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March 12, 2013

From Susan — Eye Popping!

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 12:34 am

Eye popping color!  This project was so fun to make and is so beautiful to behold.  I just love it.  It is the Malabrigo Linen Stitch Scarf designed by Scott Rohr — purchased as a kit from The Yarnery ($29.50).  It comes in two colorways now: classic and springier (light blues and yellows).  The kits are not identical — the colors do vary.

Malabrigo Linen Stitch Scarf – Classic Colorway

Isn’t the fringe cute??

This project is running rampant through my knitting group (which we may rename “The Lemming Knitters” because we tend to run off the same knitting cliff in a herd!!).

Beth finished hers and wore it to Elsebeth Lavold, and I spent the whole of my snow day feverishly working on mine to wear the next day.  Linen stitch is known for being a slow go, but this scarf is knit on size 11 needles so it is a relatively quick knit — unlike the Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf that is so popular.  The finished fabric feels like cashmere.  It is butter soft! 🙂 Believe it or not, I have never knit with Malabrigo worsted before – just their sock yarn.  I L-O-V-E it and may have to try it again.

I have also been making progress on my Snowbird and will have an update to share soon.  So far it looks like it will fit.  Yay!


  1. The scarf design is quite ubiquitous. Several of our local yarn shops are selling scarf and stole patterns and kits of luxury lace and fingering yarns for versions of this that are almost as light as air. I saw one the other day where the colors were done crosswise rather than lengthwise (in a very subtle colorway) and it was equally beautiful. I didn’t realize that knitters were also making these in heavier weight yarns. It’s a highly adaptable pattern and a stash buster from the gods.

    Comment by PurrlGurrl — March 12, 2013 @ 10:25 am

  2. Thanks so much for the shoutout! It’s fun to build these kits, and we have several more in the works; fun to help people play with color.

    Comment by Scott Rohr — March 12, 2013 @ 2:34 pm

  3. As with everything you knit. love it!

    We are quite the herding mentality, aren’t we?! I am trying to be better at that and not jump on every knit that comes along, but sometimes it is so darn hard!

    Comment by Penny — March 12, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

  4. What a BEAUTIFUL scarf! And Malabrigo worsted is like butter—I’m using it for some fingerless mitts right now, and I love it. I think I’m headed for the “plunge” too and will be putting this in my queue. (If it keeps snowing, I might be able to wear it for Spring Break!)

    Comment by Lori on Little Traverse Bay — March 12, 2013 @ 9:29 pm

  5. What gorgeous colours. I only discovered linen stitch in the last couple of years – you can tell that most of my knitting hitherto was Very Plain and Functional – and quite fell in love with it. It’s such a lot of bang for your buck, but I am delighted to hear you say that it’s a slow go because I thought it was just me taking forever to do something that everyone else would dash off in a day. Perhaps not!

    Comment by Felicity from Down Under — March 13, 2013 @ 7:17 am

  6. Love it. I guess I’ll be joining the herd on this one.

    Comment by Cathy L — March 13, 2013 @ 8:38 am

  7. Yummy.

    Comment by chloe — March 13, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

  8. I just ordered the kit,you convinced me! I saw it some where the other day,thought it was pretty,now when I saw yours, the photo was so clear, it was a must have/do! You ladies always have the most beautiful things,thanks for sharing your talents!!

    Comment by Wendy — March 15, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

  9. I did a linen stitch scarf over 600 sts with sock yarn….very pretty but very time-consuming. Your scarf looks like it might be more fun! Just call me a lemming!

    Comment by Mary Lou — March 15, 2013 @ 1:55 pm

  10. What a great pattern for showing off such beautiful saturated colours to their best.

    Comment by Carie — March 17, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

  11. This has inspired me to cast on a scarf in linen stitch with all my leftover bits of sockyarn – been looking for something to do with them for ages! At 700 stitches per row and about 11 rows to the cm it’s going to take me a while but by golly it’s beautiful!

    Comment by Carolyn — March 17, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

  12. Interesting on how you tied the scarf. Care to share?

    Comment by Patti — March 18, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

  13. I love this scarf and the colors. I’m at the bind off row and wasn’t happy with my first attempt. How did you do your bind off? Thanks.

    Yours turned out beautifully.

    Comment by Joanne — April 14, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

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