Originally a free download on Ravelry, this free pattern, Evie’s Dream Scarf, now resides here!
Evie lives in San Luis Obispo, California, where it never really gets that cold, but she likes scarves and appreciates a fine fiber. I wanted to make her something that showed off a bit of technique and kept me interested long enough to get it done – hence, larger needles, a lace stitch (“Dutch Lace”) I obtained from a vintage mon tricot knitting dictionary, a simple garter stitch border and a single skein of yarn, which provided me with a four-foot scarf when all was said and done. Charts make me cross‐eyed and as this is a free pattern, I didn’t pay anyone else to generate one for me (feel free to have at it though, and send it my way if you do!). Blocking will really bring out the beauty of this stitch (my photo above was prior to blocking, but check out the pattern page on Ravelry for much better photographs!)
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Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (70% Merino/30% Silk; 150 yds/137 meters; 1.76 oz/50 g) – one skein
Needles & Notions:
- US size 11 needles, 16” circular or straights
- Stitch markers (2)
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Finished size: Approximately 6” x 4’
Gauge really doesn’t matter here, nor does the needle size or the yarn you use – play with it and experiment.
Stitches & abbreviations:
k2tog (decrease): knit two stitches together
p2tog (decrease): purl two stitches together
yo (increase): yarn over the needle to create a stitch
sl1/sl2: slip 1 (2) stitch(es) purlwise from left needle to right
psso: pass slipped stitch(es) over last knit or purl stitch(es)
cross 2 R: knit the second stitch on the left needle, then knit the first stitch
Using the long‐tail cast‐on method, cast on 22 stitches and knit six rows (garter stitch). Place markers after the first three knitted stitches and before the last three knitted stitches on each row (simply denotes the garter stitch border). Stitch count never changes by row – you’ll consistently have 16 stitches between the markers.
Row 1: k8, k2tog, yo, k2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k8.
Row 2: k3, p4, p2tog, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p4, k3.
Row 3: k6, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k6.
Row 4: k3, p2, p2tog, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, p2, k3.
Row 5: k4, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4.
Row 6: k3, p2tog, yo, p6, yo, p2tog, p4, yo, p2tog, k3.
Row 7: k3, sl1, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, sl1, k3.
Row 8: k3, p3, yo, p2tog, p3, yo, p2tog, p1, p2tog, yo, p3, k3.
Row 9: k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, yo, k7
Row 10: k3, yo, p2tog, p3, yo, p2tog, p2, p2tog, yo, p5, k3.
Row 11: k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k2tog, yo, k9.
Row 12: k3, yo, p2tog, p2, p2tog, yo, p1, sl2, p1, yo, p2tog, p4, k3.
Row 13: k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, cross 2 R, k2, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k6.
Row 14: k3, p2, p2tog, yo, p4, yo, p2tog, p2, yo, p2tog, p2, k3.
Row 15: k4, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k4.
Row 16: k3, p2tog, yo, p6, yo, p2tog, p4, yo, p2tog, k3.
Repeat pattern from row 7 until you’re almost out of yarn (if using the same yarn and yardage) or as long as you want it.
Knit six rows (garter stitch) and bind off. Weave in ends, then block gently by pinning out and misting or steaming carefully.