21 February 2010

Reversible Circles of Lace

This reversible scarf was worked horizontally to be 13" wide, however  the pattern can also be worked lengthwise with more stitches. The yarn used for this model was a gray graded wool/tussah silk blend....so lovely...very soft and comfortable and handspun.




Experience Level: Intermediate
Materials: - 445 yds Fingering WeightYarn - Handspun yarn was used for model (This can be made smaller or larger depending on yarn used.  Just check your gauge to alter the cast on sitches and go for it.)
- US 7 (4.5 mm needles)

Abbreviations:
BO: bind off
CO: cast on
k: knit

p: purl
k2tog: knit 2 sts together
RS: right side (only to keep track of your rows)
SK2P: slip 1 st knitwise to the right-hand needle, k2tog, pass the slipped st over the knit sts.

st(s): stitch(es)
WS: wrong side (only to keep track of your rows)
yo: yarn over (note: there are 3 yarn overs in a row to create the circle)



Pattern Stitch: (multiple of 10 + 5)
Row 1 (RS): K3, k2tog, yo, k5, *yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k5* repeat from * to * until 5 sts from end; yo, k2tog, k3
Row 2 (WS): Knit across
Row 3: K2, k2tog, yo, k1, SK2P, yo(3x), k2tog, *k1, yo, SK2P, yo, k1, SK2P, yo(3x), k2tog* repeat from * to * until 5 sts from end; k1, yo, k2tog, k2.

Row 4: K7, p1, *k9, p1*, repeat from * to * until 7 sts from end; k7. (the p1 is for the middle of the three yarn overs.)
Row 5: K4, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, *yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog*, repeat from * to* until 4 sts from the end; yo, k4.
Row 6: Knit across
Row 7:  K5, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, *k5, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo*, repeat from * to * until 5 sts from end; k5
Row 8:  Knit across
Row 9:  K6, yo, SK2P, yo, k1 *SK2P, yo(3x), k2tog, k1, yo, SK2P, yo, k1* repeat from * to* until 5 sts from end; k5
Row 10:  k12, p1, *k9, p1* repeat from * to * until 12 sts from end; k12
Row 11:   K4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, *k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo*, repeat from * to* until 6 sts from end; k2tog, k4
Row 12:  Knit across

NOTE:

Row 5 shifts the repeat one stitch to the right and row 11 shifts the repeat one stitch to the left.  This is why I have not suggested using markers for this pattern.
Instructions:
CO 65 sts
Set up row (WS): K across
Work in pattern stitch to desired length (or width if making lengthwise). Bind off loosely.  Block, tuck ends and enjoy!









79 comments:

lacelady said...

Looks delightful! thank you!

lej619 said...

What a very pretty scarf!!! One question though. As I was reading through the pattern, ... On row 4 did you mean to write .... P1,k6,k3,p1...?? If so why not just k9??
Thanks

Laura said...

Lovely shawl / scarf - it will be next on my list of projects! -

Anonymous said...

I am confused, row 4 and 10 of the chart don't seem to match the written instructions. Can you confirm? Beautiful pattern!

Christina said...

Thank you...whoever you are. I have corrected the chart. I had two versions and the wrong one was updated. Should be correct now.

Anonymous said...

I started this scarf with the original pattern that was posted, and also had problems with row 4. now that you've updated, it seems that there is a problem with row 3...am I misreading the directions and the chart?

Christina said...

Row 3 seems fine, but wonder what you think is the issue. I can't seem to fond one. Please let me know. Thanks.

Elizabeth said...

This will seem like the silly question but what is yo? I understand everything else but don't know what this means...if I am on knit and want to continue on knit how do I do yo? Thank you..Elizabeth

Christina said...

Hi Elizabeth. Yo is a yarn over. If your yarn is behind your right needle because you're knitting, just bring the yarn to the front and over your right needle......continue knitting. You've made a stitch by making a hole in the project.
Hope this helps.

Elizabeth said...

Christina, thank you...I know it seemed like a doltish question but although I've been knitting for ages it is very rarely I'll try a fancy pattern...I'm mostly a knit and purl...this scarf looks so pretty and I have some superfine very soft white wool..I thought I'd knit it for my daughter and she can dye it whatever colour she wants...wool and needles at the ready....here I go...Elizabeth

Christina said...

I'm glad you asked. Please feel free. I'd love to see it when you finish. I love that she will get to dye it. The fibre ii made this with was hand painted by a friend and I spun to knit. Enjoy!

Christina said...

Do you have access to ravelry? The pattern is there. If not, I can send.

janjan said...

Hi - I'm having trouble with row 5 in the chart. It seems like there should be 10 stitches at the beginning of the row, then repeats of 10, then 5 stitches at the end. But in row 5, there are two ktogs and only 1 yo, leaving one with only 9 stitches in that column. Also, when I knit those first 10 stitches, I don't have enough stitches! If it goes: k4 (stitches 1-4), yo (stitch added), k2tog (stitches 5-6), k3 (stitches 7-9), then ktog (stitches 10 + ???). Does that makes sense? Same for the end of that row, when I yo (stitch added), then k4 (stitches 1-4), but that leaves stitch 5 at the end extra! What do I do? Or am I missing something obvious? Thanks for any help!

janjan said...

Okay - never mind. I've been using stitch markers to separate the repeats (newbie and want to be mistake free) but it seems like with row 5 everything shifts down the row one, including the markers...so the chart isn't really representative in the row, right?

Kim Miller said...

is there anyway of downloading the pattern. i have no printer so i would love to download this pattern.

Christina said...

Hi Kim...I don't have a download available, sorry. You can try to copy the pattern into a word doc or pdf and download from there. Hope it works out.

Ann said...

This is so lovely. Thank-you for making your design free. I think I have the perfect yarn for this. I am off to explore the stash. Again, thank- you, you do beautiful work. Ann

Christina said...

Thank you, Ann. I hope I get to see your project complete. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

This would be beautiful with beads.

RoxArt said...

Hi Kim - to copy the pattern on my iPad I hold the menu button at the bottom and press the on/off button to take a screen shot You can also take a screen shot on a computer / laptop - hope this helps

Christina said...

Thanks for the suggestion. Hope it works for you, Kim.

Portia Pot Pie said...

Hi Christina - i'd like to make this wider and i see that you say it's easy. would i just add a few multiples of 5?

Christina said...

Hi there...it's a 10 row repeat, so you would need to add as many additional multiples of 10 as you would like to meet your width.

Thanks.

lostsentiments said...

Ohhh lah lah, this is LOVELY! :) Thank you for sharing!

Rosie's Knitted Goodies said...

I absolutely adore this lace shawl! It's stunning! It's next on my list to knit. I will wear it with pride...

Christina said...

Thank you.

sewingwen said...

I would love to make this an infinity scarf. Have you tried it in the round?

MaddyP said...

I cannot believe you posted this delicious design for free! Thank you!5 I just returned from my first-ever Yarn Crawl where I visited 2 shops and came home with loads of yarn and a fistful of patterns. I bought one little skein of a delightful red and hot pink sock yarn but had no plans for it till I saw your shawl. My favorite sister-in-law will be so surprised! Can't wait to get started! Thanks again.

Christina said...

Thank you for posting. Enjoy the pattern and post a picture in Ravelry so we can all see.

Bonnie said...

What a lovely scarf pattern. I haven't tried any of these beautiful lacy scarves yet but this one has caught my eye. And, I may have the perfect yarn for it already.

Just an FYI for those who want to save this to their computer rather than printing it out -- I use a program that converts web pages to PDFs. I've successfully saved this one using http://www.web2pdfconvert.com

The draw back is you get everything on the post including pages of comments. But when I want to print this I'll be able to select which pages I want to print. Thanks for sharing a beautiful project with us.

Christina said...

Thank you, Bonnie. And thanks for the PDF suggestion. You can also do a copy and paste to a Word document to save to your computer or print out. I'll work on they to get a PDF of these soon. Please let me know how it turns out. Post it on Ravelry if you can too. Enjoy!!

Fran Friel said...

Christina - You've been so generous with your beautiful pattern AND your kindness (answering everyone's questions). Wow. You're awesome sauce!

Françoise Rousseau said...

Looks beautiful indeed ! Thanks for sharing ! One more project added to my to-do list...

Christina said...

Thanks, Fran. I really appreciate the kind words.

Christina said...

Thank you, Francoise. Enjoy and please do post to ravelry or share with me. I love to see finished projects.

Leah Waldo said...

hi!

If I wanted to knit this in the round to make an infinity scarf, how would I do that?

Christina said...

Leah...check the pattern page upper left on the blog page. Look for the pattern Reversible Circles Infinity...same pattern...infinity version. Enjoy!

AFAY13 said...

I'd like to make this into a small baby blanket. How can I add stitches....in multiples of what?

AFAY13 said...

sorry....I finally read all the comments and saw where it's a multiple of 10's....thanks

Christina said...

Thanks. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Christina, this pattern is beautiful. Please could you send me a copy to clairemunden@gmail.com

Christina said...

Thank you. I don't have a separate copy. If you just highlight the pattern you can paste it into a word document to print or save.

Ramalakshmi Pasumarthy said...

Lovely pattern.. Can I use baby silkapa 70% baby alpaca and 30% silk ..for this pattern.

Ramalakshmi Pasumarthy said...

Lovely pattern.. Can I use baby silkapa 70% baby alpaca and 30% silk ..for this pattern.

Christina said...

Thank you....you can use any yarn. Sounds like this combination will be super soft. Enjoy!

Ramalakshmi Pasumarthy said...

Thank you. Should I use US 7(4.5)mm needles

Ramalakshmi Pasumarthy said...

Thank you. Should I use US 7(4.5)mm needles

Caroline said...

I have tried 4 times now and row 5 continually makes me one stitch short
Not sure where to go from here :(

Christina said...

Hi Caroline....It's been knit many times and I haven't heard anything so I'd have to re-knit to check what you're having issues with. I'm in the middle of festival planning so it might be a bit, but I will check. thanks.

Anonymous said...

Love this pattern. Is there an easy way to print? Or copy to pages on my iPad and then print?

Lana said...

Hi, love this scarf! Little scared about the pattern! What do I do for yo(x3)? Is that yo, k, yo, k, yo, k? Or is that a big hole? How do I knit yo(x3) on the wrong side if that is a hole? Please help!

Christina said...

To copy, just select the page and transfer to a word doc to print or paste it wherever you print from. Good luck.

Christina said...

Hi Lana....yo(3x) makes a big hole and you only do it on the right side, then from the wrong side you k1, p1, k1 to keep your stitches. Hope this helps.

Lana said...

Thanks Christina, it helps, I am making a small sample, to see how it should look. So far, not so good, may be my yarn is too bulky. The even rows where it says knit all stitches, I want to purl all of them to make it look smooth, not so knobby, if this makes any sense. Thanks, I will work it out!

Karen King said...

Hello - can you tell me how much yarn you need to make this scarf please? I buy most of it on line so I don't want to buy too little or too much! Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

In the pattern there is a pattern row with a yo (x3). Does this mean repeat the whole row x3 or do 3yo?

Christina said...

You yarn over 3 times to make a larger hole.

Christina said...

Hi Karen...the pattern states 445 yards of fingering weight yarn. That is what I used for the scarf you see. Thanks.

Louise Hext Fullman said...

Bit of info on copy pattern, if you go to menu and see share if you have google drive or drop box you vacan share it direct to yr files, I've done this with two others of Christina patterns they copied over perfectly.

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Christina said...

Thanks, Louise. Very helpful. I appreciate you sharing.

Karen Kimbler said...

Thank you for the lovely free pattern.
For those who need a printable pattern, I recommend a site called Print Friendly. com

It will let you take out parts that you do not need on the pattern and only print want you want.

I will post to Ravelry when I get this one finished. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

If using dk yarn how many would you need to cast on please?

Clare Catherine said...

I'm almost new to knitting lace and I'm really enjoying working this pattern up into a scarf for my sister. It's just the right level of difficulty and flexibility. Whenever I feel like some downtime, I open up your blog and work a few repeats. Thanks so much for posting this!

Christina said...

Thank you, Clare. I appreciate your kindness.

Christina said...

Regarding DK yarn....The repeat is 10 sts, so you could remove 10 or 20 depending on how wide you would like it.

Christina said...

This note is for everyone who is confused regarding row 5. Please note that the pattern repeat on this row shifts one stitch to the right. The pattern is written correctly and has been tested many times. I have not suggested using markers for this reason. If you are using markers you will have to move them over on row 5 and then back on row 11 when the pattern repeat is shifted back to the left.

Thanks.

Nancy MacArthur said...

Thank you for this lovely pattern! I'll choose an alpaca blend, which I can order from Knit Picks today! I gavé manu patterns but this is to be my favorite!

Christina said...

Thanks, Nancy. Looking forward to seeing it.

Beatrice Ingram said...

Please post progress report; I.e. 10 rows in 30 minutes, or 1" in one hour. I am physically challenged, and have almost always stuck with k and p, but I dearly love this, and want to make one for my elders wife. I must pace myself. Your scale info would help me and my therapist get it started in mid June. I will have had 6 to 10 physical therapy sessons by then. You can private message me if you prefer. Or email at beatrice.ingram62@gci.net. Thank you in advance. Have a Blessed time making this beautful pattern for your daughter.

Beatrice Ingram said...

Please post progress report; I.e. 10 rows in 30 minutes, or 1" in one hour. I am physically challenged, and have almost always stuck with k and p, but I dearly love this, and want to make one for my elders wife. I must pace myself. Your scale info would help me and my therapist get it started in mid June. I will have had 6 to 10 physical therapy sessons by then. You can private message me if you prefer. Or email at beatrice.ingram62@gci.net. Thank you in advance. Have a Blessed time making this beautful pattern for your daughter.

Nancy MacArthur said...

Rec'd a msg from Beatrice Ingram::: Bea, I'll be happy to msg you of my progress once I start this scarf. I too am not a fast knitter. But I love this scarf!!! Please msg me with a way to reach you! ---Nan

Christina said...

Thank you, Nancy.

Tomi R said...

This is a beautiful pattern, that I would definitely like to knit! You said " ... the pattern can also be worked lengthwise with more stitches." Please tell me how many stitches. Thank you!!!

Unknown said...

This is the page I use to save all my patterns

http://www.printfriendly.com

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Christina said...

Tomi R - just increase the repeats for the length you would like. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. Delightful lace pattern. Will be doing this soon.

Peg Haustetter Lee said...

Beautiful scarf, I made it on vacation and it's lovely. Thanks for the pattern. :)