Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern! Old Flames Scarf


 The flickering flames stitch pattern is nothing new, it's been used for many knit patterns.  I have incorporated it into this bottom-up triangular scarf.  You will start your scarf at the bottom center and work your way upwards while increasing every 3rd and 4th row.   This is not a difficult pattern at all, I rate it as intermediate simply because you do need to pay attention and check your stitch count.  It is always advisable to read thru the pattern before starting.  The pattern is available at the end (after the pics) to download or print.  Have fun!

 

Materials:

 220-230 yds of Worsted or Aran weight yarn, preferably something drapey.  Suggestions are blends that include cotton, rayon, silk, bamboo, etc.

Tools: 

One size U.S. #10 circular needle.
*Circular needle is to accommodate the large number of stitches, you will be knitting the scarf flat, not in the round.

Gauge:

Since this is a scarf, gauge isn't terribly important but there are two examples of ones I've made.  
Red Scarf - 12 sts/15 rows in Stst = 4".  This was w/ worsted weight yarn, using #10 needle.  this scarf is 77" L x 11" W.
Multi color scarf - 16 sts/20 rows in Stst = 4".  This was w/ Aran weight yarn using #10 needle.  This scarf is __L x __W. * I ran out of yarn, will post measures when I get another ball of yarn! 

IMPORTANT!


Please note that this scarf pattern begins at the bottom center of the scarf, you will be increasing every 3rd and 4th row.  Please use the cast-on at the beginning of the row method as shown in the video reference below.  If you try to make this and do your increases by casting on at the END of the row with a backward loop, it will not look nice, you will have an ugly looking edge.
Also, please note that some of the ssk’s in the beginning rows of the scarf seem a little bit awkward because you are making them in the sts that you have just cast on, don’t worry, this is ok.  This is not a hard pattern, it is one that just requires you to make sure your stitch count is correct.  I have noted the stitch counts at the end of the cast on rows.  

References/Tutorials

1. Cast on at beginning of the row, otherwise known as knitted cast-on. Tutorial video here:  
2. ssk (slip, slip, knit), here is a tutorial showing how to do this:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLWaabNhcc0

Abbreviations: 

St = Stitch                    yo = yarn over
beg = beginning           K = Knit                      
BO = Bind off               CO = Cast on
K2tog = Knit 2 together
ssk = slip, slip, knit 



PATTERN:


Using Long tail cast on, Cast on 15 sts.

Row 1: (WS) k2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 2: k5, *ssk, k5, yo, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3: CO 7 sts at beg of row, k2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.  (22, 106, 190 sts)
Row 4: CO 7 sts at beg of row, K5, *ssk, k4, yo, k1, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. (29, 113, 197 sts)

Row 5: k2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 6: K5, *ssk, k3, yo, k2, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 7: CO 7 sts at of beg of row, k2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.  (36, 120, 204 sts)
Row 8: CO 7 sts at of beg of row, k5, *ssk, k2, yo, k3, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3. (43, 127, 211 sts)

Row 9: k2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 10: k5, *ssk, k1, yo, k4, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 11: CO 7 sts at beg of row, k2, purl across to last 2 sts, K2.  (50, 134, sts)
Row 12: CO 7 sts at beg of row, k5, *ssk, yo, k5, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.  
(57, 141 sts)

Row 13: k2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 14: k3, *yo, k5, k2tog, rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.

Row 15: CO7 sts at beg of row, k2, purl across to last 2 sts, K2.  (64, 148 sts)
Row 16: CO7 sts at beg of row, k4,*yo, k4, k2tog, k1, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.  (71, 155 sts)

Row 17: k2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 18: k5, *yo, k3, k2tog, k2, rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 19: CO7 sts at beg of row, k2, purl across to last 2 sts, K2.  (78, 162 sts)
Row 20: CO7 sts at beg of row, k6,*yo, k2, k2tog, k3, rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. (85, 169 sts)

Row 21: k2, purl across to last 2 sts, k2.
Row 22: k7,*yo, k1, k2tog, k4, rep from * across to last st, k1.

Row 23: CO7 sts at beg of row, k2, purl across to last 2 sts, K2.  (92, 176 sts)
Row 24: CO7 sts at beg of row, k8,*yo, k2tog, k5, rep from * across.  (99, 183 sts)

25-48: Repeat Rows 1-24 once more. (183 sts)
49-56: Repeat Rows 1-8.  (211 sts)
57-59: Knit each row, do not cast any sts on at beg of row.
60: Bind off (knitwise) loosely.








HERE IS THE PATTERN:

To download or print click on the link below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_oZ8-XeMq3pamFIcHVzOHBpa0k/edit?usp=sharing