This elegant lighter-than-air scarf is done using two needle sizes to create a subtle texture and natural glimmer. Try your hand at Color Mixing to take this project to the next level.
Shibui Knits Silk Cloud
60% Kid Mohair
330 yds / 25 g
Sample shown in Mist (held with TSC White)
Sample shown in Noire (held with TSC Deep Water)
Sample shown in Caper (held with TSC Juniper)
Shibui Knits Tweed Silk Cloud
35% Kid Mohair
190 yds / 25 g
Sample shown in White (held with SC Mist)
Sample shown in Deep Water (held with SC Noire)
Sample shown in Juniper (held with SC Caper)
Build Your Own Kit
NEEDLES & NOTIONSSize US 3 (3 mm) needles
Size US 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles
OR interchangeable needles with one US 3 (3 mm) tip and one US 10.5 (6.6 mm) tip
Optional: Second US 10.5 (6.5 mm) needle / tip for Bind-Off
2 Stitch Markers
Blocking pins and wires
FINISHED DIMENSIONS67” wide × 22.5” deep
GAGUE14 sts & 22 rows = 4” in Pattern stitch on US 3 and 10.5 needles, blocked; gauge is not critical for this project, but may affect finished size and yardage required
NOTESKumo is knitted sideways in Stockinette Stitch on the bias from one tip to the opposite long edge with one strand of Silk Cloud and one strand of Tweed Silk Cloud held together throughout. Wrap is worked with two needle sizes: the larger is used to knit the right side and the smaller to purl the stitches on the wrong side. Increases are worked at the beginning of the RS rows as well as at the end of the WS rows. Decreases are worked at the end of every RS row.
It is important to knit the upper edge (increase edge) loosely. For a stretchier upper edge, you can add a yarn over (included in the instructions) between the two edge stitches and drop the yarn over again the next row. These yarn overs do not constitute an increase. To increase the size of the shawl, keep working in the established pattern until desired size is reached.