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Mishka Scarf (and Cowl)

from Kourtney Robinson - Dollybird Workshop
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Mishka Scarf (and Cowl)
Mishka Scarf (and Cowl)
Mishka Scarf (and Cowl)
Mishka Scarf (and Cowl)

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Work YO's
  • Directional decreases: ssk & k2tog
  • Focus on small, repetitive lace pattern

Pattern Description:

I fall in love with beautiful skeins of brilliantly colored yarn, and then find myself challenged by how best to use them. This scarf is a simple, repetitive pattern, but watching the color combinations emerge will keep you intrigued!

It can be knit in any weight, and is a beautiful showcase for brilliantly colored yarns. Although it may look like a drop stitch, the 'ladders' are formed by double YO's, and they elegantly contrast with the vertical striping that the yarn provides. The lace pattern is very simple and highly repetitive; I suggest the occasional use of lifelines.

The pattern includes both written and charted directions, and the two samples were knit using one skein of Seasilk (fingering), or approx 440yds/400m of aran weight yarn.

I developed a cowl pattern that is closely related to the scarf; you will receive patterns for both the Cowl and Scarf with this purchase; both patterns have fully written and charted directions.


Fingering: 24st = 4" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Blue Fingering Sample: Width, Blocked: 101/4"/26 cm; Length, Blocked: 51"/130cm (Size will vary with yarn weight and yardage)


  • One 4oz skein of fingering weight yarn (approx 350-400yds/4oz; 320-365m/115g), blue sample is Handmaiden Sea Silk (70% silk, 30% seacell; 438yd/400m per 3.5oz/100g skein)
  • One set US#4/3.5mm needle in your preferred style

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