The purse stitch creates a lacy effect, below. It's more advanced but very easy to get the hang of. To see a demonstration, watch the video on the left.
Tools and Materials
Size 9 needles
5 skeins wool
Purse-Stitch Scarf How-To
- Cast on 50 stitches (or 16 inches).
- Row 1: Slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in front. Move yarn to the back between the needles. Knit 1 *yarn over, purl 2 together, and repeat from * until the end of the row.
- Repeat step 2 until scarf reaches 72 inches.
- Bind off loosely, using a larger needle if necessary to retain stretch in the fabric. (Steam lightly, if needed.)
Organic merino/baby alpaca/silk yarn, in Atoll, by Fibre Company, from kelbournewoolens.com.