Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern! The Gallatin Scarf



  Free Pattern! 

The Gallatin Scarf 
 ©2013 Kris Basta  
      
Gauge: 4 sts per inch in Stockinette st.                           

Abbreviations:            
St = Stitch                   YO = yarn over 
P = Purl                       Beg = beginning  
K = Knit                                        
BO = Bind off
K2tog = Knit 2 together

 Materials:
One circular needle size 10 1/2 (6.5mm), You will use a circular needle not to knit in the round, but to work flat and accomodate the large number of stitches.  I used a 29" length.
1 skein of worsted weight yarn approx. 192 yds.
2 stitch markers (optional)
                               


References:
Cast on at beginning of the row, otherwise known as knitted cast-on. Tutorial video here:  
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdaZTBOJ7XU 


Directions:
1.    Using Long-tail cast on, CO 4 sts.
2.    K4
3.    CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K4, YO, K2tog, K2.
4.    CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K4, *(YO, K2tog, K2), repeat * to end.
5.    Repeat step 4 until you have 96 sts.

 
You will now begin knitting stripes of stockinette and reverse stockinette
6.    CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K4, (YO, K2tog, K2) 3x, K across to last 16 sts, work (YO, K2tog, K2) 4x.
7.    CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K4, (YO, K2tog, K2) 3x, P across to last 16 sts, work (YO, K2tog, K2) 4x.
8.    Repeat steps 6 & 7 once more.
9.    Repeat step 7.
10. Repeat step 6.
11. Repeat steps 7 & 6 once more.
12. Work steps 6 – 11 two times more,  you will 192 sts.  You should have ended with a Knit row.
13. CO 4 sts at beg of the row, K4, (YO, K2tog, K2) 2x, K across to last 12 sts, work (YO, K2tog, K2) 3x.
14. CO 4 sts at beg of the row, K4, (YO, K2tog, K2) 1x, P across to last 8 sts, work (YO, K2tog, K2) 2x.
15. CO 4 sts at beg of the row, K across to end.   204 sts.
16. K across
17. BO knitwise.

I only lightly steamed mine, mostly on the top section where it is the stockinette/reverse stockinette stripes so it would lay flatter.  I did not block mine.  I love the drapey results.   Hope you enjoy the pattern. Pattern can be downloaded see below.








Here is the pattern

Click on the link below, you should be able to download or print from there by clicking on "File".  If this does not work for you you may try switching from Firefox to Internet Explorer or vice versa.  Worst case senario you can copy and paste the directions into a word doc and print it out.  Enjoy!

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_oZ8-XeMq3pVkNhbHZrV1lUOEU/edit?usp=drive_web




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40 comments:

Lisa Grimes said...

I am delighted to see this beautiful scarf. As a person who is not even remotely a "cowl type" this makes for a lovely alternative. THANK YOU.

Renee Anne said...

Thanks for the earburn :) Can't wait to try it...must get some projects off the needles first!

Knitrageous said...

Very nice pattern! Thank you for sharing!

Mary Beth Brutz said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to get started on one. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Tighe said...

It is such a beautiful scarf, I can see it on someone who is thin on their hips and for someone like me, around my shoulders. If I can make it and it turns out as beautiful as yours I have a friend who will love it for church.

Shirley said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Is this done in a cotton yarn? It doesn't look like 'regular' worsted weight to me.Very cute pattern. I'd like to try it, but want to choose the right yarn to use.

Kriskrafter said...

Carol,
Yes it is a cotton blend yarn. It is Berroco "Remix". I love the drape and feel of this yarn.

hoofprints said...

This is truly different and I love it..I love it natural and with the stripes..its got so much texture and i bet it lays nice and feels even better..thank you so much for such an awesome free pattern..Id be so proud of myself if i created something like this!!!
carolyne

Anonymous said...

i love this pattern and have it half done in a pink. but i love the multi you have here! please if you can tell me what kind of yarn that is. is it a self striping yarn? -Marta

Kriskrafter said...

Marta,
It is Plymouth yarn "Kudo". It is an
Aran weight yarn: 55% Cotton, 40% Rayon, 5% Silk.
It has a very soft feel and is very drapey and nice. I really like the yarn and it is relatively inexpensive as well - and only takes one skein!
Kris :)

Jean Mizener said...

Hi,... I love this scarf..... I'm kind of new to knitting.... I'm on row six.... And a little confused.... Knit to the end.... Then to I turn and work the opposite side?????

Kriskrafter said...

Jean Miziner - yes, just like with any knit pattern, you turn to the other side and knit on it.
:)

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to make this scarf for my daughter. She is always wearing scarfs, and I think this will become one of her favorites.
Thank you so much for sharing this pattern.

Lynda the Guppy said...

Hi, there!

I saw this scarf in progress today, and I came here to download the pattern, except I seem unable to find the magic button/link to be able to do so. Am I missing something really obvious? All I seem able to do is either print the entire blog post (which isn't my first choice, as the images aren't conducive to easy pattern reading), or download each thumbnail of the pattern individually as image files. But if I make them larger, they're illegible.

HELP!

Thanks,
Lynda

Kriskrafter said...

Lynda,
After all the pics, see the statement:
You can download and Print this pattern here:

There should be a box with the pattern in it. At the upper right hand of the box there are symbols, one of them is an arrow, if you click on it it will enlarge and then you click on "file", then click on "download".

Julie Allegra said...

I love the pattern but on the row that is purled, doing the YO after a purl stitch creates a large hole that is not consistent with the rest of the lace pattern. Can this be corrected in any way?

Kriskrafter said...

Dear Julie Allegra,
I am wondering if perhaps on the purl side you are doing your yarn over incorrectly. Your holes should be the same size no matter which side you are on. Here is a good video showing yarn overs for both knit and purl. Hopefully this will help;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qq__ttEMUo

I know for the longest time, years ago, I was doing my yarn overs wrong and I would end up with big gaping holes.

Karen Keith said...

Thank you for this great pattern! I have done one Gallatin scarf so far, and plan on doing a few more for hostess gifts this holiday season. Will also give your other scarf patterns a try.

Anonymous said...

What does CO mean? Its not listed in the abbreviations. Should it be BO?

Kriskrafter said...

Anonymous,
CO simply means Cast on. It is a common knitting term.

Maria said...

Hi, this scarf it is simply wonderfull. I'm looking at it for over a month now and I still can't get past the 3rd row.
Maybe you can clear things for me :(
So I cast 4 on the first row, on the next row I knit the 4 sts that I had previously cast and, on the 3rd row, I cast 4 new sts at the beginning, then knit the 4 sts that I had cast on the 1st row, I get the YO, but k2tog and k2 from were? there are no sts on my needle? what am I missing?

Kriskrafter said...

Maria,


1. Your cast-on is 4 sts.
2. Next row, you knit them.
3. At the beg of the next row you will cast on 4 sts, now you have 8 sts. K4, YO, K2tog, K2. (8 sts).

Claudia said...

Gracias por este bonito patrón, lo tejeré pronto :)
Cariños

deb said...

thank you so much for offering this pattern for free. :) deb

acorn said...

OMG this is gorgeous and easy to follow. Thank you so much. I have a lovely yarn that has been waiting patiently for a pattern just like this!

Katie M. said...

I just came across this from AllFree knitting - just what I've been looking for! Thank you so much!!!

Anonymous said...

The Plymouth Kudos is a beautiful yarn ... I am using it for an entrelac long cardigan (which is not yet finished).

Perhaps I'll use that yarn for your shawl - it would be gorgeous!

TY so much!

Marny (not Anonymous)

Bonna said...

I love the Definitely Diagonal Scarf Pattern. I have seen references made to a Definitely Diagonal Shawl. Is there another pattern to make it a shawl?

Looking forward to hearing from you as I'm ready with yarn and needle. Thanks so much, Bonna
bonnas@earthlink.net

Kriskrafter said...

Bonnie,
re: definitely diagonal scarf. I think some people use it as a mini shawl and therefore refer to it as "shawl" rather than scarf. There is only the one pattern - the Definitely Diagonal scarf.

maria fagerlie said...

Thank You so much for sharing this beautiful scarf. I finished mine today. I used a ribbon looking yarn (100%polyamide) and turned out gorgeous! Thanks again.

Cilion said...

I seem to be as stuck as Maria. The above explanation works through the second row, but by the end of the third there's an extra stitch without anywhere to go!
After #3 above: CO 4, then K4 ( leaving 8 stitches on the needle) YO, K2tog, K2 (leaving 3 stitches left on the first needle). You can't repeat it again as it requires 4 stitches. What are we missing?

Kriskrafter said...

Cilion:

I really am perplexed at your question:
"After #3 above: CO 4, then K4 ( leaving 8 stitches on the needle) YO, K2tog, K2 (leaving 3 stitches left on the first needle). You can't repeat it again as it requires 4 stitches. What are we missing?"
If you have 4 sts on your needle. then, you cast on 4 sts at the beg of the row, you now have 8. You knit 4 (these are the ones you just cast on), then you yarn over (this now ADDS a st, not takes one away, there are still 4 sts left. You then k2tog, now there are 2 left, then you k2.
That's it.
This pattern has been thoroughly tested by a group of Ravelry testers, and has been knit successfully by hundreds of people. There are already 286 projects on Ravelry. I am wondering if perhaps you aren't getting all 4 sts cast on at the beg of the row. Cannot think why you would have one less.

Elizabeth OByrne said...

I just wanted to say thank you for letting us have your patterns for free. That is very generous of you. I've been downloading everything you have offered this afternoon. I love everything and I'm looking forward to making them.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful scarf! I am a beginning knitter, but would love to make this for my daughter. I love the yarn, which you said is Plymouth Kudo. Can you please tell me which color number it is? There are many lovely color choices in this yarn, but I want to you the color you used as it is just stunning! Thank you so much!
P. :)

Kriskrafter said...

I believe the Kudos colorway was #49.
:)

Dancingintherain said...

I have been knitting this scarf all day and iam almost done, i have some extra yarn and i am planing to make it a little larger. I am your number one fun I have make all of your patterns.
Thanks.

justlikewater said...

I've made a few of these for gifts and I'm so pleased. I love this go-to pattern for a quick easy knit!

Silvia said...

Totally in love with this Pattern I made it twice already. One for myself! Thank you so much for your generosity in making your patterns available.

Anonymous said...

I love your ideas, Thankyou so much for sharing them.