The hooded scarf made for us by Manusa, is certainly not one of the easiest projects that we have ever proposed, but it’s definitely worth the effort! So be patient and all your hard work will pay off. That’s a promise!
The yarns that were used are the Vintage yarn, mixed with alpaca cotton and Piuma yarn in extra fine pure merino wool. Both have wonderful colour charts so be daring in choosing a combination that you like the most. We have used colours that are from the idea of a Nordic Christmas…However our advice is to use colours that you love the most!
Vintage yarn col. Chocolate 240 g / 8.4 oz
Vintage yarn col. Scotland 160 g / 5.6 oz
Piuma yarn col. Natural White 190 g / 6.7 oz
Circular needles n° 9 EU / 13 US
Circular needles n° 7 EU / 10½ US
Double pointed needle n° 7 EU / 10½ US
Crochet hook n° 7 EU / 10½ US
A wool needle
KNIT-CROCHET STITCHES USED
round 1: purl 3, knit 6, purl 3
round 2: knit the stitches as they appear
round 3: work as round 1
round 4: work as round 2
round 5: purl 3, put 3 stitches on the double pointed needle and leave them at the front of the work, work the next 3 stitches, pick up the stitches on the double pointed needle and knit them, purl 3. Repeat until you have 7 weaves and finish with 5 smooth rows.
Garter stitch with circular needles:
round 1: knit
round 2: purl
Crochet chain stitch
Single crochet stitch
Crochet puff stitch:
with the hook cast on a chain of 10 stitches
round 1: single crochet
round 2: turn over the work and raise the yarn by about 2cm, put the yarn on the hook, insert it into the single crochet from the previous row, raise it by about 2cm, repeat 3 times and bind off the stitches all together.
First of all let’s start with the scarf.
Using the hook cast on 80 stitches with 4 rows of Vintage yarn Col. Scotland and close the circle. Proceed with the rest of the work with 2 rows per colour.
Round 1: with the hook work the single crochet and bind off with a slip stitch, put the stitch marker at the beginning of the round, turn over moving the stitch marker at every round
round 2: work the single crochet stitch
round 3, 4 and 5: work the single crochet stitch turning over at the end of each round
round 6: work the slip stitch with the Piuma yarn for all the round
round 7: with the Vintage yarn col. Chocolate, work a puff on each single crochet made with Col. Scotland on the 5th round.
round 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12: with the Piuma yarn work the single crochet
round 13: with the Vintage yarn Col. Scotland, work the slip stitch
round 14: work the slip stitch entering from behind the single crochet made with Piuma yarn on the round 12.
round 15, 16 and 17: work the slip stitch (4 rounds in total)
round 19: with the Piuma yarn work the puffs skipping a loop and chaining between one puff and another.
round 20: with the circular needles no.9 knit a round taking half crochet stitches from the previous round. Work the garter stitch for 12 rows.
round 33, 34, 35 and 36: knit stitch with the Vintage yarn Col. Scotland (4 rounds in total)
round 37, 38, 39, 40, 41 and 42: purl with Piuma yarn (6 rounds in total)
round 43, 44, 45 and 46: knit stitch with Vintage yarn Col.Scotland (4 rounds in total)
round 46: with the hook work the Vintage yarn Col. Chocolate with slip stitch
round 47, 48 and 49: with the hook work the Vintage yarn Col. Chocolate with slip stitch
round 50: knit the slip stitch with the Piuma yarn
Now it’s time to make the actual hood.
With the circular needles no.7 and the Vintage yarn Col. Chocolate pick up the stitches made with Vintage yarn Col. Scotland (80 stitches in total).
Round 1: carry out* knit 9, knit 2 together*, repeat from * to * to end up with 70 stitches
round 2: knit the first 2 stitches together, knit 66 and then pick up the last 2 stitches together (68 stitches in total)
round 3: remove the stitch marker, turn over the work and knit stitch
From now on the process alternates from a knit row to a purl row as if you had consistent rows.
round 4: purl
round 5: knit the first 2 stitches together, knit 64 and then pick up the last 2 stitches together (66 stitches in total)
round 6: purl
Continue to drop like this until you have 64 stitches in total.
At this point continue purling: start working the inlay stitch, layer the Vintage yarn Col. Chocolate 2 stitches on each row until you have just 2 stitches of this colour in the central part of the work (see figure).
Once the inlay is finished continue with the Vintage yarn Col. Chocolate for 19 rows.
Split up the stitches in this way: 26 Vintage yarn Col. Chocolate – 12 Piuma yarn – 26 Vintage yarn Col. Chocolate.
Knit separately. The 12 central stitches must be cable stitched with Piuma yarn.
The shaping of the tip of the hood
Row 1: knit 26
row 2: purl
row 3: knit 24, knit the last 2 together
row 4: purl
row 5: continue like this until you have 20 stitches. Bind off.
Skip the 12 central stitches and do the same on the other side as shown.
Pickup the 12 hanging stitches and work as follows:
Row 1: purl 3, knit 6, purl 3
row 2: work the stitches as they are (knit 3, purl 6, knit 3)
Repeat the 1st and 2nd round 3 times (6 rows in total)
Purl 3, put the next 3 stitches on a double pointed needle and leave them at the front of the work, purl the next 3 stitches and pick up the hanging ones (the cable is worked on 6 stitches in total), purl the last 3.
Repeat the rounds1and 2 for 5 rows.
Repeat the weave until you have 7 knots, finish with 5 rows stockinette stitched.
To close the hood sew the cable and embroider with a stitch of your choice.
Some finishing touches and your hooded scarf is almost done.
Starting from the centre of the neck at the front, work with Vintage yarn Col. Chocolate as follows: * 1 puff, 1 chain* skip a bottom stitch and repeat from * to * for a total of 61 puffs.
Single crochet stitch and slip stitch stitch the bottom loop of the previous round.
Your hooded scarf is finally finished and ready to wear. Now you’re ready to face even the coldest of winters.. in style!
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