Pinking Shears Scarf by Churchmouse Yarns


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A fun little zig-zag detail at the edges gives this basic garter stitch scarf a fresh finish. The shallow triangle is worked both ends against the middle—two identical pieces are knit separately and then grafted together at the center for perfectly mirrored halves. It can be knit to any size using a lace-weight or light fingering-weight yarn, so make a lavish wrap or tiny kerchief. Perfect all year ‘round!

Knit in a cool plant fiber, like the supple Shibui Reed, this versatile scarf will carry you throughout most of the year. And in a true knitter’s yarn like Isager's Spinni Wool 1, your project will have gorgeous structure that will soften and settle after blocking.

This pattern can be knit to any size in lace-weight or light-fingering weight yarns.
Larger Size: Approx. 62"/157cm wingspan, 19"/48cm depth at mid-point.
Medium size shown in lavender: Approx. 52"/132cm wingspan, 17"/43cm depth at mid-point.
Smaller Kerchief Size: Approx. 42"/107cm wingspan, 12"/30cm depth at mid-point.

This pattern can be knit to any size in lace-weight or light-fingering weight yarns. Yardage will vary depending on size. Here's what we used for the 3 scarves shown:
Larger Size: 2 skeins Isager Spinni Wool 1 (330 yds/302m each), Color 10s.
Medium size shown in lavender: 2 skeins Shibui Reed (246 yds/225m each)
Smaller Kerchief Size: 1 skein Shibui Reed (246 yds/225m each)

Needles & Notions:

  • US 4 (3.5mm) 24"/60cm or longer circular needle, or size to obtain gauge.
  • An extra circular needle in gauge size or smaller to hold sts for grafting.
  • Stitch markers: 1 locking marker; 2 ring markers.
  • Darning needle to finish.


  • This is a physical pattern.