18 February 2010

Lace Knit Lengthwise Scarf

This scarf is worked lengthwise to pull out the stripes in the yarn.  The pattern can also be worked horizontally with fewer stitches.  The jewel tones make this beautiful handspun creation a treat, thanks to Daily Fibers colors.

Experience Level: Intermediate

Materials: - 400 yds Fingering Weight Yarn - Handspun yarn was used for model
- US 6 (4.0 mm needles)

BO:   bind off
CO:  cast on
k:  knit
k2tog:  knit t sts together
RS:  right side
S2KP:  slip 2 sts together knitwise to the right-hand needle, k1, pass the 2 slipped sts over the knit st.
ssk:  (slip, slip, knit) slip 2 sts (one at a time) knitwise to the right-hand needle; return sts to left-hand needle and knit them together through the back loops

st(s):  stitch(es)
WS:  wrong side
yo:   yarn over
Pattern Stitch: (multiple of 10 + 5)
Row 1 (RS): K2, ssk, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, *S2KP, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.
Row 3: K2, ssk, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2, *S2KP, k2, yo, k3, yo, k2; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.

Row 5: K2, ssk, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1, * S2KP, k1, yo, k5, yo, k1; rep from * to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.
Row 7: K2, ssk, yo, k7, yo, *S2KP, yo, k7, yo; rep from* to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2.                       
Row 9: K3, *yo, k3, S2KP, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.                                              
Row 11: K3, *k1, yo, k2, S2KP, k2, yo, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.                                      
Row 13: K3, *k2, yo, k1, S2KP, k1, yo, k3; rep fomr * to last 2 sts, k2.                                      
Row 15: K3, *k3, yo, S2KP, yo, k4; rep from * to last 2 ss, k2.                                                    
Row 16: Purl.                                                                                                                                  
Repeat rows 1-16 for pattern.
Picot Bind OFF:
Cast 2 sts to the end of the needle using the knitted cast on.  BO 5 sts.  Slip stitch from right-hand needle to left-hand needle and repeat until all stitches have been bound off.

CO 345 sts.  Work in pattern stitch to desired width (or length if making horizontal).  Bind off using the Picot Bind off or simply bind off loosely.  Block, tuck ends and enjoy!


Kathy K said...

Pretty! I think I have some yarn that would be perfect for this! I think there is a typo in the pattern regarding what size needle to use. You have listed a US 10, but from the picture, it looks like a smaller needle was used. Not sure what size should be used. Thanks.

Christina said...

Thank you....I have corrected the needle size. I appreciate you letting me know. Knit on!!!

Anonymous said...

In row 7 there is no * point at which to start the repeat. I'm very anxious to start this pattern and have searched everywhere for it. Please let me know where to start the repeat.
Thank you

Christina said...

This is corrected. Thanks for the info.

Bonnie said...

What is the finished length for this scarf?

Christina said...

The one I made finished at 9" wide and 84" long.

Dusty said...

I am eager to try this pattern too, but I don't understand this sentence in the bind off instructions:

"Cast 2 sts to the end of the needle using the knitted cast on."

Does this mean cast on two stitches before binding off five?


Christina said...

Hi there. The bind off written is for a picot edge. You have to cast on two stitches then slip them and bind off to get the little points. If you do not want you do this, you can bind off loosely. I will update the pattern to say so. Thanks. Good luck.

Carol in Tennessee said...

what a lovely scarf! Thank you for sharing it, it's going onto my to do list for next Christmas - always welcome an excuse to shop for more perfect yarn, lol

paula said...

I am doubling the width to make a wrap for the office. I'm a fairly new knitter & your stitch definitions are great, the pattern easy to follow, and best of all, the repeats are easy to memorize. Thanks for sharing your wonderful lace pattern!

SDM said...

Happy to pay someone to knit it for me- I can knit-but only basic patterns- this looks a little scary. If there is anyone out there that would be willing to knit one-pls email me and we can negotiate price etc.


Christina said...

From ravlery "I LOVE that this pattern is knit the length of the project, not the usual short rows of the width. It enables you to memorize the pattern for that row rather quickly and just sit & knit. Plus, it also feels like you are accomplishing more when you have a long row of knitting done! I made the scarf a bit longer & doubled the pattern’s width to be used as a wrap for the office. This is a beautiful pattern that was easy to memorize & use."

Anonymous said...

i love this pattern but was wondering how many stitches i should us to knit it horizontally?

Christina said...

Hi there and thanks. It just depends on how wide you would like it. I would do a swatch for gauge. Once you know that, decide how wide and you can figure your stitches from there. Just a guess but it will probably be between 55 and 75 stitches. Enjoy!

Ohhhdear said...

I was gifted with 2skeins of quivit yarn when we were in Alaska last year, and have stashed it because I hadn't found a great pattern to show it off. I really like this one... would quivit be a good choice?

Christina said...

Absolutely. This was made with fingering weight so just check your gauge and go for it.

Mili said...

Hello, I want to know the name and color of the yarn used and how many skeins were used. It's such a beautiful scarf!

Earthstar said...

Hi. Lovely pattern, can't wait to go buy yarn for it. Did you use straight or circular needles for it? Thanks.

Christina said...

Mili.....thank you. The yarn was my own handspun.

Christina said...

Earthstar......thank you...I did use circulars. Good luck...enjoy.

Unknown said...

I'm making this right now. And I totally love it. Thanks so much for sharing

Christina said...

Thank you Sharon...enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I have just finished this and I am in love. I have actually done this in 3 different yarn weights from fine to worsted and it is absolutely beautiful in all 3 I used. I will say that a deep jewel tone in color is stunning if using a solid color of yarn (I used one that was named Boysenberry). I also used a yarn that had a slight metallic dimension to it that really made the pattern pop in amazing ways! I am a beginning knitter and was not intimidated by this at all. Very easy and relaxing to do!

Christina said...

Thank you so much for your comment. I'm so glad to hear you like the pattern and have tried so many options. You have made my day!

Ruth said...

I am always looking at scarf patterns that can be converted into a shawl pattern. Because my yarn is a solid color, I am going to try using this pattern by working horizontally instead of vertically. Your yarn is gorgeous but I have a solid purple (in fingering weight 1) from a shawl I gave up on that I want to use and think I will prefer the shorter rows to the lengthwise ones. Might add a metallic purple thread to jazz it up a bit if I can find the right color.