SPIN STITCH SCARF AND PONCHO
Brand: Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Skill Level: Intermediate
Pattern Type(s): Scarf, Poncho
To Fit Size:
Scarf: Small, Large
Poncho: S/M, L/XL
Scarf: Small, approx. 10½ x 55”/27 x 140cm. Large, approx. 16½ x 73”/ 42 x 185cm.
Poncho: S/M, approx. 22½ x 51”/57 x 130cm. L/XL, approx. 25½ x 57”/65 x 145cm.
Details given for small scarf; large scarf and ponchos in parentheses ( ).
Approx. 460 (920, 875, 1080) yds/420 (840, 800, 988)m lace-weight or fingering-weight yarn (lace-weight will be more sheer).
Approx. 24 sts/24 rows = 4”/10cm in pattern after blocking.
Note: It’s a good idea to knit—and block—a swatch, not for exact gauge, but to be sure you like the fabric.
US 8 (5.0mm) needle, or size to obtain gauge.
One double-point needle (DPN) 2-3 sizes smaller than gauge needle.
We first used this traditional Estonian stitch in a scarf pattern for the 2016 LYS Tour. Not lace, but so lace-like! Not cabled, but twisted by ‘spinning’ a cluster of stitches 180°! Delighted with the simple but dramatic results with Mohair, we couldn’t wait to use this stitch in a bigger way.
Introducing the perfect twist on our favorite poncho! With alpaca and wool in equal measure, An Alpaca/Merino blend gives texture and definition to the beautiful stitch pattern, blocks beautifully, and has the added bonus of softness and drape. What more could we ask for? Two size options (S/M and L/XL) allow you to create just the right fit. We fastened it with eight small shell buttons.
Mfg ID: CC-SS&P