Monday, March 3, 2008

Linda's Linen-look Scarf and Beanie

I was doodling around the other day, and I remembered this stitch. I haven't done it in years and forgot how much I liked it. It is a very dense stitch that has a linen appearance on the front side, and makes the finished piece feel more like fabric. The back side is seed stitch, with a very different and interesting appearance and texture. I made a simple 2x2 ribbed beanie to match.


I normally use a size 8 needle with most worsted weight yarn, but because this is such a dense stitch, I upped the needle size. This takes out some of the weight and gives the scarf that fabric feel without losing any warmth of the dense stitch.


1 skein worsted weight brown
1 skein worsted weigh rust

size 10 1/2, 24-inch circular needle
size G crochet hook (for fringe)


k1 - knit 1
p1 - purl 1
s1k - slip 1 as if to knit
s1p - slip 1 as if to purl


This scarf is worked flat on circular needles
* = Repeat stitches between the asterisks

Cast on 225 stitches.

Row 1: * k1, s1p *, end with k1.
Row 2: k1, * p1, s1k *, end with k1.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 to end, then bind off. I used the following color pattern and leave long tails for fringe, and finish adding fringe at the end.

Cast on and bind off: brown
Rows 1-2: brown
Rows 3-6: rust
Rows 7-14: brown
Rows 15-16: rust
Rows 17-20: brown
Rows 21-26L rust
Rows 27-30: brown
Rows 31-32: rust
Rows 33-40: brown
Rows 41-44: rust
Rows 45-46: brown

Size: Medium / Large, scarf is about 4 1/2 ft long without fringe
Time: hat 2 hrs, scarf 12 hrs

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