Magic Three-Yarn Scarf & Wrap
Our favorite lengthwise scarf takes advantage of the fact that, if you start with three yarns and change yarn every row, the next one you need will always be waiting right where you need it—as if by magic! Because you're changing yarns every row, you get a beautifully integrated fabric (not too stripey) with no wrong side.
THE BASIC RECIPE
You can use this basic 'recipe' to make a scarf, wrap or throw of any length and width you wish. Our most successful pieces use at least one bulky yarn, and often include our favorite seasonal novelty yarn.
For a medium sized scarf (approx. 6"/15cm wide x 60"/153cm long, you'll need approx. 87 yds/80m each of three different yarns, plus approx 5–15% more for fringe.
We like mixing one textured yarn, one fuzzy yarn and one smooth yarn; or three colors of the same yarn. At least one of your yarns should call for a needle size US 10–15 (6-10mm).
Scarf shown in 3 colors of Rowan Cocoon; wrap shown in Hand Maiden and Fleece Artist yarns.