Dordogne Scarf

As promised today I'm posting another free pattern to celebrate the publication of my new book, Great Little Gifts to Knit.  This time it's the Dordogne Scarf, named after a visit to an angora farm whilst we were in France on a reccy for our upcoming tours, Knit France 1 & 2,  held in a beautiful manoir in the Dordogne next year. The yarn I used was produced from the goats on the farm (77% mohair and 23% silk) and also dyed in the area, but there are many similar ones now on the market, so you don't have to make a trip to France to get the yarn, though if you can I do recommend it!
Angora goat
To Make 
14cm/5.5in/wide, 38in/96.5cm long when pressed to shape.
Colour in this shot is slightly bluer than yarm - see below for accurate hue
25g/1oz Angora/Silk Mix yarn  125m/137yds per 25g ball 
1 pair 4mm needles
tapestry needle for sewing in ends

19 sts and 22 rows = 10cm/4in over pattern

Cast on 26 sts and commence pattern as foll:
Row 1 (RS)   Sl 1, knit to last st, k1 tbl
Row 2          Sl 1, purl to last st, k1 tbl
Row 3          Sl 1, *(k2 tog) twice, (yarn over needle, k1) 4 times, (k2 tog) twice; rep from *once, k1 tbl
Row 4          Sl 1, knit to last st, k1 tbl
Repeat these 4 rows 52 times, then cast off loosely, on a larger needle if necessary to maintain gauge.
Sew ends at cast on and cast off edge in  using tapestry needle.
I'm loving mine, it's just perfect for the first chilly days of autumn, a simple pattern delivering vibrant colour, lacy texture and movement. 
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One final thing before I close for today. I've got a treat in store for you tomorrow. Don't miss my interview with Stephanie Dosen about her new book, Woodland Knits, and of course a chance to win a copy! 


  1. Again, I thank you for a great knitting design. I've got some very, very old knitting books that include all sorts of textural or lacy type stitches. They are all so wonderful to adapt for various yarn weights when contemplating scarves.

    I love this one that you've designed, and also like the bit more neon green yarn in front of that swiss cheese/button hole multicolor knitting.

    (I still cannot quite believe that I am able to send you a comment.)

    Looking forward to leaving a comment to get included in that upcoming drawing. Meanwhile, I've got lots of yarn and knitting projects surrounding me ... I just yearn for an extra day in the week for more knitting. Let us not even consider crochet projects on the sidelines.

    Best wishes!

  2. Thank you Frances, I know what you mean about the eight day week! :)


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