Tropic Kerchief

What a difference a few days can make when it comes to bringing out the smiles in everyone.  The sun is stretching its rays to warm even the shadiest of spots, luring us outside as the long-awaited migration to backyard decks and patios gets underway.  Pull up a chair on the sheltered side of the yard and relax with a quick project designed to knit on a sunny afternoon and wear later the same day.


Tropic Kerchief

Tropic Kerchief

Knit in one of this season’s trendy ribbon yarns, Tropic by Katia, an interesting jersey-style cotton that has the same laidback attitude as your favorite soft and stretchy t shirt.  Choosing the right colour is a breeze, as Tropic comes in a range of ten transitional shades all equally suited to this triangular openwork scarf that can be worn relaxed with denim, either as a warm weather shawl or a fun new neck accessory.

Tropic Kerchief

Tropic Kerchief


Finished Size: 48 cm/19 ins x 117 cm/46 ins

Needles: 9 mm/US 13

Yarn: 3 balls Tropic by Katia (col #76)

Tension: 6 sts and 11 rows = 10 cm/4 ins over Pattern St

Cast on 4 sts.  K1 row.

Continue as follows-

Row 1- K2, yo, k2.

Row 2- K2, p1, k2.

Row 3- K2, yo, k1, yo, k2.

Row 4- K2, p3, k2.

Continue in Pattern St as follows-

Row 1- K2, yo, [k2tog, yo], rep [to], end with, k1, yo, k2.

Row 2- K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 3- K2, yo, k1, [yo, k2tog], rep [to], end with, yo, k2.

Row 4- as Row 2.

Repeat these 4 rows until there are 69 sts on the needle, ending with a Row 3.

K 2 rows.

Work stretchy cast off as follows- K1, yo, cast off 1st st over yo, [k1, yo, cast off previous st over yo], rep [to] end.

Fasten off.

Cut fringes into 33 cm/13 ins lengths.  Attach 1 fringe every 2 rows along side edges.

Design by: Michele Meadows


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