This ‘Long Ridged Scarf’ is Jo Sharp’s Knit issue no. 1. It uses 4 balls of her Alpaca Kid Lustre (30% Alpaca, 40% Kid Mohair & 30% Merino). Its’ gauge specifies a 4.0mm needles and the garment is 2 metres long, so it took a while to knit. The yarn is fairly light and the pattern is simple. I knitted it on a pair of circular needles, making it a ‘knit-anywhere’ project.
The pattern alternates 4 rows of stocking stitch (knit, purl, knit, purl) with 4 rows of reverse stocking stitch (purl, knit, purl, knit). This simple horizontal ribbing creates some interesting variations. It produces a different ‘collar’ every time you wrap it around you neck.
At first, I was a little concerned that this yarn (with mohair) might be a little scratchy to wear next to the skin. It’s true that it’s not as smooth as some other silken or merino yarn, but the finished scarf felt fine to me.
And it sure does keep me warm.