Spice, Spice, Baby

September 14, 2010 § 6 Comments

Greetings, blog readers!

I know you’re all as excited as we are here at Be Sweet at the arrival of our new Spice yarn. Spice will be in stores this week!


A durable blend of 50% brushed mohair and 50% natural silk, which gives this yarn a beautiful, soft sheen, this yarn knits up to 13 sts and 24 rows over 4.” With 160 yards and 6 amazing, natural shades, this yarn is sure to be a new Be Sweet favorite.

To introduce you, our dear readers, to this incredible new yarn, we offer up a free pattern by our own Christine Carnal – a super cute leaf scarf.


A variation of Angora Leaf Scarf from Vintage Knitwear for the Modern Knitter by Lise-Lotte Lystrup

Finished Measurement:

Length: 34 inches

Length of Middle Section: 19 inches

Width of middle section: 5 inches


  • 1 ball Be Sweet Spice (160 yds/100g, 50% silk, 50% mohair)
  • US 9 (5.5mm) needles
  • Stitch holder

Gauge: 17.5 sts and 12 rows over 4 inches in garter stitch


St – Stitch

Beg – Beginning

Inc – Increase

Dec – Decrease

K – Knit

Rem – Remaining


The entire scarf is worked in garter stitch.

Cast on 1 stitch.

Row 1: Inc once into the stitch. 2 sts.

Row 2: Knit.

Row 3: Inc into both sts. 4 sts.

Row 4: Knit.

Row 5: Inc 1, k to last st, inc 1.

Rep last two rows until there are 24 sts on the needle.

Knit 3 rows.

Next row (RS): Dec 1, k to last 2 sts, dec 1.

Next row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows until there are 16 sts on the needle.

Slip this leaf onto a holder, break yarn. Set aside.

Work another leaf in the same way, finishing with 16 sts on the needle. Do not break yarn.

Knit 3 rows.

Next row (RS): Knit 6 sts. Place the first leaf behind the one on the needle and knit 1 stitch of the front leaf together with one stitch of the back leaf 10 times. K the rem 6 sts from back leaf. 22 sts on needle.

Knit 6 rows.

Next row (RS): knit 11, turn. Knit 7 rows more of only these 11 stitches to create slit.

Reattach yarn to the unworked 11 sts and work 8 rows.

Next row: Knit all 22 sts across.

Work for 77 rows or desired length.

Next row (RS): K2tog across row. 11 sts rem.

Knit one row.

Next row: Inc 1, k to last st, inc 1.

Next row: Knit.

Rep last two rows until there are 23 sts on needle.

Knit 3 rows.

Next row (RS): Dec 1, k to last 2 sts, dec 1.

Next row: Knit.

Rep last 2 rows until 1 st remains.

Bind off.


With darning needle and yarn, work in stem-stitch according to photo to represent veins on each leaf.

To wear: Fold scarf into inverted pleat, slip opposite end through slit.

Queue it up on Ravelry here!

§ 6 Responses to Spice, Spice, Baby

  • […] be giving away a free Spice Leaf Scarf kit (pattern, yarn) to one lucky reader who tells us how they or someone they know has been sweet […]

    • Susan says:

      Sweet describes my 4 year old granddaughter, Allison, who lives Three thousand miles away from me. I love to knit for her, especially with Be Sweet yarn that I bought for her in Los Altos, Ca. She is forever saying “I love you grandma” Being profoundly hearing impaired, I wear two cochlear implants, and every morning, when visiting, she wakes me up and tells me to put on my magic ears!. She amazes me in that she is bilingual ( Chinese and English, and when she grows up, she will be a ballerina/surgeon!.

  • Lillian says:

    Babetta this afternoon at her yarn shop in the Sacramento area. She chatted with me and responded warmly to my commentary about my yarn addiction as if it were the first time she heard remarks about buying yarn when there’s already plenty at home, etc. etc. etc.

  • Rosemary says:

    Where can I buy it? Please post a link to stores!

  • Sharon says:

    Just want to tell everyone that Beth G. drove from Lynn, MA to my home in Haverhill, MA to take me to church in Beverly, MA early this morning. I can’t think of a sweeter gesture FOR ME. I don’t make it to church unless someone can come from down that way to pick me up and drive back down there.

  • Ruby says:

    You know the ladies of the LSSK are such a great circle of friendship when we have need, or our families have needs. I cannot imagine what I have gone through without having their thoughts and prayers there.

    Hugs to the LSSK knit sistahs.


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