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Easy but difficult looking scarf pattern!

This is a really effective stitch that really has only one row of pattern!
I made it using a soft merino yarn in a lovely orange color.

I haven't finished it yet but i thought I'd share the stitch with you.

I uses 4mm needles but gauge here is not really important.
You need to have a multiple of 18 stitches plus 8 - 4  extra on each side
I cast on 44 stitches.
K - knit
P - purl
YO - yarn over
K2tog - Knit two together
Lets GO!
knit 4 rows  in garter stitch. thats the edge - also the last 4 rows, when you have knitted the scarf as long as you like, will also be in garter stitch

Lace Pattern:
Row 1: K
Row 2: K 4, P to last 4 sts, K4.
REMEMBER 1st and last 4 sts are ALWAYS in K
Row 3: K4 (as always!!) *K2 tog (3 times) YO, K1( 6 times), K2 tog (3 times)*  repeat from * to * till last 4 sts - K4
Row 4: K.

That is the pattern!!
Easy huh!!!

knit as along as you like and end with 4 rows in garter stitch!!


That is a beautiful scarf. I love that pattern! Thanks for sharing it.
Anonymous said…
its sooo easy!!
Anonymous said…
Just wanted to thank you very much for posting all you great patterns. I appreciate.

THANK YOU!!!! Gorgeous work!!!!

biddie on Rav
Anonymous said…
what am i doing wrong?? do i drop the YO? not getting the right number of stitches after row 3...i need help!!!
Anonymous said…
you knit the YO as a stitch
TerryT said…
Having trouble with Row 3. K1 (6 times) - is this like casting on with kniting method. Thanks for the help. Love the way the scarf looks.
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Anonymous said…
I figured out why this is confusing. So after the * section just ends with k2tog, but in the center there must be another 4 stitches before the next * section would start, because i kept ending up with another section of yo, k1, which clearly wasn't right. so yay!

k2tog(3times) yo, k1(6times) k2tog(3times), k4
sunthunder said…
Yay! I will give it a try. As a knitting newbie, I couldn't quite figure out the math. Thank you!
Priscilla said…
When my children were small (an eon ago) this was a very popular pattern. My mother knitted a lovely christening gown for my son using it. It really is easy if you remember the following:

Row 3 is

4 knit stitches THEN
knit two together six times so you have only 3 stitches on your right needle (plus the 4 from the boarder) THEN
yarn over knit one six times so you have 12 stitches in this area THEN
knit two together six times putting a final 3 stitches on your right needle for a total of 18 stitches plus the four beginning stitches.
You can continue with as many 18 stitch repeats as you want until the last 4 stitches which you simply knit.

Cast on as many stitches as you need for the first four stitches, plus what ever multiple of 18 you decide on, plus the last four stitches (Two repeats, plus each 4 stitch edge needs 44 stitches.)

Hope this clears up the various difficulties with understanding the pattern! Enjoy, it is a very lovely, easy pattern.
Anonymous said…
thank you for sharing the pattern.its so easy not have to concentrate too much.
Anonymous said…
I have made scarves and blankets with this pattern. It is very easy once you have started. I use markers which helps.
Anonymous said…
This is the same as Fan and Feather or Old Shale. Easy to learn and beautiful to see.
Anonymous said…
What's up with this pattern? I can't get it right. Always a wonky number of stitches at the end??????

I've followed the original posted pattern and the modifications that people left in the comments. Nothing is going right for me!!!
Anonymous said…
Nevermind, had a *duh* moment there. Thanks!
Anonymous said…
Just found your so many of your knitted items thanks for taking the time to share. Have already started a few hopefully will be completed by the holidays. Thank-You!
Unknown said…
I love this pattern. I started it in a pale green merino as that is what I had on hand - it was supposed to be for me but I think my little grand daughter will be getting her third scarf!
I will do one for me in the bright hand spun wool that my daughter has given me!
Jill Edmonds said…
I just love this pattern. I am knitting TWO scarves! One is with a chunky wool for my trip to Tasmania. The other is a delicate mix of wool and bamboo in a silver shade of grey. A perfect dressy scarf. I'm not a proficient knitter but when I worked out the pattern it was all GO!! Jill from the Land Down Under.
Anonymous said…
on row 3, is there only 1 yo? Or, do I yo after each knit 2 tog? I counted the stitches from * to * and they total 18 but after knitting tog 3 times at the beginning * and 3 times before the ending* you only have 12 stitches. So when do you yo the other 5 times???
Unknown said…
I love this pattern and I have finished my scarf - I don't know how to cast off, keeping the finished edge curved as the same as the cast on. Please help!!
Anonymous said…
*K2 tog (3 times) YO, K1( 6 times), K2 tog (3 times)*

I think it should be written (YO, K1) 6 times in the middle, else it looks like you do one YO, then K6.
This should make it more understandable to some:
*(K2 tog) 3 times, (YO, K1) 6 times, (K2 tog) 3 times*
Unknown said…
How many yards would one need to make this scarf?
Unknown said…
I am not a skilled knitter but am managing this one well! Easy but beautiful.

I was also confused about the instructions for row 3 but this sorted it out.

*(K2 tog) 3 times, (YO, K1) 6 times, (K2 tog) 3 times*
Unknown said…
I am not a skilled knitter but am managing this one well! Easy but beautiful.

I was also confused about the instructions for row 3 but this sorted it out.

*(K2 tog) 3 times, (YO, K1) 6 times, (K2 tog) 3 times*
ellenenn said…
Will the bind off end have the same pretty scalloped edge as the beginning?

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