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”
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
MC: Main Color
CC: Contrast Color
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
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
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.
Abbreviated version of the above text: use basic bind off for ascend and descend of peaks. At peaks use K2tog bind-off.
Weave in ends. Block if you’re into that sorta thing. Wear or gift your beautiful creation.
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