Third time is a charm… the yarn and pattern have come together to form something elegant and plush. The stitch pattern is reversible so it works out beautifully for a heavenly scarf. The yarn is so lofty and squishy, it’s like wearing a cloud. I’m in love and it was worth all of the trial and error. I even wrap this around my shoulders in the cold morning to take the dog out for his morning romp.
My daughter was a good sport and modeled for me to show off the size and drape. And for those who would like to replicate, the yarn is Classic Elite, Mountain Top Chalet (6 balls).
Gauge is not crucial for this pattern. But, I got a little under 4 stitches per inch in stockinette. And, I’m sure another bulky yarn could be substituted.
C/O 49 st. (3 multiples of 16 sts plus 1). Work pattern one row shy of 14 times (139 rows). Place stitches on holder. Note: You can work the full 14 repeats but the join in the center will be more pronounced because of the extra stockinette rows created. Leaving out the last row of purl across makes the join smaller.
Repeat above directions to knit other side of scarf. With wrong sides facing, use Kitchener stitch to graft the two side together. Here’s a great Kitchener tutorial, if you need brushing up: http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/FEATtheresasum04.html
Row 1 (RS): k1 *yo, (k1, p1) 7 times, k1, yo, k1 repeat from *
Row 2 (WS): k1 *p2, (k1, p1) 7 times, p1, k1 repeat from *
Row 3 (RS): k2 *yo, (k1, p1) 7 times, k1, yo, k3 repeat from * ending k2
Row 4 (WS): k2 *p2, (k1, p1) 7 times, p1, k3 repeat from * ending k2
Row 5 (RS): k3 *yo, (k1, p1) 7 times, k1, yo, k5 repeat from * ending K3
Row 6 (WS): k3 *p2, (k1, p1) 7 times, p1, k5 repeat from *ending k3
Row 8 (WS): k4 *p2, (k1, p1) 7 times, p1, k7 repeat from * ending k4
Row 9 (RS): k5 *(ssk) 3 times, sl 1-k2-tog-psso, (k2-tog) 3 times, k9 repeat from * ending k5
Row 10 (WS): purl entire row