The yarn used in the sample is a soy/acrylic blend from Bernat; it has a slight sheen to it – very lovely to look at and to work with (eeew – don’t like ending a sentence with a preposition – who knew grammar teachers would haunt you the rest of your life!?).
Knitting this in white in a shiny silk or bamboo would make a beautiful tuxedo accessory.
I don’t provide gauges for these patterns because — well, it’s a scarf! Also, you can really use any yarn you wish, gauge really isn’t important in this case. Using the recommended needle on the ball band is often a good place to start. Note: Changing to a lighter or heavier yarn will change the width and length of the scarf and will use a different amount of yarn.
Finished Width: 8″ [20cm]
Yarn: Worsted weight; 340 yds [315m]
Needles: 4.5mm [US 7] needles
Finished Length: 48″ [1.2m]
Night on the Town Scarf
Cast on 40 stitches.
Work 74 repeats (296 rows total) of the pattern sequence below.
Note: when working the lifted increase (picture tutorial below) be sure to complete the entire procedure i.e lift loop,slip loop onto left needle, knit lifted loop, knit next stitch, so that your stitch count won’t be off.
Stitch Pattern based on: Herringbone, The Harmony Guides 450 more Knitting Stitches Volume 2 (2004)
Row 1 (WS): P1, k1, purl to last st, k1.
Row 2: K1, p1, *k2tog, k2, Linc, k2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, k2, p1.
Row 3: Repeat Row 1.
Row 4: K1, p1, k3, Linc, k2, k2tog *k2, Linc, k2 k2tog; repeat from * to last 2 sts; k1, p1.
Finishing: Bind off and weave in ends. Block.
The bottom edge will have a very slight wave.
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
Linc: lifted increase (see picture tutorial below)
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side
- Insert the right hand needle tip into the right leg of the stitch below the next stitch on the left-hand needle
- Lift this loop onto the left hand needle without twisting it
- Knit this picked up loop
- Knit the stitch above the lifted loop on the left-hand needle
This makes an invisible increase.
Oh, and when you make your scarf, send me the link if you publish a blog or send me a picture and I’ll gladly post if for you.
(c)2009 South Mountain ~ Naturally; 2014 Impeccable Knits
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