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Razor Shell Scarflette


Razor Shell Scarflette

Razor Shell Scarflette.

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Luxury Warmth:

This Razor Shell Scarflette is a perfect little project for when you need a little pick-me-up or a special gift to give to someone who needs some comfort. Worked from a single ball of cashmere yarn, it's a little luxury that you're sure to enjoy knitting and wearing thanks to the super-soft yarn and easy but lovely stitch pattern.


  • one ball of Lion Brand LB Collection Cashmere, or about 80 yards of light-weight cashmere of your choice (I used color Terracotta)
  • pair of size 6 US (4 mm) knitting needles
  • scissors and yarn needle
  • supplies for blocking


Gauge is not critical.


Finished scarflette is about 5 inches wide and 34 inches long after blocking. For a longer scarf, buy more yarn and knit a longer piece.


  • Cast on 25 stitches.
  • Beginning on a wrong-side row, work in Razor Shell pattern (see below) until you're about to run out of yarn, or scarflette measures about 32 inches, or length of your choice.
  • Bind off loosely on the wrong side in purl.
  • Cut yarn, weave in ends.
  • Block your knitting, using lots of pins to help open up the lace. Blocking will also help make the bind off edge scallop as the cast on edge will naturally do.

Razor Shell Pattern:

Works on multiples of 8 plus 1 stitches.

Row 1 (wrong side): Purl.

Row 2: Knit 1, *yarn over, knit 2, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over, knit 2, yarn over, knit 1. Repeat from * across.

Repeat these rows for pattern.

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