Mottled mohair scarf

This scarf is made with 3 different colours to add depth of colour.  The main yarn is natural mohair and it is knitted with 2 strands of lace weight in different depths of the same shade of colour.

If you start with a coloured mohair maybe use a darker and lighter shade of the same colour for the lace weight.

The pattern is made up of knit and purl stitches, as it has equal numbers of both, there is no curling.

Mottled mohair scarf


  • 300m of undyed bulky mohair
  • 300m of lace weight in a medium intensity colour
  • 300m of pale lace weight in the same colour as above

Tension 14st/10cm in pattern on 8mm needle.

Size: 15cm x 198cm after hanging to dry.

Note: washing and hanging the scarf will make it longer and thinner, tension is before washing.


Cast on 28 stitches

Row 1 Knit
Row 2 K1 P1 14 times
Row 3 purl
Row 4 K1  P1 14 times

Repeat these 4 rows until desired length is reached finishing on row 4.

Cast off.

The sample is knitted with mohair from a local mohair farm, Kid Silk Haze in Dewberry and Mayhem & Chaos Angel Lace in When Doves Cry.

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