Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Free Pattern - Hint of Spring Scarf

A friend gave me two skeins of this yarn, and the lovely lavender just cried out to be made into a spring scarf. Spring in Wisconsin means warm days, but cool evenings. I decided to make the scarf quite narrow to make it more versatile--just wrap it two or three times around your neck for extra warmth. The design is meant to invoke baskets of daisies. I adapted the daisy stitch pattern from Vogue Knitting. The daisy pattern is 10 rows, and the basketweave 8 to give variation.

Hint of Spring Scarf

Rowan Summer Tweed in #525 - Blueberry, two skeins
Yarn info: 70% silk, 30% cotton; 108m/116yd per skein

Size 8 knitting needles
Tapestry needles (for weaving in ends)

Gauge: About 5 stitches per inch in stockinette.

Finished Dimensions: 4" wide, 72" long

Basketweave pattern:

Row 1: k5, p5, k5, p5
Row 2: p5, k5, p5, k5
Repeat these two rows 3 more times (8 rows total)
Row 9: p5, k5, p5, k5
Row 10: k5, p5, k5, p5
Repeat these two rows 3 more times (8 rows total)

Repeat these 16 rows, replacing the center 10 stitches with the Daisy Pattern after the first 8 rows, and up until the last 8 rows. The basketweave pattern forms the 5 stitches at either edge of the entire scarf. The first 8 and last 8 rows will be in basketweave pattern all the way across.

Daisy pattern:

Row 1: k3, k2tog, yo twice, ssk, k3
Row 2: p3, k2, k1tbl, k1, p3
Row 3: k1, k2tog, yo twice, ssk, k2tog, yo twice, ssk, k1
Row 4: p3, k1tbl, k3, p3
Repeat Rows 1-4 once more, then Rows 1-2. Daisy pattern is a total of 10 rows.

Click here for illustrations.


Cast on 20 stitches. Work rows 1-8 of the basketweave pattern. Maintaining the basketweave pattern over the 5 stitches at either edge of the scarf, work 10 rows stockinette, then the 10 rows of the daisy pattern. Continue in this manner until the scarf is desired length. End with rows 1-8 or 9-16 of the basketweave pattern, as appropriate. Bind off. Weave in ends. Lightly steam block, if needed.

Hint of Spring Scarf Pattern Copyright 2006, Allison Campbell. Please feel free to knit this pattern for yourself or someone you love, and to share it with friends. If you would like permission to reproduce this pattern for commercial use, contact me. Feel free to link to this page, but DO NOT copy and paste this pattern, or upload any photos, to your own, or any other, website or printed matter without prior permission. Please contact me if you notice any errors. Enjoy!


Knittypants said...

That's a really cute scarf. You came up with it and knit so quickly. And the tutorial to go with is really helpful.

Rain said...

I love the stitch pattern for the scarf. It sounds like it will be really handy too.

Impending summer means I have to put my winter knits away :(

Wendy DG said...

This scarf is beautiful. I'm going to add it to my project queue.

Marie said...

Very cute pattern! I like the flowers and the yarn color is very pretty. Thanks for writing up the directions and making the tutorial!