Manly Scarf #5: Fence Rows Scarf

This week’s contribution to the free scarf serial!

Fence Rows Scarf
This one is a twelve row repeat, but the stitch pattern, again, is not complicated, so it will make a nice “travelling piece”.

Speaking of that, how many knitting needles have you lost in the car? I have one cable needle I’m sure will never again see the light of day. It fell into the spot between the parking brake handle and its cover — I wasn’t going after it! It doesn’t seem to have caused any problems “in there” 😉

Anyway, on to today’s pattern. It is a modification of the Textured Stripe, The Harmony GuidesHarmony Guides: Knit & Purl, p226 (2007)

I opted for a finer yarn for this one. It would also look very nice in a worsted weight — the final dimensions and yardage required, of course, would change 😉

Yarn: Baby/Sport Weight; approx. 250 yds [230m]
Needles: 3.25mm [US3]
Finished Width: 4 inches [ 10cm]
Length: 50 inches [127cm]



k: knit
p: purl
sts: stitches

Cast on 30 stitches.

Row 1 {RS}: K1, *p1, k2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Row 2: P1, *k1, p2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, k1, p1.
Row 3: Repeat Row 1.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: * P2, k1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 6: * P1, k2; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 7: Repeat Row 5.
Row 8: Repeat Row 6.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: Purl.

Repeat these 12 rows 35 times (for a total of 36)

(If you want to make the scarf longer, work additional repeats of R 1 – 12 now.)

Work Rows 1 – 8 once more.

Bind off in pattern.

Weave in ends, block (if required) and present it to the love of your life!


I will put this on the PurpleSage Designs website (see link at right), but it may not happen for a week or two.

Feb 4/09: The pdf is now on the PurpleSage Designs website.


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