Free online knitting pattern
A corkscrew scarf in medium weight mohair, knitted lengthways with simple yarn-over increases.
I’ve wanted to knit a corkscrew scarf for a while, but couldn’t find an example with enough interest in the stitch pattern. I chose purl ridges with yarn-over increases, creating a lacy, textured knit that works well with mohair.
I added silver lurex thread, held with the main yarn, for a subtle sparkle in the icy blue. Lurex thread is available from the Handweavers Studio in Walthamstow, London for just £0.50 for 5g (plenty for this project) – they do mailorder!
Don’t be alarmed by the stitch count of the final rows. When you’re lost in the limbo of 1000 sts, remember that the you’re only knitting one 100g skein, so it can’t go on forever!
Length at cast-on edge: 180 cm (71 in.)
Width (flat): 11 cm (4.25 in.)
Please read important note on yardage.
- 1 x 100g skein It’s a Stitch Up Big Fluff brushed kid mohair blend, or
- 1 x 100g skein Colinette Mohair (pictured in ‘Elephants Daydream’), or
- Approx. 200m any brushed mohair blend yarn with recommended needle size of ~5 mm
- 200 m lurex thread (optional)
Needles & equipment
- 7 mm circular needle, 100 cm or longer
12 sts over 10 cm (4 in.) in stocking stitch
CO 128 sts
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K1 [yo, k1] to end (255 sts)
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: P1 [yo, p1] to end (509 sts)
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: Knit
Row 12: Purl
Row 13: Purl
Row 14: Knit
Row 15: K1 [yo, k1] to end (1017 sts)
Row 16: Purl
Special thanks to Heidi for modelling in the photos.