The man in my life is quite conservative when it comes to knitting patterns and stitches. He does love this moss stitch scarf, though!
Moss stitch is a very easy two-row pattern, suitable for beginners. On the first row, knit the first stitch, purl the second, then continue alternating knit and purl until the end. On the second row, purl the knit stitches and knit the purl stitches. The result has a beautiful, tactile texture.
Yarn 4 skeins of 100g Quince & Co. Puffin wool in Storm 104 (448 yards in total)
Needles 8 mm needles, US size 11
Abbreviations k = knit
p = purl
How to Cast over 30 stitches.
 (k1, p1) continue until the end of the row.
 (p1, k1) continue until the end of the row.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until your scarf is as long as you like it!
* * * * * * * Credits: The knitting chart was created using ChartMagic by Jacquie. You can find it here
Loopy Mango is an Aladdin’s cave of beautiful and unusual clothes, linens, blankets, antiques and lifestyle items in the heart of Soho, Manhattan. Its greatest feature, though, and the reason to make it a destination of any visit to New York, is a red brick wall stacked floor-to-ceiling with the chunkiest merino wool.
Big Loop Yarn is a 100% merino yarn, sourced, dyed and spun in the United States, especially developed for chunky knits. One skein (40 oz, approx. 120 yards or 110 meters) knits up in just 2-3 hours with size 50 (25 mm) needles and will make a 28” x 40” (71 cm x 101 cm) blanket. It comes in a variety of natural and vibrant colors, including ivory, oatmeal, pink, red and grey.
Russian Anna and Korean Waejong started Loopy Mango to develop their own yarn and hand knit products. The idea of the Big Loop Yarn came from their knitting classes: Anna and Waejong wanted to offer absolute beginners satisfying designs that could be completed in the time of a knitting class. Because the Big Loop Yarn and needles are oversize, beginners could better see and understand the stitches’ movements.
According to the lovely Loopy Mango people, even advanced knitters will knit faster and make fewer mistakes on the Big Loop Yarn than on smaller yarn and needles. Free patters are available on the Loopy Mango website and you can watch several video tutorials on YouTube.
Before starting planning how to fit all of this wonderful wool into your suitcase (I went for a pink Eternity Cowl scarf kit) have a look also at the rest of the Loopy Mango shop: among others, they stock delightful Pagewood Farm feathers and puffs yarn. Loopy Mango deliver worldwide and have stockists in several countries.
Here is how I did with Loopy Mango’s Big Loop yarn and 25 mm circular needles!