The beautiful woven textiles and motifs of America's indigenous southwest peoples have inspired a lot of my designs, including this, my newest bias knit scarf. I love its spirited tribal vibe, as well as its ability to ward off knitting boredom with a variey of techniques: stripes, a little stranded colorwork, and an easy lace.

This project has just the right amount of mindless knitting, spiced up with areas that are a little more engaging. All in all, a very enjoyable knit ...

... and a great stylish result.


Finished Sizes: 72" long by 6" wide.

Yarn: Sunday Knits 3 ply yarn (light sport weight - 246 yds / 225 m per 50g skein) in any combination of the following blends: Eden (100% merino), Nirvana (92% merino 8% cashmere), Brigadoon (merino tweed), and Angelic (75% merino 25% angora).

Colors used in sample: Stripe colors: Smoke 135 yds, Pebble 90 yd, Dove 65 yds;
Lace color: Dijon: 80 yds;
Stranded colors: Blackish 25 yds, Centro 20 yds, Cameo 20 yds, Cielo 15 yds, Rain 15 yds, Bronze 10 yds.

Substitute any light sport weight yarns that work nicely to gauge: 475 yds total yarn length.

Gauge: 25 sts and 32 rows = 4" in Stockinette stitch.

Needles: Size 5 US (3.75) mm needles.

Techniques used: Increases and decreases, joining colors, reading charts, simple lace (RS only), stranded knitting, shadow-wrap short rows.

Pattern includes: Written instructions, colorwork and lace patterns in charted format only, glossary, linked tutorials.

Knit Coconino

© Sunday Knits 2019. All rights reserved. Design by Carol Sunday. Edited by Sandra Whittaker. Photos with model by Gale Zucker; photos with dress form by Carol Sunday.