K12tog April Project - Stochastic Fantastic Scarf

K12tog April Project - Stochastic Fantastic Scarf


We're celebrating spring with this month's featured knitting project. The Stochastic Fantastic scarf embraces the chaotic beauty of nature by using the power of stochasticity - that's nerdy statistics speak for randomness - to place the flower motif. By rolling a die (or using a random number generator app or website) you'll slowly transition the scarf from plain stockinette stitch to a field of flowers. We love this scarf knit in a yarn that adds another layer of organic, variable texture - like Baby Suri (pictured in Mallard), mohair blends, or single-plies.

Have an Alpaca sensitivity? Not feeling the fuzz? We've got you. 🦙 💗 We've re-written this pattern to allow for a wider range of yarns.

Get the pattern free with purchase of the kit OR Baby Suri Alpaca or Mohair or other lace-weight yarn or single-ply yarn through 4/2/22! Just add both items to your cart to see the discount.


Stochastic Fantastic Scarf by Emily Williams


Suggested: One skein of Less Traveled Yarns Baby Suri (pictured in Mallard).

Other options: You'll need approximately 230-270 yards/210-250 meters of a yarn or combination of yarns that yields a fabric you like at the specified gauge (5 stitches per inch). Yardage can vary with yarn weight and row gauge. Fuzzy and single-ply yarns offer a pleasingly organic texture. We love lace-weight mohair/suri alpaca OR worsted OR fingering held along with lace-weight mohair/suri alpaca (requires full yardage of each yarn).


Shown above, left to right/top to bottom: Dark green scarf is Less Traveled Yarns Baby Suri (lace-weight 74% baby suri alpaca, 26% silk) in Mallard. Yellow/green scarf is Schulana Kid Seta in 06 Kiwi (lace-weight 70% kid mohair, 30% silk), which is VERY similar to Lang Mohair Luxe. Swatches (left to right) are: Malabrigo Worsted in Frank Ochre; Malabrigo Mechita in Frank Ochre, held with Lang Mohair Luxe in 114; and Lang Mohair Luxe in 114. All swatches get gauge and used the same needles.

Knit 12 Together with us!

Every month of the year (that's the 12...), we feature an accessible, fun, smaller project to knit, suggesting both a pattern and a yarn to make it with. 

Our suggested projects are just that - suggestions - you're the boss! Substitute yarns or patterns, tackle only projects that speak to you, take a busy month off, or challenge yourself to complete all 12 of this year's projects with us. No matter what, we’re delighted to have you aboard.

See past months' projects.