Starlight Scarf: Free Pattern
The Starlight Scarf was inspired by some yarn from Sugarbush, and the trinity stitch, otherwise known as the star stitch. The stitch and creamy, starlight colour of this yarn lent themselves in giving this project its name, and into a piece you’ll love. I had wanted to make something lighter for cooler spring days and I think I got to use this a few times in March before the weather became wintery again and I had to go back to my winter coat and huge wool scarf. But those days that I got to wear this piece, I was delighted by its light weight and squishy softness as well as its ability to keep the crisp air from chilling my neck. My neck hates to be cold. Scratch that, I hate to be cold. If you’re like me, this lovely scarf is sure to keep off the chill.
This scarf uses only two and half skeins of Sugarbush Bliss yarn, which is a DK merino wool. You’ll fall in love, trust me. And the trinity stitch is easy enough for an experienced beginner looking to stretch their wings. I’ll provide instructions for this stitch in the pattern, but a bit of full disclosure first. I’ve used the trinity (star) stitch before and the finished piece was quite lovely. In the Starlight Scarf, I began the piece and once I had a few rows I thought that stitch looked a bit off. So I double checked my work, looked up the stitch again just in case and found that what I was doing was correct. However, the stitch still looks off to me so it’s possible I thought I was producing a trinity stitch and I was doing it slightly wrong somehow. I’m not sure how this would be possible but there it is a possibility. If your piece looks different than mine, this is likely why. I would share with you exactly what I did to achieve the same look, but if the stitch is in error than I have no idea what I did incorrectly as even after double checking it appeared I was doing it correctly. Whew. Hopefully all of that made sense and I apologize for any inconvenience. I debated whether or not to share this pattern but decided that it was too pretty not to share.
Starlight Scarf Pattern
3 skeins of Sugarbush Bliss in Cream
4.50mm/size 7 hook
Stitches (US terms)
Trinity/Star Stitch-Insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, insert into next stitch, pull up a loop, repeat this three more times. 6 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops. Chain one to complete the stitch.
To begin, chain 75. You can chain a longer scarf by adding more chains. I wanted something appropriate for my height (five feet) that was shorter so as to be lighter weight.
Row 1: Sc into ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: In first st, work a trinity stitch and in ea st across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 3-9: Repeat row 2.
Row 10: Rep row 1. Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
A lovely scarf, soft and warm and perfect for cooler days that are not bone chilling. The Starlight Scarf is perfect for breezy fall days and blustery fall days so I am sure you’ll make good use of this piece. Be sure to follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for updates and sneak peeks on the blog!