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Snip Scarf Knitting Pattern

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The Snip Scarf is knitted in garter stitch, creating lots of graphical shapes by knitting a variation of the intarsia technique which is similar to marling.

It is knitted with one continuous strand of base yarn held together partly with a strand of lightweight mohair or alpaca blend.

Add more colour to your wardrobe with this playful accessory!


77 inches / 196 cm long and 9 inches / 23 cm wide.


25 stitches and 51 rows equals 10 x10 cm / 4 x 4 inches in garter stitch, using 3 mm / US 2.5 needles and measured after washing and blocking.


one strand of 4 ply / light DK weight base yarn in three nuances held together with one contrasting strand of lightweight mohair or alpaca blend.

It’s recommended that you choose a base yarn that is not too smooth, more with a slightly raw surface, so that the CC can blend in well. A single ply yarn can be a good base yarn as well.

There are endless colour combinations possible when choosing colours for scarf name but keep in mind that much contrast is needed between MC and CC to highlight the shapes. It’s recommended that you either choose quite dark MC colours and a pastel coloured CC or the other way around: three pastel shades for MC and a dark colourway for CC.

Yarn used in the sample: Lana Grossa Landlust Alpaca Merino 160

(50% Merino, 50% Alpaca, 175 yds / 160 m – 50g)

MC1: burgundy, (415), 168 yds / 154 m (1 skein)

MC2: zinnober red (427), 161 yds / 147 m (1 skein).

MC3: olive (406), 490 yds / 448 m (3 skeins).

Lana Grossa Setasuri (69% Alpaca, 31% Silk, 232 yds / 212 m – 25 g)

CC: light blue (15), 631 yds / 577 m (3 skeins).

Needles: 3mm / US 2.5 knitting needles. Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Difficulty: easy

The shapes are created with a variation of the knitting technique intarsia and is a good introduction to intarsia and knitting with multiple colours.

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