Donnerstag, 1. September 2016

Checkered Lace Scarf

In preparation for autumn, my mum asked me to knit a new black scarf for her to match her black mitts.

I wanted to do something no completely black, so I tried to introduce some kind of "pattern" with lace stitches to loosen up the black a bit. I ended up with a checkered pattern, with rectangles of lace alternating with garter-stitch-only rectangles.

The pattern looks the same from RS and WS, i.e. it is completely reversible.

Checkered Lace Scarf - free knitting pattern by Knitting and so on


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Materials
  • 150 to 200 grams of fingering weight yarn
  • 3.5mm needles
  • 4 stitch markers
  • a tapestry needle to weave in ends

Construction

The scarf consists of 5 squares (or nearly squares) in width - alternating garter stitch squares with lace squares. The arrangement of the squares is shown in the picture below.





How to Knit the Lace Squares

Row 1: * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from *
Row 2: * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from *
Row 3: k all
Row 4: * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from *
Row 5: * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from *
Row 6: k all


When knitting one of the side rectangles, the lace part is widened with 2 edge stitches.


Checkered Lace Scarf - free knitting pattern by Knitting and so on



Instructions

CO62
Setup Row: sl1 k13, pm (= place marker), k12, pm, k12, pm, k12, pm, k14

Since the pattern is reversible and looks the same from RS and WS, I'd advise you to mark the RS as soon as possible.

2x Lace Section
Row 1a (RS): sl1, k to marker, * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to next marker, * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to end
Row 2a (WS): sl1, k to marker, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to marker, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to end
Row 3a (RS):  sl1, k all
Row 4a (WS): sl1, k to marker, * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to next marker, * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to end
Row 5a (RS): sl1, k to marker, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to marker, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to end
Row 6a (WS): sl1, k all
Knit rows 1a to 6a two more times
Inbetween row (RS): sl1, k all

3x Lace-Section
Row 1b (WS): sl1, k1 * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to marker, * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to marker, * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until there are only 2 sts left, k2
Row 2b (RS): sl1, k2, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to marker, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to marker, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until there are only 2 sts left, k2
Row 3b (WS): sl1, k all
Row 4b (RS):  sl1, k1 * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to marker, * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to marker, * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until there are only 2 sts left, k2
Row 5b (WS): sl1, k2, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to marker, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to marker, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until there are only 2 sts left, k2
Row 6b (RS): sl1, k all
Knit rows 1b to 6b two more times
Inbetween row (WS): sl1, k all

Repeat alternating 2x Lace-Sections and 3xLace-Sections until the scarf is about as long as you'd like it.

End with 2x Lace-Section as follows
Row 1a (RS): sl1, k to marker, * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to next marker, * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to end
Row 2a (WS): sl1, k to marker, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to marker, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to end
Row 3a (RS):  sl1, k all
Row 4a (WS): sl1, k to marker, * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to next marker, * sl1, k2tog, psso, yo twice, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to end
Row 5a (RS): sl1, k to marker, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to marker, * k1 p1 into double yo, k1, repeat from * until you reach the marker, k to end
Row 6a (WS): sl1, k all
Knit rows 1a to 6a two more times
BO loosely.

Weave in ends and block gently.

Checkered Lace Scarf - free knitting pattern by Knitting and so on


Kommentare:

  1. What a beautiful scarf...I think the way you have created lace sections breaks the black up & creates a more delicate effect. Really clever! Thank you for linking up to #craftingismytherapy

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    1. Thank you! That was the effect I wanted to achieve :)
      And thanks for hosting your lovely link party at #craftingismytherapy

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  2. This looks so pretty, I'm sure your Mum will love it! Sue @ The World of Suzy Homemaker via #CraftingismyTherapy

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    1. Thank you. Yes, she liked it very much :)

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  3. For those of us who are new to lace and just plain afraid of lace knitting - this looks like the perfect place to start!

    Thanks so much for lovely and free pattern!

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  4. What a great idea to use pattern to lighten up a solid colour. And what an effective result - this scarf is beautiful, perfect for autumn days right around the corner #craftingismytherapy

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    1. Thank you. I think my Mum also liked it very much :)

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  5. I've just discovered this beautiful pattern and would love to knit it. Could you please tell me what pm stands for in the set-up row? Many thanks

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    1. Hi, it's short for "place marker".
      I've put it in the pattern text as well. Thank you.

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