Traci Knits

Monday, September 8, 2008

Falling Leaves Scarf FREE Pattern

Yarn - One skein of my hand painted superwash merino DK yarn, 246 yards per 100 grams, I only had a few yards left when I was done. You can subsitute one of the heavier DK yarns out there or even one of the lighter worsteds.

Needle - US 8 (5.0 mm)

Cast on 32
Pattern is a multiple of 10 stitches +6 and 3 bordering stitches on each side. To make a wider scarf, increase the number of cast on stitches by 10 and work 3 repeats for the stitches in brackets [].

Border: Knit 2 rows before beginning leaf pattern.

1. k4, yo,
[k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1, yo]2x,
k3, slip 1, k1, psso, k3

2. (and all even rows)
k3, p26, k3

3. k5, yo,
[k2, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k3, yo]2x,
k2, slip 1, k1, psso, k3

5. k6, yo,
[k1, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k5, yo]2x,
k1, slip 1, k1, psso, k3

7. k7, yo.
[slip 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k7, yo]2x,
slip 1, k1, psso, k3

9. k3, slip 1, k1, psso, k3, yo,
[k1, yo, k3, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo]2x,
k4

11. k3, slip 1, k1, psso, k2, yo, k1,
[k2, yo, k2, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k1]2x,
k4

13. k3, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, yo, k2
[k3, yo, k1, slip 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k2]2x,
k4

15. k3, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k3,
[k4, yo, slip 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3]2x
k4

16. knit

Repeat rows 1-16 16 more times, for a total of 17 repeats or until you get close to the end of your yarn.
Knit 2 rows. Bind off. Block. (I suggest completely wetting it and then shaping it flat on a large beach towel and leaving it to dry.) The edges have a tendency to curl so it needs blocking, but I think it's still a pretty scarf and someone else might still enjoy knitting it, so here it is. Finished size after blocking is 7" x 57".

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