The scarf is made from MadelineTosh Merino Light which we have a pretty collection of in the store. This is a a beauuuuuutiful yarn to work with. So soft! It is a one ply which makes it quite a unique fingering weight yarn, very delicate and subtle and so perfect for shawls and scarves.
See pattern after the jump
Materials: 2 colours Madeline Tosh Merino Light 420 yds, 384 m each
pictured in Clover (main colour) and Sequoia (contrast colour). I had much left over of Sequoia, probably enough to make another scarf with it as the contrast colour again.
3.5mm circular needle 80cm
2 stitch markers
Gauge: 25 sts/ 10 cm (4 inches) in stocking stitch
Finished Dimensions: 122cm (48 inches) long, and 58cm (23 inches) deep
Pattern Notes: This scarf is made beginning at the neck edge and working towards the border. 4 increases every other row makes the triangular shape, two surrounding the mid point and one on each selvedge edge. There is a garter stitch border of 2 stitches along the selvedge and a wide garter stitch finale border.
Abbreviations: pm=place marker, Sl1=slip one, M1L=make one left, M1R= make one right, sm=slip marker, wyib=with yarn in back.
With contrast colour CO 5 sts
Row 1: Sl1, K1, pm, P1, pm, K2 (markers are added on this row around the mid stitch)
Row 2: Sl1, K1, M1L, sm, K1, sm, M1R, K2
Row 3: Sl1, K1, P3 (slipping markers), K2
Row 4: Sl1, K1, M1L, K to m, M1R, sm, K1, sm, M1L, K to last 2 M1R, K2
Row 5: Sl1, K1, P to last 2 sts (slipping markers) K2
repeat these rows once more (15sts) and change to main colour.
Repeat rows 4 and 5 with main colour
Repeat rows 4 and 5 with contrast colour
continue in this manner changing colours every 2 rows till scarf measures 48cm (19 inches) or desired length from CO, ending with main colour row.
Border is in garter stitch
Row 1: Sl1, K1, M1L, K to m, M1R, sm, Sl1 wyib, sm, M1L, K to last 2 sts, M1R, K2
Row 2: Sl1, K to m, sm, P1, sm, K to end
Repeat these 2 rows till border is 8cm (3.25 inches) or desired length.
BO loosely (use a crochet bind off or a larger needle)
This scarf pattern has a narrow garter stitch border with a slip stitch edge. This is how I slipped my stitches to create a nice and neat flat edge of interconnecting V’s.
Before you move on… bring the working yarn in between the two needles from the front to the back position (like you would if you were changing from a purl stitch to a knit). Now continue… you’ve slipped your stitch!
means make one left and here is how you do it.
stands for make one right and this is how you do it.Pick up the yarn in between the two stitches (see figure 1 for M1L) and put it on the left needle. In this case the leg of the yarn in front of the needle should be bringing up the rear and the leg hanging behind the needle should be a step ahead.
When you first add your Main Colour Yarn you will want to maintain your slip stitch edge. This can be a bit confusing but it is easy!
Just slip your first stitch as always and reposition your working yarn in the back (as always). Then knit your next stitch with your new colour!
When you already have both colours in play and you want to to switch from one to the other you can do so like this ↓
Twist your yarn colours so they interlock by putting the previous row’s colour under the new colour. WHEN YOU SWITCH FROM ONE COLOUR TO ANOTHER KEEP YOUR TENSION VERY VERY LOOSE. I can not stress this enough. This side of your work has a tendency to tighten up and you end up with a puckered edge, so err on the side of loosey-goosey .
Good luck with your scarves one and all, and have fun too!