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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Week of Scarves! Day 2 - Knitted Lengthwise Scarf

Knitting this scarf is a wonderful way to use up your scraps of yarn or to match the yarn you've used in a hat or mittens. It is knit lengthwise and can be done in a woven stitch, a seed stitch, box stitch, or moss stitch. The examples in the photos are all done with the woven stitch, which produce a woven look on the right side and a seed stitch on the wrong side.

Knitted Lengthwise Scarf Pattern

Materials:
Needle: Size appropriate for your yarn and desired guage (I used a size 4 needle, 60" long circular)
Yarn: Approximately 6 yards of yarn per row, if allowing for fringe. About 400 yards of yarn for the finished scarf.
Guage: 4 to 4 1/2 stitches per inch in worsted weight garter stitch, 6 stitches per inch in sport/DK weight garter stitch.
Finished Size: 5" x 42"


Number of Cast-on Stitches
Stitches/inch 4.0
40" length 160

45" length 180

50" length 200

55" length 220

60" length 240


Stitches/inch 4.5
40" length 180

45" length 203

50" length 225

55" length 248

60" length 270


Stitches/inch 5.0

40" length 200

45" length 225

50" length 250

55" length 275

60" length 300


Stitches/inch 5.5

40" length 220

45" length 248

50" length 275

55" length 303

60" length 330


Woven Stitch
Over an odd number of stitches or multiples of 4 + 1

Row 1 (RS) K1, *yf, sl 1 purlwise, yb, K1. Rep from * to end.
Row 2 (WS) P2, *yb, sl 1 purlwise, yf, P1. Rep from * to last stitch, P1.
Repeat these two rows.


If you would like a fringe, you can change yarn every row or just cut and start a new piece of yarn at every row. Leave a long tail at the beginning and end of each row.

Bind off and weave in ends. Trim fringe. I braided my fringe for a different look.

2 comments:

  1. I just noticed this post. How wonderful to have all the information on how many stitches to cast on according to the length you want. Thanks Susan!

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  2. Been looking everywhere for this scarf pattern (I started knitting a blanket from this a while ago), but bonus finding the measurement for scarf making. Thank you so much!

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