Mountain Laurel Tips
On this page you’ll find tips and tutorials that will help you make your own Mountain Laurel scarf/shawl! I cover the following topics:
- Yarn + color combo options
- How to wear it!
- Technique tutortials:
- Long-tail cast-on
- kfb (knit front & back)
- k2tog (knit 2 together)
- YO (yarn-over)
Yarn + Color Combo Options
This scarf is worked by double-stranding fingering-weight yarn and working on a US 8 needle. To create the colorful marled affect, a pack of mini skeins is used along with a full “main color” skein – each section of the scarf is created by double-stranding the main color with 1 of the mini skeins (and then switching to a different mini skein in the next section). For example, in my sample I used Manos del Uruguay Fino in the Tea Leaves color for my main color, and then my pack of mini skeins was Mano’s Fino Mini-Skein Set, in the Flora colorway pack:
If you plan to also use this concept (of a main color + mini skein set), I recommend reading this blog post where I discuss how to plot your colors. Alternatively, if you don’t want to double-strand, you can consider using worsted-weight instead – either in 5 different colors or you can choose just 1 or 2 too!
Are you new to double-stranding? If so, check out this tutorial page which includes a video tutorial on double-stranding techniques.
How you wear your Mountain Laurel
With a scarf like Mountain Laurel, there’s lots of different ways you can wear it. Here are my 3 favorite ways:
Below are tutorials for the techniques used in Mountain Laurel: