for the beginner eager to add a new stitch to the┬árepertoire. No special tools, no complex or hard-to-follow charts, just pure knitting joy. You can get it for $4 on Ravelry ┬á(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!).

Shea Pattern Preview

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.

Shea Tutorial 1

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.

Shea Tutorial 2And that’s it. You may continue on your merrily-knitting way. As always, let me know if you have any questions! I hope you enjoy it!!

Now! Giveaway, too!! What a day! If you’d like to win a copy of Shea Scarf (digital), then leave a comment┬áhere on this blog post before midnight on Sunday (April 20th) and I’ll pick a winner Monday morning. ┬á Congrats to Elizabeth! ­čÖé

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2 thoughts on “Shea Scarf + Tutorial!

  • April 19, 2014 at 3:50 am
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    This looks like a fun scarf to do, I always love to learn a new stitch.

  • April 20, 2014 at 3:10 pm
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    What a fun looking scarf. Love how it shows off the yarn too!

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