|Gathered Rib Scarf|
Okay, I wish I had a good story behind this scarf, but I don't. Basically, I've just been on kind of a variegated yarn kick lately, in part because I find it super difficult to find good patterns for but I love buying it, so... you do the math! Someone's gotta come up with some stuff, right? Anyway, I designed this particular scarf to be on the shorter side, since I only had 2 skeins of yarn. However, it would look very nice if you have a bit more yardage to work with, also, or even in a solid color yarn!
Yarn: Lana Grossa Cinque Multi (60% Virgin Wool, 40% Polyacrylic; 164 yards [150 meters]/50 grams); #013 - two to three skeins
|A better look at the rib,|
and the gathering. See how it
works with the variegation???
Notions: Tapestry needle
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette
And now that we've got all of that covered, let's make a scarf! To begin with, then cast on 50 stitches loosely. Then, we'll work as follows:
Rows 1, 3, 5, & 7 (wrong side): slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in back (sl1 wyib), k1, (p6, k4) four times, p6, k2
Rows 2, 4, & 6: slip 1 stitch purlwise with yarn in front (sl1 wyif), p1, (k6, p4) four times, k6, p2
Row 8: sl1 wyif, p1, (k2tog through back loops [k2tog-tbl], k2, k2tog, p4) four times, k2tog-tbl, k2, k2tog, p2
Row 9: sl1 wyib, k1, (slip 4 stitches with yarn in back, bring yarn to front between needles, slip the same 4 stitches back to your left hand needle, pass yarn to back between needles, and then slip the same to stitches with yarn in back again, k4) four times, slip 4 stitches with yarn in back, bring yarn to front between needles, slip the same 4 stitches back to your left hand needle, pass yarn to back between needles, and then slip the same to stitches with yarn in back again, k2
Row 10: sl1 wyif, p1, (k1, m1r, k2, m1l, k1, p4) four times, k1, m1r, k2, m1l, k1, p2
Knit rows 1 - 10 until scarf reaches desired length or you run out of yarn (my suggested minimum is 48" - the scarf pictured measures about 52"). Finally, tuck in ends and block!