Ojo de Gallo

It’s warm
It’s reversible
It’s unisex
It’s cool

It’s named by the lovely Lolita Blahnik of LPK – named after the very tasty little Canarian fish with large eyes

Designed, knitted and photographed by Lisa Risager

To make a scarf you will need
2-3 balls of very soft wool
Knitting needles of a size that makes your knitting soft and loose

Cast on 36 stitches and work 4 rows in K2, P2 ribbing

Work the following pattern:
Row 1: K2, P2, *K1, YO, K1, P2*
Row 2: K2 *P3, K2*, P2
Row 3: K2, P2, *sl1, K2, psso, P2*

repeat these 3 rows until you’re almost out of yarn

Work 4 rows of K2, P2 ribbing
Cast off loosely

Wear & keep warm!


6 thoughts on “Ojo de Gallo

  1. For the Ojo de Gallo scarf, in the first row of the pattern, shouldn’t there be a K2tog to make up for the YO? Otherwise aren’t you adding 3 stitches across that row? What am I missing?

  2. Hello Judi
    In row 1 you add stitches
    In row 2 you knit the extra stitches
    In row 3 you decrease the extra stitches when you pass the slipped stitch over two knitted stitches.
    Hope this helps!

  3. Hi, I’ve been trying to knit this scarf, and it seems that I am ending up with less stitches as I go. Not sure what I’m doing wrong. Any ideas? According to the pattern it does seem that in row 1 I am increasing 1 stitch in the repeat, but in row 3, I am decreasing 2 stitches in the repeat.


  4. Hi Arlow
    in row 1 you increase 1 stitch
    in row 3 you decrease 1 stitch
    – slip 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches, pass the slipped stitch over the 2 knitted stitches
    Hope this helps!

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