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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Silk Scarf

It's been awhile since we had a free pattern, hasn't it?  I put this scarf sample in the shop last week right before the sale, and quite a few lovely knitters really seemed to like it.


The pattern itself is pretty simple...it's basically a knit/purl rib pattern that shifts one stitch to the side on each row.  The scarf is reversible, which I love.  I designed this with Louisa Harding Mulberry Silk, a beautiful pure silk yarn with a very smooth texture.  I used a US7, a few sizes larger than the yarn officially recommends, to create a really satisfying drape.  


If you decide to use a different yarn, be sure to choose something with a smooth texture and ideally with some silk or bamboo.  If you choose a fuzzy yarn, the pattern will just disappear.  The silk is really great for people who might not care for wool, and I think it could even be knit as a dressy piece for the right man.


I hope you all enjoy!

Close Knit Silk Scarf
by Leah Bandstra

Yarn: 3 balls Louisa Harding Mulberry (100% silk)
Needles: US7
Finished Size: 60"x6.5"

Gauge: About 5.5 stitches/in in stockinette
Instructions:
Cast on 49 stitches.  Starting with row 1, follow chart until you have about 2 yards of yarn left.  BO in pattern, weave in ends, and wet block, especially if you have used silk.

Row 1: K1, *P3, K4* until 6 stitches remain, P3, K3.
Row 2: P2, *K4, P3* until 5 stitches remain, K4, P1.
Row 3: K2, *P3, K4* until 5 stitches remain, P3, K2.
Row 4: P1, *K4, P3* until 6 stitches remain, K4, P2.
Row 5: K3, *P3, K4* until 4 stitches remain, P3, K1.
Row 6: *K4, P3*.
Row 7: *K4, P3*.
Row 8: K3, *P3, K4* until 4 stitches remain, P3, K1.
Row 9: P1, *K4, P3* until 6 stitches remain, K4, P3.
Row 10: K2, *P3, K4* until 5 stitches remain, P3, K2.
Row 11: P2, *K4, P3* until 5 stitches remain, K4, P1.
Row 12: K1, *P3, K4* until 6 stitches remain, P3, K3.
Row 13: *P3, K4*.
Row 14: *P3, K4*.

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Odd # rows (right side or RS) are read from right to left.
Even # rows (wrong side or WS) are read from left to right.

  = knit on RS, purl on WS

X = purl on RS, knit on WS
 

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this extremely useful pattern. I hope to make it a little wider for my son, who is worldly enough to wear it proudly.

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  2. Are there any erratas in this pattern?

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  3. Row 9 is wrong. It adds up to 50 stitches. The last 6 should be "K4, P2," not P3

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  4. I love the woven jacquard look of this! -XarifaBedford on Ravelry

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