Dienstag, 25. März 2014

Stripes, Stripes & Stripes Scarf

Free Knitting Pattern: Stripes, Stripes & Stripes ScarfThis light stripy spring scarf is
knitted from side to side. It's constructed in three parts - all at different angles.

The scarf is garter stitch only, with some short rows to shape the middle part. Colours are alternated every second row.

If knitted with the stitch count given below, the scarf measures about 190 cm in length and 27 cm in width.



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I have written a german version of this pattern - it can be found here. Eine deutsche Version gibt es hier.

Material
  • A total of 100 grams of fingering weight yarn in two colours (I used one skein of light grey yarn and one skein of variegated yarn)
  • 3.5 mm knitting needles
  • a tapestry needle to weave in ends

Techniques
  • Short Rows: A tutorial on short rows can be found here (http://www.oddknit.com/patterns/notes/techniques/shortrows.html). The abbreviation used here will be "w+t" (wrap and turn), i.e. wrap the yarn around the next stitch and turn your work.
    With garter stitch you can decide whether to pick up the wrapped stitches or not. I chose to pick them up - I even used a slightly more complicated way because I wanted to hide the wrap that was in last row's colour. First I turned the wrapped stitch, then I picked up the front part of the wrap and placed it on the needle, and finally I knitted it through the back loop. Whatever you choose, it's best to stay consistent throughout the project.


Instructions

The picture on the right shows the general construction, i.e. how the 3 parts fit together to produce a triangular scarf knitted from side to side - but with a slant.


Part 1 - Increasing
CO2 with colour 1 (white in the photos)
Row 1 (C1, RS):  k
Row 2 (C1, WS): kfb, k1
Row 3 (C2, RS): ssk, k to last stitch, kfb
Row 4 (C2, WS): kfb, k to end
Row 5 (C1, RS): ssk, k to last stitch, kfb
Row 6 (C1, WS): kfb, k to end
Repeat rows 3-6 until the ssk-edge measures about one third of the desired length (I repeated until I had 90 stitches on my needles)

Part 2a - Short rows getting wider
Row 1 (C2, RS+WS): k1, ssk, w+t, k to end
Row 2 (C1, RS+WS): k to and including wrapped stitch, w+t, k to end
Row 3 (C2, RS+WS): k to last wrapped stitch, ssk (i.e. knit wrapped stitch and next stitch together), w+t, k to end
Row 4 (C1, RS+WS): k to and including wrapped stitch, w+t, k to end

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have reached the left side.

The last row (C2, after the last stitch has been wrapped) is knitted as follows: k to last stitch, (pick it up and) knit it, turn work and knit back

The stitch count should be one third lower than at the beginning of part 2a, e.g. if your stitch count was 90 when you started thes part, it should be 60 now.

Part 2b - Short rows getting narrower
Row 1 (C1, RS+WS): k to last stitch, w+t, k to end
Row 2 (C2, RS+WS): k to st before last wrapped stitch, w+t, kfb, k to end
Row 3 (C1, RS+WS): k to 2 sts before last wrapped stitch (i.e. before the stitches that came from last row's kfb), w+t, k to end
(i.e. you wrap around one stitch from the kfb and leave the second one unknitted)
Row 4 (C2, RS+WS): k to st before last wrapped stitch, w+t, kfb, k to end

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until there are only two knitted stitches in the row.

The picture shows the scarf after a few rows of part 2b have been completed.
 
Part 3 - Decreasing
Row 1 (C1, RS): k to end (picking up all wrapped stitches)
Row 2 (C1, WS): ssk, k to last stitch, kfb
Row 3 (C2, RS): k to last 2 sts, k2tog
Row 4 (C2, WS):  ssk, k to last stitch, kfb
Row 5 (C1, RS):  k to last 2 sts, k2tog
Row 6 (C1, WS):  ssk, k to last stitch, kfb

Repeat rows 3 to 6 until there are only 2 stitches left on your needles.
Bind off and weave in ends.

Free Knitting Pattern: Stripes, Stripes & Stripes Scarf

Kommentare:

  1. Did you carry the two colors up the side? Otherwise you have all those ends to weave!

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    1. Usually, I try everything to avoid cutting my yarn and to have too many ends to weave in. So, in case of this scarf I carried the yarn up at the side.

      The only important thing is, to stay consistent as to how to cross your yarns when changing colours; I always put the new (to be used) yarn UNDER and behind the old yarn.

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