Donnerstag, 9. April 2015

Little Rectangles Summer Scarf

Here, in the middle of Europe, spring is just starting. So here's a thin and lightweight scarf that's just right for the season.

This scarf is made up of little garter stitch rectangles - that are connected as you go, making it an example of modular knitting (if you want to see my first modular pattern, it's here: Queen of Diamonds Scarf).

Little Rectangles Summer Scarf - A free knitting pattern by Knitting and so on




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A german version of this pattern is available here.

Die deutsche Version dieser Anleitung gibt es hier.

A crochet version of this pattern is available on my blog as well. It is called Rettangolini Scarf.


Materials:
  • about 150 grams fingering weight yarn
  • 3.25 mm needles (I used small dpns, because you only ever have 12 sts on your needles)
  • tapestry needle (to weave in ends)


Techniques:

General Construction:

The scarf is knitted in layers, each layer consists of 5 garter stitch rectangles that are 12 stitches wide and 8 ridges (i.e. 16 rows) high - see picture below.


With the exception of the set-up layer, at the end of rectangles 1 to 4 there are 8 bind-off stitches and 4 stitches left over. These 4 start the new rectangle, together with 4 newly cast-on stitches and 4 stitches picked up from the side of the corresponding rectangle in the layer below. At the end of rectangle 5, all but one stitch are bound-off - this leftover stitch will be the basis of the first rectangle for the next layer.

Free Knitting Pattern: Little Rectangles Summer Scarf


Instructions:

First layer (set-up layer)

Rectangle 1:
CO12 (with knitted cast-on)
Row 1: k
Rows 2-14: sl1, k to end
BO8 sts

Rectangle 2:
Row 1: Knit the 4 sts that are left over from the last rectangle, CO8 (with knitted cast-on)
Row 2: k8, ktbl, k to end
Rows 3-15: sl1, k to end
BO8 sts

Repeat rectangle 2 twice (i.e. knit it a total of three times).

Rectangle 5 (or last rectangle in one layer)
Row 1: Knit the 4 sts that are left over from the last rectangle, CO8 (with knitted cast-on)
Row 2: k8, ktbl, k to end
Rows 3-14: sl1, k to end
Row 15: BO11 sts -> you have one stitch left on your needles


Second layer (and next layers)

Rectangle 1:
Move the leftover stitch to the other end of your needle (i.e. don't turn, but start the CO on this side)
CO7 sts with knitted cast-on -> you have now 8 sts on your needles (see picture A)
Row 1: k7, ktbl, pick up and knit 4 sts from the side of the last rectangle (see picture B)
Rows 2-15: sl1, k to end
Row 16: BO8 sts

Rectangle 2 to 4:
Row 1: Knit the 4 sts that are left over from the last rectangle, CO4 (with backwards loop cast-on) and pick up 4 sts from the side of the next rectangle in the layer below (i.e. for rectangle 2 connect to rectangle 4 in the layer below, for rectangle 3 to rectangle 3 etc. - see picture in General Construction section)
Row 2: sl1, k2 ktbl, k4, ktbl, k to end
Rows 3-15: sl1, k to end
BO8 sts

Rectangle 5:
Row 1: Knit the 4 sts that are left over from the last rectangle, CO4 (with backwards loop cast-on) and pick up 4 sts from the side of the next rectangle in the layer below
Row 2: sl1, k2 ktbl, k4, ktbl, k to end
Rows 3-15: sl1, k to end
Row 15: BO11 sts -> you have one stitch left on your needles

Repeat 2nd layer until you're scarf is long enough.
In the very last rectangle of the very last layer bind off all stitches in row 15.

Weave in ends and block gently.



Yarn
The yarn that I used for this project is Jawoll Color (colorway 132.0458) by Lang Yarns. It was quite a challenge to find the right project for this yarn - as described in this blogpost and this blogpost.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out.


This post was featured at Pinbellish Pinparty 34 at purfylle.com and at the New Tuesday PINspiration Linkparty No. 6. Thanks!

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Kommentare:

  1. das sieht gut aus - danke, dass du uns deine Anleitung zur Verfügung stellst !!

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    1. Vielen lieben Dank.
      Ich habe eben übrigens auch eine deutsche Version veröffentlicht: http://knitting-and-so-on.blogspot.ch/2015/04/kleine-rechtecke-schal.html

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  2. Herzlichen Dank, dass du deine sprudelnden Ideen mit uns teilst !
    Grüessli Pia

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    1. Gerne - freut mich, dass es dir/euch gefällt. Hier übrigens die deutsche Version: http://knitting-and-so-on.blogspot.ch/2015/04/kleine-rechtecke-schal.html

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  3. I dont knit, but I do crochet and I love the little rectangles. Very eye catching. Love it, seen you on the link up at Eye Love Knots, and The Philosopher's Wife. Thanks for sharing. You can find my crochet blog @
    A Day In My Life, Crochet & Reviews
    http://krystlewv.blogspot.com

    Thanks! Crystal

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    1. Thank you very much. I do like your blog and I have added you to my circles on G+.

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  4. I love this scarf! The pattern looks like a lot of fun to knit - I look forward to trying it - pinned. Found your link on the Yarn Fanatic link up.

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    1. Thanks so much. I hope you'll be having fun knitting it.

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  5. This is super cool! You are an amazing knitter! I would love to try this, but I doubt it would ever be as good as yours. :)

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    1. Thank you! Well, my knitting is not exactly nice and regular, but I'm game to try a lot of things and to frog it if it doesn't work :) Just try it with a sturdy yarn - you'll know shortly whether it works or not. And if it doesn't - no harm done :)
      Happy knitting (whatever you knit)!

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  6. Where can I find the Crochet Pattern for this? All that it is showing is the Knitting Pattern

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    1. Here's the crochet version: https://knitting-and-so-on.blogspot.ch/2016/07/rettangolini-scarf.html

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  7. Where can I find the Crochet Pattern for this? All that it is showing is the Knitting Pattern

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