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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

I have another jacket pattern coming soon but in the meantime thought I would clean house and make this pattern a free one.


This is a great scarf for beginners wanting to challenge themselves with having to count within a pattern. Knit lengthwise to give a different perspective to a simple open work pattern. 

Update: For the updated photos of the scarf with the gray yarn I used 1 skein of Magnum Super Chunky by Cascade (123yds) and a #19 needle. I would use at least a 29" long circular needle since the scarf is worked lengthwise.
For the cream color scarf I used 3 skeins of Misti Alpaca Super Chunky (55yds per skein; @150-165yds total) on #17's (again I would use at least a 29" long circular since the scarf is worked lengthwise).
I didn't measure for gauge, but keep it loose. If you knit tightly definitely go up a needle size or even two. The more open the better and don't worry even with the open pattern the thickness of the yarn makes for one very toasty scarf.

OK so how simple is this: 
 Note: These scarves are worked lengthwise.

Cast on 100 stitches
Row 1: Sl1(purlwise) * yo, K2tog * K1
Repeat this row 10 times. Bind off.

Cut fringe and place on ends of scarf; wear & be warm!



This free pattern is here.

29 comments:

  1. It's those simple designs that end up being so loved and classic!! what a great free pattern, the scarf is gorgeous.

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  2. Thanks Julie! I'm a sucker for this simple open work pattern and loved the way it translated using the Super Chunky.

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  3. What do the asterisks mean? Repeat until end of row and then k1 at the end?

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  4. Yes, repeat what's between the *'s until the end, then K1. Let me know how it goes!

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  5. Can I ask, is there any reason for the S1 at the start of each row instead of K1? Is it just to keep the ends taut? Thanks!!! :)

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  6. Sure TC, I always like to slip my edge stitches, I think it gives it a cleaner look. But if you're not used to it & it trips you up knitting the first stitch is ok & won't throw off the pattern. Hope this helps!

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  7. This is a beautiful scarf but I am a little confused in that, it lists both a chunky Cascade with one size needle and a Misti Alpaca with another size needle. Is this an either/or?

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  8. Yes, it is an either/or. I did the Misti scarf w/ #17's & the Magnum w/#19's. I think I prefer the 19's because it opens the stitch pattern just a bit more. If you knit tightly I would definitely use the #19 though. Hope this helps!

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  9. Hi, I would love to knit this piece, it is beautiful!
    What does TOG mean?
    Thanks!
    Annie

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  10. Hi Annie, TOG means together. With K2tog (a decrease) you want to knit 2 stitches together as you would one stitch. Hope that helps!

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  11. Hi,

    Just wanted to know if it was possible to use say straight needles where it calls for circular needles? Many of the patterns you have ask to work lengthwise with circular needles and at the moment I only have straight needles? I just found your website and am truly in love with your work! Very inspiring, I am an advanced beginner and due to you site am pushing myself to get out of my comfort zone:)
    Thank you!
    Mary

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  12. Thanks Mary! The only thing with using straight needles when working a scarf length wise is if the stitches get really crowded on your needle it might be hard to work but that would depend on the length of your needles. Worth a try though!

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  13. I have finished the scarf except binding off and cannot figure out how to do it. Some guidance please will be so appreciated. This is going to be beautiful. Thank you. Susan

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  14. Hi Susan, you want to use a traditional bind off. But if you are finding that it's a little too tight try going up a needle size OR if you don't have a larger needle you could hold another needle (like a #15)with the one you are using to bind off. This can be a little awkward but will help to keep it from being too tight.
    Hope this helps!
    Karen

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  15. I saw someone mention they had just found your site. Can you please give me that information. I found this pattern through All free knit and would love to look at your other designs! !

    Thank you,

    Keri

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  16. could i take the pattern instrucctions in spanish, please

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  17. I am a true beginner, so, what does Sl1 (purlwise) mean?

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  18. Hi Keri, you're here ;) clicking anywhere on this page will get you to any of my designs.... the web address is knit1la.com
    Thanks! Karen

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  19. Hi la-abogado, I wish my Spanish was that good! Unfortunately I don't know how to translate, but if you copy & paste the pattern into a translating program that should work. Good luck :)

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  20. Sl1 (purlwise) means to insert the right hand needle into the stitch as if you were going to purl but instead of purling the stitch you would move it from the left hand needle to the right. Hope this helps! Karen

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  21. If you ever need assistance translating a pattern, free or not, please let me know. Would be happy to help. Alicia Brown - Beaverton, OR

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    1. Good to know Alicia, I may take you up on that!

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  22. Will the magnum one capelet fit an adult?

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    1. Hi Judy, yes it will. For the S & M you need @123 yards fo a super chunky yarn & for the large you need @ 150-175. Hope this helps! Karen

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  23. Hola, saludos desde México, quisiera saber qué significa * yo, K2tog * entiendo que K2tog son dos puntos juntos pero, que significa yo?
    Gracias por tu respuesta, me encantan tus trabajos

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    1. Gracias y perdonen mi español! Hilo sobre los medios para poner el hilo en la aguja. esta es una forma de incrementar también hace que el orificio en el modelo. espero que esto os sirva de ayuda. Karen

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  24. I have made this 3 times and can't understand why it looks different. Before you slip stitch purl wise are you bringing the yarn in front?

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    1. Hi Karen, yes bring the yarn to the front. You could also just knit the first stitch of the row. The reason I slip the stitch is because it gives it a cleaner edge but if you're putting fringe on it it will be covered up. When you say different do you mean overall the stitch pattern looks different? If so are you only repeating what's between the *'s? Only repeat yo, k2tog and you should be good. Hope this helps! Karen

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