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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Muk

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should already know how to knit and purl and how to slip a stitch
  • There will be tutorials for:
  • Long tail cast-on
  • Provisional cast-on
  • Right-leaning lifted increase
  • Left-leaning lifted increase
  • Make one left, purl version
  • Knit two together
  • Purl two together
  • Purled centred decrease
  • Basic knit bind-off
  • Kitchener stitch

Pattern Description:

When I first saw a skein of this beautiful shining golden Shibui yarn, I had a vague idea of a small Art Nouveau inspired knitwear series. And so I designed the Muk [pronounced mook] accessory set while pondering what the women in the pictures by a Czech painter of the epoch, Alphonse Mucha, would wear in winter. Surely something whimsical with playful and delicate, yet clear-cut lines as featured in this small Muk collection.

The three items in the set - a scarf, a hat and cuffs - are rather straightforward projects. Even so, each piece uses a not all too common technique: The scarf features an I-cord selvedge, the hat uses a purled centred decrease, and the cuffs start with a provisional cast-on on waste yarn. Guided by the tutorials in the Appendix, you may learn something new while working on fun and relaxing knits.


26 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm (4 in)
- stocking st (knit on RS, purl on WS)
- 3 mm/US#2.5 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Scarf: Width: 33.5 cm (13.25 in), length: 182.5 cm (72 in) [11 sections, each section is 16.6 cm (6.5 in) long]
  • Hat: Circumference at ribbing: 51 cm (20 in), depth: 22 cm (8.75 in)
  • Cuffs: Length: 18 cm (7 in), circumference: flexible, shown with 20.5 cm (8 in)


  • 3 mm/US#2.5 circular needle, 60 cm (24 in) or longer [scarf, hat and cuffs]
  • 3.5 mm/US#4 circular needle, 40 cm (16 in) [hat]
  • 5 dpns 3.5 mm/US#4 [hat]
  • 1 spare needle [cuffs]

You Will Also Need:

  • 8 st markers [hat, optional for the scarf and the cuffs]

Suggested yarn:

1474 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Shibui staccato, 70% merino, 30% silk; 175 m (191 yd)/50 g



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