Spin Stitch Scarf and Poncho by Churchmouse Yarns


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We first used this traditional Estonian stitch in a scarf pattern for the 2016 LYS Tour. Not lace, but so lace-like! Not cabled, but twisted by spinning a cluster of stitches 180°! Delighted with the simple but dramatic results, we couldn’t wait to use this stitch in a bigger way. It’s the perfect twist on our favorite poncho.

Finished Blocked Sizes:
Scarf: Small, approx. 10½ x 55"/27 x 140cm. Large, approx. 16½ x 73"/ 42 x 185cm.
Poncho: S/M, approx. 22½ x 51"/57 x 130cm. L/XL, approx. 25½ x 57"/65 x 145cm.
Details given for small scarf; large scarf and ponchos in parentheses ( ).

Approx. 460 (920, 875, 1080) yds/420 (840, 800, 988)m lace-weight or fingering-weight yarn (lace-weight will be more sheer).

Needles & Notions:

  • US 8 (5.0mm) needle, or size to obtain gauge.
  • One double-point needle (DPN) 2-3 sizes smaller than gauge needle.
  • Stitch markers, including a locking marker.
  • Darning needle to finish.
  • Approx. 54 (72, 50, 56) fork blocking pins (or twice as many T-pins) for pinning scallops; blocking wires or extra pins for ends.
  • Poncho: 7 (8) small buttons; sewing needle and matching thread.


  • This is a physical pattern.