Good Neighbors Scarf

In DK weight yarn, Patterns, Scarflets & Kerchiefs, Scarves, Sport weight yarn by Shannon

This light and airy scarf reminds me of picket fences and neatly pruned boxwood hedges on, let’s just say, a bucolic country lane in a Jane Austen novel. Beads on each edge give it the pleasant sparkle of conversation with neighbors met on a balmy summer evening’s stroll… Or, snapping back to reality, it calls to mind more… dynamic… city backyards. In summer that’s where we play and eat and cook and garden and nap and generally do everything we can. Being packed in somewhat more tightly together than the refined landed gentry of Victorian England, I find myself thinking that the only thing lovelier than a nice, solid fence is this handsome scarf!


  • Finished Measurements: 55″ long from tip to tip, 4.5″ wide at center.
  • Yarn: approximately 150 yards sport- to dk-weight yarn. I used Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy, #24 Lilac.
  • Needles: US6/4mm needle for flat knitting, or size needed to get gauge.
  • Notions: 68 size 6/0 seed beads (optional, but if you’re using them, buy extra to be safe!), stitch markers, tapestry needle.
  • Gauge: 21 sts = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, measured after blocking.