Here in the northern hemisphere, we’ve moved well into Spring. That means that temperatures go up and most of the warm and fluffy shawls and cowls have to make space for lighter scarves. Instead of wearing warm woollies materials like linen and viscose take over to compensate for chilly mornings. The Unico Summer Scarf is perfect for that. The chevron texture created by textured stitches and eyelets is simple and elegant and makes the scarf a nice accessory to your outfit as well.
For this scarf, I used Linea Pura Unico by Lana Grossa. It’s a linen and viscose blend and I think it’s hand-dyed. The yarn has a very nice stitch definition and gives a lovely drape. But… it’s discontinued.
It won’t be hard to find a suitable alternative though! The yarn is a DK weight yarn and that means that there will be plenty of other options. The closest alternative by Lana Grossa is Linarte which is a viscose/linen/cotton blend with a bit of polyamide too. It comes in a range of solid colours.
And even if it’s called a summer scarf… I think it will look lovely in a nice hand-dyed merino yarn too! Or maybe a fingering weight yarn combined with mohair?
The main feature of the Unico Summer Scarf is the double chevron texture. I created the main chevron using eyelets and I echoed that pattern with textured stitches. The centre of the scarf features an eyelet diamond and from there the pattern continues in the opposite direction.
I really like how the yarn shows the texture!
Knitting up the Unico Summer Scarf is a breeze! You will only need about 500m of DK weight yarn which is roughly 200-250g (depending on the yarn). The pattern is easy to memorise and there are charts for each section too to help you. Of course, there is a full written pattern as well!
Let me show you the Unico Summer Scarf and all its lovely details!
The pattern is available on Ravelry! I hope you like it too and I’d love to see your version of it!
Lana Grossa kindly provided the yarn for this project.