Aug 16, 2010

41g Scarflet - free pattern

41g Scarflet by Prague Loop

This is an elegant, versatile lacy scarflet designed to require less than one 50 grams ball of yarn. Maybe you got a nice gift - one ball of a really pretty yarn - and want to utilize it. Or you have some left over. Or just really want to try that fancy yarn and the budget does not allow for a sweater quantity purchase. Whatever the case, this scarflet is for you. It is a lace aimed at the beginner knitter, or as an easy to memorize travel project for the others. After you get to the basic amount of stitches, it is only one row to memorize, so it can be worked over short periods of time. It features a garter stitch border to prevent the edges from rolling.

The lace is formed by yarnovers, whereas the decreases necessary to retain the same amount of stitches are places on the sides of the scarf - there are 4 yarnovers in every row, therefore, on each side there are two decreases. The scarflet is lacy enough to add a feminine touch to an otherwise simple outfit, but understated enough to remain elegant and not to make the result too frilly. Knits up quickly, so you can make several in various colors, and also makes a nice gift - you do not have to worry about the fit:)
One size fits all
Length 50 inches
Width 3.6 inches

145 yds of any worsted weight (or other)yarn.
The example is knitted from La Droguerie Cashmere [90% Cashmere, 10% Lambswool; 180 yd/165 m per 50g skein].
The yarn is available in France, online at, but any other can be used - the scarf is totally versatile.)
1 set(s) US #4/3.5 mm straight needles
Thick needle for weaving in ends

Gauge is not important for this project, but for the sample, it is 26 sts/30 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

k knit
p purl
kfb knit into front and back of stitch
k2tog knit two together k2tog tbl knit two together through the back loop rep repeat

The size can be also altered by adding knit stitches into the middle, or making the border wider.

Increase rows:
CO 4 st
Row 1 knit
Row 2 kfb, k2, kfb
Row 3 Row 3 kfb, k to last st, kfb  
Row 4 k3, p2, k3
Row 5 kfb, knit to end of row, kfb
Row 6 k3, p4, k3
Row 7 k4, yo, k2, yo, k4
Row 8 k3, p to last 3 st, k3
Row 9 k5, yo, k2, yo, k5
Row 10 rep row 8 (all even rows from now on are rep row 8, apart from the decreases at the end)
Row 11 k6, yo, K2, yo, k6 Row 12 rep row 8 Row 13 k4, yo, k3, yo, k2, yo, K3, yo, k to end of row
Row 14 rep row 8 Row 15 k6, yo, k3, yo, k2, yo, k3, yo, k6
(= 24 st. from now on, every row has 24 st)
Row 16 rep row 8 Row 17 k3, k2tog, k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k2, yo, K3, yo, K1, k2tog tbl, k2tog tbl, k3
Straight part: rep rows 8 and 17 until the scarflet is desired length, or you are running almost out of yarn.
Then form decrease:
Decrease rows:
Row 1 k3, k2tog, k2tog, k4,yo,k2,yo,k4,k2tog tbl,k2tog tbl,k3
Row 2 k3, p to last 3 stitches, k3
Row 3 k3,k2tog,k2tog,k2tog,k1,yo,k2,yo,k1,k2tog tbl,k2tog tbl,k2tog tbl,k3
Row 4 rep row 2
Row 5 k3,k2tog,k2tog,k1,yo,k2,yo,k1,k2tog tbl,k2tog tbl,k3
Row 6 rep row 2
Row 7 k3,k2tog,k2tog,yo,k2,yo,k2tog tbl,k2tog tbl,k2
Row 8 rep row 2
Row 9 k2tog,k2,k2tog,yo,k2,yo,k2tog tbl,k2,k2tog tbl
Row 10 rep row 2
Row 11 k2tog,k8,k2tog tbl
Row 12 rep row 2
Row 13 k2tog,k6,k2tog tbl
Row 14 rep row 2
Row 15 k2tog,k4,k2tog tbl
Row 16 k
Row 17 k2tog,k2,k2tog tbl. Bind off in pattern (=knitting)
Weave in ends. Do not block the item unless you want a flat design that loses the slightly leafy, bumpy features.

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