Manly Scarf 3: Night on the Town

Well, so far I’ve been managing 1 free pattern a week — we’ll see if this keeps up 😉

The Yarn
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.

No Gauge
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]

The Edges
The instructions include a 2 stitch moss stitch edging (k1,p1). This creates a non-curling edge for the scarf.

If you like the edge of the scarf to curl then omit the 2 edge stitches on either side in the instructions. The curl uses approximately ½ of a pattern repeat. (Curled edges shown from front and back)

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.

Pattern Sequence:
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.


k: knit
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
Linc: lifted increase (see picture tutorial below)
p: purl
RS: Right Side
st(s): stitch(es)
WS: Wrong Side

Linc=Lifted Increase

  1. Insert the right hand needle tip into the right leg of the stitch below the next stitch on the left-hand needle
  2. Lift this loop onto the left hand needle without twisting it
  3. Knit this picked up loop
  4. Knit the stitch above the lifted loop on the left-hand needle

This makes an invisible increase.

Here’s a little sequence to keep all the steps in their proper place:
Lift, Slip, Knit, Knit



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
This pattern is protected under copyright. No portion of this pattern may be reproduced or reposted in any manner. The copyright remains solely with the owner. If you wish to share this pattern please provide a link to this blog.


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