Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 346 – Diagonal Summer Scarf

This simple, reversible scarf shows the incredible colors of Bella Lino. Instructions are written to easily customize the width and length. Work your scarf in one color or many – since all Bella Lino shades have a flax-colored base, contrasting colors will blend beautifully (the scarf shown uses four different colors). You can block lightly and leave visible the texture created when changing from stockinette stitch to reverse stockinette stitch (left) or use blocking wires to block aggressively for a flatter, more open, finished fabric (above).

Susan Mills

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(file size: 711 KB; published June 10, 2014)

The Yarn

Bella Lino
58% Linen, 26% Viscose, 16% Cotton

Bella Lino is a lightweight yarn that creates an airy fabric with long, harmonious stripes. The palette of summery shades all have a linen-hued base.

To see Bella Lino's full range of colors and how they look when knit, visit our Bella Lino page.

Mixing Colors

Stripes, like those in this week's featured scarf, represent color-mixing in its simplest form. There are many ways to mix colors and our newest collection All Seasons offers a variety of colorful designs that combine multiple shades in different ways.

Dancette is a simple tube cowl with simple stripes on one side and a chevron pattern on the reverse. The cowl mixes colorful Villa with its undyed counterpart Vail. Marlicious is a long rectangular wrap that is also knit in Vail. Working with two strands of different colors at once creates the marled panels that are alternated with a unique Lateral Braid pattern.

The combination of stripes, slipped stitches, cables, and lace decorates both the Flying Colors Cardigan in Liberty Wool Light and the Flying Colors Wrap in Alpaca Sox. Both pieces mix a solid and a single multi-hued yarn, creating stripes of many colors. Color-blocked Catawampus, knit in four shades Alpaca Sox, is worked in four modular sections in stripes of garter stitch, making it a tricky project to put down!

Visit our All Seasons page for more information about each of these designs along with nine others.

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