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Today’s offering is the Deco Scarf. Many thanks to Gidget for knitting this smashing sample! The soft, subtle, shifting shades of chromatic sock yarn are perfect for knitting this long, flapper-inspired scarf. Architectural arches are echoed on each end, while simple drop stitch columns run along its length. Working in two pieces ensures matching scalloped edges. This is a simple lace project aimed at the beginning lace knitter and includes written as well as charted instructions.
And for a little “lagniappe” (as we say in Louisiana) this week, I’m offering my Flat Stephanie notions bags for $18.50 for this weekend only! Since I’ve been experiencing some problems with coupons lateley (?) I’ve decided to simply put the items on sale in the shop. Apparently, the same problem occurred with last week’s Walker Sock Tote Sale, to all Walker Sock Totes will be marked down too! So from now until August 16, Flat Stephanie can be yours for just $18.50 and the Walker Sock Tote will be $22.00. Hope you enjoy them! (Many thanks, Christine, for making me aware of the problem 🙂
So here you are, just in time for a weekend of wonderful knitting, The Deco Scarf! I’ve started a Free Pattern Friday Ravelry group where you can post your comments, chat, feedback, modifications and suggestions. I hope to see you there. Happy Knitting!
A scarf for the beginning lace knitter
YARN: Wisdom Yarns “Poems” Sock (75% superwash wool, 25% nylon) 100g/459 yds, 1 skein Color 963
NEEDLES: 4.00mm straight or circular needle
NOTIONS: Removable stitch markers (opt), tapestry needle for Kitchener Stitch and weaving in ends.
GAUGE: 2-1/41-3/4″ per pattern repeat after blocking
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: 6-1/2″ wide x 72″ long
CONSTRUCTION: Scarf is worked flat in two pieces, then joined with the Kichener Stitch. Lace section is presented in both written and charted forms.
Kitchener Stitch: There must be an equal number of stitches on each needle to work this stitch. Arrange stitches equally on two needles. Break the working yarn leaving a 36“ tail and thread onto a tapestry needle.
- Step 1: Bring tapestry needle through first stitch on front needle as if to purl and leave stitch on the needle.
- Step 2: Bring tapestry needle through first stitch on back needle as if to knit and leave stitch on the needle.
- Step 3: Bring tapestry needle through first stitch on front needle as if to knit and slip this stitch off needle.
- Step 4: Bring tapestry needle through first stitch on back needle as if to purl and slip the stitch off the needle. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until no stitches remain on needles.
For a video tutorial of the Kitchener Stitch, CLICK HERE
SCARF: Using the Long Tail or Twisted German method, CO 34 sts. [For a video tutorial on these cast on methods, CLICK HERE]. Work 2 rows in garter stitch (knit every row).
Begin Lace Section:
- Row 1 (Set Up) (RS): K2, work row 1 of Chart, k2
- Row 2 (WS): K2, purl to last 2 sts, k2
Keeping first and last 2 sts in garter st (knit every row), continue to work the Chart as established ten times in total (approx 10″ from CO edge) **From this point forward, the garter stitch selvedge sts WILL NOT be mentioned in the instructions. Continue to maintain them through the remainder of the pattern.**
Begin Drop Stitch Section: (remember to maintain the garter st selvedge sts)
- Row 1 (Set Up)(RS): K3, k2tog, yo, k1 tbl, (k7, k2tog, yo, k1 tbl) twice, k4.
- Row 2 (WS): P4, p1 tbl, yo, drop yo from previous row, p1 tbl, (p7, p1 tbl, yo, drop yo from previous row, p1 tbl) twice, p3.
- Row 3: K3, k1 tbl, yo, drop yo from previous row, k1 tbl, (k7, k1 tbl, yo, k1 tbl) twice, k4.
Repeat Rows 2 & 3 until Drop Stitch Section measures approx. 22″, then:
End Drop Stitch Section beginning with a RS row: (We will discontinue the two outer Drop Stitch columns while continuing the center column as established)
- Knit to the center drop stitch column. (When you encounter the first yo and the k1 tbl that accompanies it, simply knit them)
- Work the center drop stitch column as established
- Knit to the end of the row (When you encounter the last yo and the k1 tbl that accompanies it, simply knit them)
Work in this manner, maintaining the center drop stitch column as established, for 2″. Then, discontinue the center drop stitch column and work even in Stockinette St for 2″. Place sts on a stitch holder or a length of waste yarn. Work a second piece exactly the same as the first, but keep the sts on the needle when it is complete.
JOINING: Slip the first section back onto a needle and join the two pieces using the Kitchener St (see Special Stitches in the sidebar) [For a video tutorial of the Kitchener Stitch CLICK HERE]
FINISHING: Weave in ends. Wet block to dimensions.
- Row 1 (RS): *Yo, k3, CDD, k3, yo, k1*
- Row 2 (and all WS rows): Purl
- Row 3: *K1, yo, k2, CDD, k2, yo, k2*
- Row 5: *K2, yo, k1, CDD, k1, yo, k3*
- Row 7: *K3, yo, CDD, yo, k4*
CLICK HERE for Standard Abbreviations
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