Spring Ruched Neck Warmer Scarf – Begins

Pink Malabrigo Baby Merino Lace Weight Scarf

Neck Warmer Scarf in Progress

Spring is coming to a shop window near you and it’s colored pink and grey this season. Note to self, knit something in pink or grey to lull me into believing that spring is here despite the  winter weather that keeps hovering over the New York City area.

To this end, I bought some Malabrigo lace weight baby merino at Annie & Company on the upper east side in a lilac linen. It’s a pale purplish pink and will make a wonderful wisp of a scarf while keeping my neck warm.

Inspired by the Knitty Citron scarf that I made my mother out of Spirit Trails Lace Weight Merino, I am going to make a short oblong scarf by knitting sideways. To this end, I made a small swatch to determine the needle size and a guess estimate of stitches.  Once I’m finished, I’ll write up the instructions so that you can give it a whirl yourselves.

I love the feel of the yarn it’s soooo soft and relatively easy to see for a laceweight. The unpplied strands can vary in thickness. The ruching gives a see through quality to part of the scarf.  Since it’s essentially a stocking knit stitch, it’s a great small carry around project.

Happy knitting, Knitted Yarns Editor-in-Chief

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