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aiona / Leila Raven

Dropped stitches, fringe, stripes, and worked in the round…Leila has made a delicious project for us to savor. A celebration of our all-natural, botanically dyed Willet, Aiona uses one skein of all five shades (and is available as a kit!).

The scarf is worked in the round, on the bias, with a clever twist: An ample section of plain stockinette stitches interrupt the seed and dropped stitch motif, which is then cut down the center and unraveled to create built-in fringe (with two options given for adding additional fringe to the scarf). 

Use our new naturally dyed shades, or head over to our original Willet palette to create your own perfect colorway.


8½" [21.5 cm] wide and 72" [183 cm] long, plus 6" [15 cm] fringe (option 1) or 5" [12.5 cm] fringe (option 2)


willet naturally dyed / 1 skein each: madder M1 / buckthorn light F1 / buckthorn dark BT2 / cutch+iron IT1 / logwood L1


32" circular in size US 6 [4 mm]


14½ sts and 28 rnds = 4" [10 cm] in drop and seed stitch pattern, after blocking


Long-tail cast on, EZ's sewn bind off, overhand knot (links provided); increasing, decreasing.

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