Happy Fall! Since it’s scarf knitting season, I felt it appropriate to gift you with a new free scarf knitting pattern to brighten your autumn. Seeing the potential rainbow of a scrappy scarf make my knitting needles fly! It’s the kind of project that I find most rewarding. Not only am I playing with loads of rich yarn colors, I’m using up leftovers and being thrifty with my knitting supplies which makes me feel I’m making a lot from a little.
And when it’s done, wrapping myself up in leftover yarns all stitched together in a riot of color sure brightens up gloomy winter days!
The Posie Rows Scarf is made up of two different colored fingering yarns alternated in rows using the Daisy Stitch – which uses a clever combination of stitches to make that cute little daisy.
This project is perfect for using up leftover scraps. You can add them to the scarf as the need arises, which requires the need for weaving in a good amount of ends, or you can fashion your yarn scraps into a “magic ball”, by connecting them together and winding into a ball or cake which completely eliminates the weaving in of ends problem. Either way, the resultant “scrappy scarf” is utterly charming!
Size US 6 knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge (use some of your sharper needles for this pattern, since you’ll be purling multiple stitches together)
200 yards of fingering yarn in a neutral color (I used Malabrigo Sock in the Solis colorway for the sample)
AND approximately 200 yards of a second color, OR enough scraps to equal the same
tapestry needle for finishing
GAUGE: 7 daisies and 16 rows of daisies per 4 inches
The daisy stitch is performed as such:
P3tog, yo, P same 3tog again. The stitches are not removed from the left needle until the entire operation is
completed. (It’s performed easiest by keeping your stitch somewhat loose and using sharp tipped needles)
With yarn A, CO 57 stitches, using long tail cast on
Row 1: (yarn A) knit
Row 2: (yarn A) k1, *p3tog, yo, p same 3tog again, k1; rep from *
Row 3: (yarn B) knit
Row 4: (yarn B) k1, p1, k1, *p3tog, yo, p same 3tog again, k1; rep from * to last 2 stitches, p1, k1
When changing colors, carry yarn up the side of the scarf, behind the last knit yarn. Keep tension loose to avoid puckering on side.
Repeat the above 4 rows until scarf is about 48″ long or desired length. (depending on type of yarn, scarf will block larger. Mine blocked to 60″ long after soaking)
Finish with Row 1 in Color A.
Bind off. Soak, then block to 10″ x 60″. Weave in ends.
Now wrap yourself up in the joy of a springtime garden all winter long!
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