Bright Moon Yarn
The Selkie Wrap-Scarf Knitting Pattern
Worked in hand-spun yarn in a herringbone stitch. Sample knitted scarf measures 230cm x 32cm (plus fringe).
600g yarn in aran-bulky weight;
(Sample was worked in a thick-thin variegated hand-spun yarn.)
12mm circular needle with a cable long enough to hold the stitches for the length of wrap/scarf you require.
Tension (blocked swatch);
14 stitches and 12 rows over 10cm in stitch pattern.
Using each end of the cake of yarn, cast on 275 stitches using a long tail cast on method; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuuKDLtJq_k
For a long tail cast on tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn4rcAnnS7U
Work in herringbone stitch until you reach your desired width of scarf or wrap, or until you run out of yarn. The sample was knit with two different natural shades of yarn. In order to make the best use of it, the scarf was knitted in stripes consisting of two rows from each skein.
Herringbone stitch tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTh8Vux9mSE
Work until you have enough yarn left for the bind off. For a stretchy bind off this will be 4 – 5 times the width of the knitting on your needle. Bind off using a stretchy bind off method of your choice.
Soak your wrap/scarf in cold water for a minimum of 20 minutes to allow the fibres to relax and block fairly aggressively to the measurements you require. (Sample knitted scarf measures 230cm x 32cm.)
Add long fringe (20cm tassels) in matching yarn, in either loops or knots across both end-widths.
Sample Knit & Pattern Notes By Mairead Hardy,
for Imogen Di Sapia, Bright Moon Yarn, 2018