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Mini Mochi

L-Train Scarf

Adapted from the Mochi Plus Mock Plaid Scarf by Susan Druding

Description:  The L train is a subway line in New York that  travels from the Lower West Side to Brooklyn. The slow gradations of gray tones and the subway tile-look of this scarf inspired its urban name.  The L-Train Scarf is designed using slow-striping Mini Mochi as a main color and Mini Solid as the contrast color.  The mock plaid  is created by carrying a slipped stitch across the contrast color.  Alternating bands of garter and Stockinette stitches create texture and helps to flatten the  finished blocked piece.

Level: Easy (garter, St st, slipped sts)

Size:  64" x 5"


  • MC - 1 ball of Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (shown in 345 "Fog Bound")
  • CC - 1 ball of Crystal Palace Mini Solid (shown in 1100 "Natural Ecru")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles: 9" Single-Points in US size 5 (or size needed for gauge)
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:  6 sts=1" over garter stitch

Abbreviations:  BO- bind off; CC- contrast color; CO- cast on; k- knit; p- purl; RS- right side (outside of piece); sl- slip; St st- stockinette stitch; st(s)-stitches; WS- wrong side; yb- yarn back; yfwd- yarn forward



Note 1: Do not break yarn when changing colors. Before starting each RS row, carry the color not in use up the edge by wrapping it once around the color that is in use. This will produce a tidy right-hand edge.


Note 2: When slipping sts on the WS, be sure to bring yarn to front before slipping the st.


With MC, CO 34 sts. Work 6 rows in garter st. Begin Mock Plaid pattern:


Row 1 (RS): With MC, k.

Row 2 (WS): With MC, K4, p26, k4.

Rows 3 & 4: Repeat Rows 1 & 2.

Row 5: With CC, K4, *sl 1, k4; rep from * to end of row.

Row 6: With CC, K4, *bring yfwd, sl 1 wyif, bring yb, k4; rep from * to lend of row.

Row 7 & 8: Repeat Rows 5 & 6.


Repeat these 8 rows until piece measures ~63.5", ending with a Row 4. Work 6 rows in garter st. BO loosely.


Weave in ends with tapestry needle. Dampen piece and block to measurements.






July 2015

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