Sometimes all that’s needed is a little scarf to show off that wonderful single skein of fingering weight yarn. Combine it with easy to remember shaping and easily adjusted sizing, and we have a definite winner! It doesn’t hurt either that the loopy i-cord bind off is perfect for using up odds and ends. Keten is a simple stole, featuring mosaic slip stitch patterning. The combination with garter stitch makes it a perfect choice for both mindless relaxing and somewhat more challenging knitting. Don’t let the color work frighten you though; if you can knit stripes, you can do this! Keten is available in 2 sizes: a scarf and a wrap; pictured is the largest size.

The pattern contains fully written out instructions as well as charts for slip stitch sections.

Skills required This pattern features mosaic slip stitch patterning. Stitches used include knit, and slipping stitches. This pattern is suitable for the advanced beginner or intermediate knitter.

Sizes and measurements Size S (L): 37.5 (51) cm (14 ¾ (20) inches) wide and 172.5 cm (77 inches) long, measured after blocking.

The size of this stole can easily be changed by casting on a different number of stitches and by adjusting the number of repeats worked in the various sections. This will, of course, impact the amount of yarn needed.


  • Written and charted pattern
  • Instructions in English
  • US Imperial and metric measurements
  • Suitable for the advanced beginner orintermediate knitter
  • Written for a gauge of 18 sts /18 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) over garter stitch, measured after blocking.
  • Digital PDF has 4 pages (letter size)

Materials you need at home:

  • Yarn: Fleece Artist BFL Sport (100% Bluefaced Leicester wool; 330 m (361 yds) / 125 g) in the following amounts and colors: C1: 152 (322) m (166 (352) yds) / 58 (122) g in Coral, C2: 127 (269) m (139 (294) yds) / 48 (102) g in Granite.
  • Size 4 mm (US 6) / 80 cm (32 inches) circular needles – for garter stitch sections.
  • Size 4.5 mm (US 7) / 80 cm (32 inches) circular needles (or larger as needed) – for mosaic sections, to minimize “pulling in”.
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch markers to denote repeats of the mosaic patterning (optional)
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Susanne Visch

How lovely to meet you! I’m Susanne Visch and I live in the Netherlands. Not only the country of tulips, cheese, and windmills but also of Dutch Design.

I find it important to provide user-friendly instructions for interesting patterns. In most cases, my patterns feature both written and charted instructions, with detailed explanations of the techniques used.

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