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 / 8.46 oz
Vintage yarn Col. Scotland 160 g / 5.64 oz
Piuma yarn 190 g
Needles and hook
circular needles no.9 EU/13US
circular needles no.7 EU/10½US
double pointed needle no.7 EU/10½US
crochet hook no.7 EU/10½US
a wool needle
1st round: purl 3, knit 6, purl 3
2nd round: knit the stitches as they appear
3rd round: work as 1st round
4th round: work as 2nd round
5th round: 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:
1st round: knit
2nd round: purl
Crochet chain stitch
Single crochet stitch
Crochet puff stitch:
with the hook cast on a chain of 10 stitches
1st round: single crochet
2nd round: 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.
1st round: 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
2nd round: work the single crochet stitch
3rd, 4th and 5th round: work the single crochet stitch turning over at the end of each round
6th round: work the slip stitch with the Piuma yarn for all the round
7th round: with the Vintage yarn col. Chocolate, work a puff on each single crochet made with Col. Scotland on the 5th round.
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th round: with the Piuma yarn work the single crochet
13th round: with the Vintage yarn Col. Scotland, work the slip stitch
14th round: work the slip stitch entering from behind the single crochet made with Piuma yarn on the 12th round.
15th, 16th and 17th round: work the slip stitch (4 rounds in total)
19th round: with the Piuma yarn work the puffs skipping a loop and chaining between one puff and another.
20th round: with the circular needles no.9 knit a round taking half crochet stitches from the previous round. Work the garter stitch for 12 rows.
33rd, 34th, 35th and 36th round: knit stitch with the Vintage yarn Col. Scotland (4 rounds in total)
37th, 38th, 39th, 40th, 41st and 42nd round: purl with Piuma yarn (6 rounds in total)
43rd, 44th, 45th and 46th round: knit stitch with Vintage yarn Col.Scotland (4 rounds in total)
46th round: with the hook work the Vintage yarn Col. Chocolate with slip stitch
47th, 48th and 49th round: with the hook work the Vintage yarn Col. Chocolate with slip stitch
50th round: 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).
1st round: carry out* knit 9, knit 2 together*, repeat from * to * to end up with 70 stitches
2nd round: knit the first 2 stitches together, knit 66 and then pick up the last 2 stitches together (68 stitches in total)
3rd round: 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.
4th row: purl
5th row: knit the first 2 stitches together, knit 64 and then pick up the last 2 stitches together (66 stitches in total)
6th round: 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
1st row: knit 26
2nd row: purl
3rd row: knit 24, knit the last 2 together
4th row: purl
5th row: 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:
1st row: purl 3, knit 6, purl 3
2nd row: 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 1st and 2nd rounds 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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