India Scarf

Graceful, filmy scarves, often in silk or the finest cotton, form part of the woman’s costume in India. A complement to the sari or the more informal salwar-kameez, the scarf serves multiple purposes: it protects against the sun, dust, and insects, enhances modesty, and adds further elegance to the Indian woman’s dress.

The openwork pattern of the India Scarf suggests the airiness and lightness of clothing worn in a hot country. It is worked in linen, a fibre also common in India and valued for its ability to keep the wearer cool. The mandarin orange colour pays tribute to one of India’s national colours.

The India Scarf can be worked in any yarn—in virtually any weight—that you wish. But when knit in linen, it has lightness while retaining both drape and structure.   

IndiaThe sample pictured is knit with Louet Euroflax 100% Wet Spun Linen, sportweight (255 m./270 yds. per 100 g. skein), colour: “Citrus Orange”.


Size: 156 cm./62 in. long and 21 cm./8.5 in. wide
Level of Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Suggested Yarn: Sport weight or double knitting yarn
Needles: 5.0 mm. (US 8)
Gauge: 17 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm./4 in. square when knit in Pattern Stitch

Pattern Price: $7.00 CAD

Purchase Pattern: $7.00 CAD