Lighten Up!

Latest pattern offered through Knit Picks, Lighten Up!

Available on the Knit Picks website or through my Ravelry pattern store


Dark graduates to light, in this simple yet interesting take on the zig-zag. Knit center out in the round, there is no need to worry about matching cast-on to bind-off since you’ll be binding off all stitches in one fell swoop! Follow the suggested striping sequence or make up your own for a totally different look!


Pattern includes instructions for shortening scarf. Finished size pictured is 85” long x 18” wide from point to point.

Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss Fingering 70% merino wool, 30% silk; 220 yds/50 gms
Color: #24612 Kenai (turquoise); 3 skeins Color #25017 Sea Spray (light blue); 3 skeins
Needles: Two US 4 (3.5 mm) 40 inch circular knitting needles
US 8 (5 mm) straight or circular needle, for binding off
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers

Techniques required:

  • knitting in the round on two circular needles
  • Judy’s magic cast-on

Links are provided in the pattern to free tutorials on the above techniques, but are not explicitly explained within the pattern itself.

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