Monday, September 30, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern! Definitely Diagonal Scarf

It is has been chilly and rainy here for about a week now. I am in the middle of making my son a felted Irish hat - wanted a break from that so I whipped out another scarf pattern. This one is for myself, I love the look and the feel of it. I used 250-253 yds of Plymouth "Sweet Caroline" which is 100% cotton. It is very soft and drapey, just the way I like my scarves.  On the next one I make I may try a yarn where the color is changing like Knitpicks Chroma, I think that would look nifty with the diagonals.
Photos are at the bottom as well as the pattern if you'd like to download.

Definitely Diagaonal Scarf 

by Kris Basta  

Materials: 

Worsted weight yarn 253 yds
U.S. size 10 circular needle  

Gauge: 

 3.5 sts per inch in Garter St.  

Abbreviations: 

K = knit
P = purl
K2tog = knit 2 tog
rep = repeat
yo = yarn over
Kfb = knit in front and back of st to increase  

Reference: 

Casting on at the beginning of the row, otherwise known as “knitted cast-on”. Video reference is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdaZTBOJ7XU
 

Directions: 

Using Long-tail cast on, cast on 7 sts
Begin set-up rows:

1. K2tog, yo, k5.
2. P2, *k3, p2
3. K4, k2tog, yo, k1
Now continue on with row 4 – 16 of the Pattern Rows below.  

PATTERN ROWS: 

1. K2tog, yo, *k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
2. P2, *k3, p2; rep from * to end.
3. K4, k2tog, yo, *k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
4. Cast on 5 sts @ beg of the row, k1, *p2, k3; rep from * to last st, p1. 12 sts 
5. Cast on 5 sts @ beg of the row, *k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. 17 sts 
6. K2, *p2, k3; rep from * to end.
7. K2, *k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to end.
8. *K3, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
9. Cast on 5 sts @ beg of the row, K1, K2tog, yo, *k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. 22 sts 
10. Cast on 5 sts @ beg of the row, P1, *k3, p2; rep from * to last st, k1. 27 sts 
11-13 Knit
14. Cast on 5 sts @ beg of the row, K to end. 32 sts 
15. Cast on 5 sts @ beg of the row, K to end. 37 sts
16. Repeat rows 1-15 of the pattern rows 4X more. 157 sts 
17. Work pattern rows 1-10. 177 sts.
18. Kfb, K across to last 2 sts, Kfb, K1. 179 sts
19. Knit
20. Repeat 18 & 19 once more. 181 sts
21. Repeat 18 once more. 183 sts
22. Bind off.

 Unblocked measurement: 60” L x 13.5” W
(Lightly) Blocked measurement: 70” L x 14” W



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://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_oZ8-XeMq3pMzlpQ1J4MGpLVnc/edit?usp=sharing

41 comments:

andrea said...

I just love this? Thank you for the pattern!

Little Ol' Liz said...

Stunning! I look forward to casting on after the holidays -- the "me time" knitting season!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. It looks so pretty and cushy.

Sue Hunt said...

I WANT to try making this, but it won't expand when I click and I can't copy & paste. how can I get the pattern?

Kriskrafter said...

Sue Hunt - hmm, I've never even heard of not being able to copy and paste - I would say that there must be something seriously wrong with your computer - something to have looked at.
The pattern is in the body of the post of course so you can see it to work from.
?
You could also try opening it on another computer. I have a few folks tell me that it wouldn't open on their laptop but was fine on their pc or vice versa - probably settings or something.

Anonymous said...

grazie mille... รจ veramente bello e ben spiegato. lo voglio fare e subito.

Kriskrafter said...

prego, di niente (you're welcome!)
:)

Anonymous said...

Very nice - might be a holiday gift solution! Thanks

KathrynBrooks1 said...

Very pretty! A question about the pattern, though. After the first for setup rows, shouldn't you follow rows 1 - 16, not 4 - 16? Thanks.

Kriskrafter said...

KathrynBrooks1,
No, Stick with the directions, they are correct. After competing rows 4 - 16, you will THEN go back and work rows 1 - 16 repeatedly.
:)

Kris

KathrynBrooks1 said...

I see that now, Kris. Thanks! It's coming along nicely. I'm doing it in a variegated red/burgundy/black worsted wool. Ithanks so much for your lovely free patterns.

Sandy Pink said...

Can this be done on straight needles?

Kriskrafter said...

Sandy Pink - yes, it could be done on straight needles, just make sure they are longer ones to accomadate the large number of stitches. Have fun!

Dana said...

Just finished this in a lovely soft blue merino, even with the mistake I made its still gorgeous! Thank you for the pattern :-)

Debs69 said...

Hi can you tell me what length of size 10 circular needles would be best. I'm new to knitting and I see that various lengths are sold in size 10. Thank you

Kriskrafter said...

Debs69, I like a 29".
If you're iffy on circular needles you can use long regular needles but circs are my preference. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this pattern, it will be next on my needles.

Laura said...

I know writing patterns can be time consuming, I really appreciate you sharing this beautiful pattern. I can't wait to start it. thanks again :)

Anonymous said...

made this for my daughter...love it ..thank you for the pattern

Shell64 said...

If doing this on circular needles are you connecting it so it comes out as an infinity type scarf, your one picture looks as if it is flat....is your preference circular needles just because of the number of stitches?

Kriskrafter said...

Shell64,
Yes exactly, it is not a circular scarf (not joined), it is worked flat. I use circular needle simply to accommodate the large number of stitches. You can absolutely use straight needles if that is your preference. Just make sure they are long ones.
:)

Kris

Momma moose said...

What size needles should I use if knitting on straight needles?

Kriskrafter said...

Momma Moose: you use the same size. Just make sure you use straight needles that are plenty long to accommodate the large number of stitches.

Elaine Maier said...

What is row 16? It just says to repeat 1 thru 15, but i need a purl row of some sort.

Kriskrafter said...

Elaine Maier: 16 is just to tell you to "Repeat rows 1-15 of the pattern rows 4X more. then you should have 157 sts.
There is no need to purl a row.

Anonymous said...

Kris, just finished the 4 repeats of 1-15, running low on yarn. Going to work rows 1-3, then forward to row 18 and finish.mdumb question: how does the scarf stay in place and fluffed as in photo? Do you tie it? This is for a friend and I don't wear scarves. Just want to be sure it is long/wide enough to tie or whatever.

Kriskrafter said...

Annonymous: I actually tie mine to wear it that way. You can wear it several diff. ways I suppose but I like this particular scarve tied cowl style. Just my preference.
:)

Anonymous said...

Made this and just love it. Thank you for sharing this pattern.

Anonymous said...

Is there a similar pattern in crochet?? Love it!

Monica uribe said...

I made this beautiful shawl in a dark red wool yarn....my friend loved soo much than i gave it to her and i am doing another one for miself.

Kim said...

I think I saw this on Facebook last week and cast on! I am having a hard time putting this down; it's so fun to knit. Thank you for sharing your design!

Lamblegs said...

I just finished this in a dark green, wool blend Tonic. It sure saved my sanity on the long, international flight.

Knitsta said...

So glad I found your pattern on Ravelry. I have some cotton silk that's being re-purposed for this scarf. Thank you!
cami

Anonymous said...

I happened upon your site and I love your patterns! Thank you! Will definitely being knitting a couple!

Susanne O'Grady said...

Your pattern is beautiful! THANK YOU for sharing!!! <3

Dee said...

I love the look and feel of this scarf.
I knitted it up in no time and used Simply Soft yarn.
It turned out beautiful and soft.
Everyone at work loved it.
Thank You so much for sharing the pattern.
Dee

Anonymous said...

This scarf is beautiful and I want to try and make it. However, I am a beginner knitter, I knit (Eastern) European style, and English is not my mother tongue. It took some time to figure out what k2tog means, but I got it, tog is for together. I would be grateful if you could explain what I am supposed to do with: Kfb = knit in front and back of st to increase. Does this mean that I insert the right needle in the loop on the left needle, yarn over and pull up a loop, but keep the original loop (into which I had previously insterted the right needle)on the left needle and then pull another loop behind the left needle and only then cast off the original loop? I am not sure if you can follow my train of thoughts... But thank you anyway for the beautiful pattern!
Katarina, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Kriskrafter said...

dear annonymous - to learn kfb, perhaps it would be better to study a video, it is quite simple and I'm sure you will learn it quickly. When I search Youtube I come up with many videos that you can watch to learn this - look here and watch some of these videos,
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=kfb+knitting+stitch
Kris

Anonymous said...

Thank you soo much for your kind reply! I did not imagine I could find that on You tube. I am definitely going to make this scarf!
Anonymous, Katarina, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Manya said...

I am doing this pattern with a thick/thin alpaca wool blend in red. It changes the look dramatically - very nice!

Anonymous said...

I have just finished my scarf in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and it looks fabulous and feels wonderful to wear. Thank you so much for this pattern.