Putting scarves to toddlers’ necks is always quite of a feat. The scarf easily comes undone and falls off. No more with our stripey keyhole scarf. The scarf is knitted end-to-end in an easy striped stockinette pattern, edged with seed stitch, with a trick: a few rows before you finish the scarf a few stitches are bound off and then cast-on again in the next row. This creates a keyhole through which you can thread the other end of the scarf to keep it snug and firm around the baby’s neck.
The scarf is knitted in our ultrasoft Lamora, a special blend of lamsbwool and angora carded together. Angora gives this yarn a unique soft and light feel, but due to the lambswool it will not shed. In most case angora-rich yarns are not quite fot for the need of babies or very young children: the hairiness of the yarn can irritate them, make them sneeze, cough or make their eyes redden, yet the Lamora blend makes it perfectly suitable also for the youngest children with no risk of anything like that to happen.
Want to make a similar keyhole scarf for an adult? No problem: just buy twice as much yarn and knit for about 300 rows before making the keyhole opening. You will be able to roll the slender scarf twice around your neck if you want to make it warmer. Continue working in stripes for about 50 more rows, work the border and bind off.