Monday, 16 August 2010

Knitted Sailor Scarf

Another free pattern for you guys! I designed this one a few years back, for a calendar my knitting group made. Some people have shown interest in the pattern, so here it is!
As it's so long ago since i designed it, my knitting has improved since then, so if any bits of the pattern don't really make sense, or you think it's wrong, then please let me know!!!

KNITTED SAILOR SCARF PATTERN:



Materials:

  • 4mm needles
  • Cygnet, Superwash, Pure Merino DK 50g. 2x navy (MC), 1x white (CC) or any DK in chosen colours.
  • Stitch holder.
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Directions:

(note: it is easier to split the contrast colour in to two balls, rather than carry the yarn across the whole piece)

  • Using MC, cast on 60 stitches.
  • Rows 1-6: Work in knit stitch.
  • Row 7: K3, change to CC. Knit in CC till 3sts from end. K last 3 in MC.
  • Row 8: repeat row 7.
  • Row 9: k3 in MC, k1 in CC, k in MC till 4sts remain. K1 in CC, k3 in MC.
  • Row 10: repeat row 9.
  • Row 11: k3 in MC, k1 in CC, k1 in MC. K in CC till 5sts remain. K1 in MC, k1 in CC, k3 in MC.
  • Row 12: repeat row 11.
  • Row 13: k3 in MC, k1 in CC, k1 in MC, k1 in CC. K in MC till 6sts remain. K1 in CC, k1 in MC, k1 in CC, k3 in MC.
  • Row 14: repeat row 13
  • Row 15: repeat row 13
  • Row 16: repeat row 13
(k3 in MC, k1 in CC, k1 in MC, k1 in CC, k2 in MC this forms right border.
(k2 in MC, k1 in CC, k1 in MC, k1 in CC, k3 in MC) forms left border.
  • Row 17: work in stockinette stitch (keeping the borders in knit stitch) until piece measures approx 18cm/7”
  • With right side facing, including border pattern, knit 18sts. Cast off next 24sts loosely and knit the remaining 18sts (with border).
  • Continue working in stockinette on the second set of stitches (keeping the left border and placing the other set on a stitch holder) for 21 rows.
  • *k1, k into front and back of next st, k6, k2tog, k border. Purl next row*
Work this 8 times.
  • Next row: K8, k2tog, k border. Purl next row.
  • Next row: k7, k2tog, k border. Purl next row.
  • Next row: k6, k2tog, k border. Purl next row.
  • Work in stockinette (keeping border) for 30 rows.
  • Work in stockinette for 6 rows, NO BORDER.
  • *k row till 3sts from end, k2tog, k1.
Purl next row.
Knit next row.
Purl next row.*
Work this 10 times.

  • Cast off.
  • Place stitches from holder on to the needle. Continue working in stockinette (keeping the right border) for 21 rows.
  • *k border, k2tog, k6, k into front and back of next st, k1. Purl next row.*
Work this 8 times.
  • Next row: k border, k2tog, k8. Purl next row.
  • Next row: k border, k2tog, k7. Purl next row.
  • Next row: k border, k2tog, k6. Purl next row.
  • Work in stockinette (keeping border) for 30 rows.
  • Work in stockinette for 6 rows, NO BORDER.
  • *k1, k2tog, k to end.
Purl next row.
Knit next row.
Purl next row.*
Work this 10 times.

  • Cast off.
  • Sew in ends and block to stop edges curing in :)