Scarf Style 2: Sylvie

In a follow up to the astonishingly popular Scarf Style (oh my – over 9 years ago, and yet the projects are still so timeless + classic), Ann Budd expertly together a compilation of 26 new stunning scarves for Scarf Style 2.

Courtney’s contribution to the book, Sylvie, is a classic Fair Isle scarf knit out of a modern color combination of Canopy Fingering, a gorgeous 3-ply blend of alpaca, merino and viscose bamboo.

Knit in the round (a tube, if you will), Sylvie features corrugated ribbing, a large, bold Fair Isle motif on the front and a salt + pepper motif on the back. Thanks to a column of slipped stitches along each side, the scarf folds flat to keep the two pattern separate.

Sylvie is knit using Canopy Fingering in palm bud and plum, two feminine, soft colors, but due to the wide variety of options offered in the line, the color possibilities are endless!

We put together a few combinations – from classic to more modern + funky! 


Yarn: The Fibre Company Canopy Fingering (50% baby alpaca, 30% merino, 20% viscose bamboo; 200 yd 183/50 g): palm bud; MC, 3 skeins; plum; CC, 2 skeins.
Needles: Ribbing: Size U.S. 2 (2.75 mm): 16” (40 cm) circular needle. Body: Size U.S. 3 (3 mm): 16” (40 cm) circular needle.
Notions: Size C/2 (3 mm) crochet hook and smooth waste yarn for
provisional cast-on; markers; spare needle same size as smaller cir
needle; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 36.5 sts and 29.5 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in salt-and-pepper and charted patterns with larger needle, worked in rnds.

2 thoughts on “Scarf Style 2: Sylvie

  1. Nancy says:

    Love this scarf! Can you explain the column of slipped stitches?

  2. The slipped stitches keep the scarf lying flat. It is knit in the round, so when you slip at the beg of the row and at the side point (every other row) it creates a fold line.

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