Free Pattern: Currents Scarf

Grab your favorite worsted and knit this striking but simple unisex scarf! The easy 2-row repeat can worked in a duo of high contrast colors (as shown) or lower contrast  colors for equally beautiful results.

Dimensions: approximately 7” x 64”

Yarn:

MC: Stonehedge Fiber MillShepard’s Wool Worsted (100% Merino, 250 yards) in Harvest Wheat

CC: Araucania Yarns Huasco Worsted (100% Merino, 218 yards) in Wisteria Bloom

Yardage:  at least 210 yards of both MC and CCworsted/aran yarn

Needles: US Size 8/5mm

Notions: yarn needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge:  not critical

Abbreviations:

MC: Main Color

CC: Contrast Color     

            K: Knit

            YO: Yarn Over

            Sl1: Slip 1 stitch as if to purl with yarn in back

Sl2: Slip 2 stitches, at the same time, as if to purl with yarn in back

PSSO: Pass slip stitch over (the knit stitch just worked)

P2SSO: Pass 2 slip stitches over (the knit stitch just worked)

K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together

Ktbl: Knit through back loop

Pattern Repeat:

Row 1: K7, *Ktbl, K1, Ktbl, K11* repeat from * until 10 stitches remain then: Ktbl, K1, Ktbl, K7

Row 2: K1, Sl1, k1, PSSO, *K5, YO, K1, YO, K5, Sl2, K1, P2SSO* repeat from * until 14 stitches remain then: K5, YO, K1, YO, K5, K2tog, K1

Pattern Instructions:

With MC: Cast-On 45 stitches (I used the Long-tail cast-on)

Foundation Row: Knit

Switch to CC and work rows 1 and 2.

Switch back to MC and work rows 1 and 2.

Continue in this manner, changing colors after each Pattern repeat (2 rows), until desired length or until almost out of yarn.

Last repeat: work row 2, do not alternate color.

Bind-off as follows:

Work the basic bind-off on the first 7 stitches (1 stitch on the right needle), Ktbl, bind-off, K1, K2tog bind-off, Ktbl, K2tog bind-off (1 stitch on the right needle), work basic bind-off over the next 11 stitches (1 stitch on the right needle), Ktbl, bind-off, K1, K2tog (bind off), Ktbl, K2tog bind-off (1 stitch on the right needle), work basic bind-off over the next 11 stitches, Ktbl, bind-off, K1, K2tog bind-off, Ktbl, K2tog bind-off (1 stitch on the right needle), work basic bind-off over the remaining 7 stitches.

Fasten off.

Abbreviated version of the above text: use basic bind off for ascend and descend of peaks. At peaks use K2tog bind-off.

Finishing:

Weave in ends. Block if you’re into that sorta thing. Wear or gift your beautiful creation.

Videos:

Watch me guide you through Row 1 of the Currents Scarf
Watch me guide you through Row 2 of the Currents Scarf
Watch me guide you through the Bind-off of the Currents Scarf

Published by Cinna Knits

Enthusiastic teacher. Voracious fiber artist. Perpetual creator.

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