Friday, September 6, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern! Jefferson Scarf

 The Jefferson Scarf

©2013 Kris Basta  

This is Scarf #3 of the series of 3 scarves celebrating the beauty that is Montana.  See Ravelry and other blog pages for the Gallatin and the Madison scarves too!  All three scarves are quite simple, but quite beautiful, and work up very fast. There is a link, after all the photos, so you can download the pattern at the end of this posting.





17 sts per 4 inches in stitch pattern #2 



One circular needle U.S. size 10.5 (6.5mm).  You will use this circular not to knit in the round, but to work flat and accommodate the large number or stitches.  I used a 29" length.
1 Skein of worsted weight yarn, approx. 200 yds.


yo = yarn over     KFB = Knit in front & back of st
K = Knit               K2tog = knit 2 together
P = Purl               beg = beginning
BO = bind off


Cast on at beginning of the row, otherwise known as the knitted cast-on.  Tutorial video is here:


1.  Using long tail cast-on, CO 4 sts. 
2.  K1, yo, k2tog, k1.
3.  CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K1, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to last st, end K1.                        
     (This is stitch pattern #1.)  8 sts. 

4.  Repeat row 3 until there are 96 sts. 

5-8  CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, Knit across.  112 sts. 
9.  CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K28, KFB, K58, KFB, K28.  118 sts. 

You will now start stitch pattern #2. 

10. CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K2, *P2, K2, rep from * to end. 
11. CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, P2, *keeping yarn at front of work, sl 2 sts purlwise, P2; rep from * to end. 

12.  Repeat 10 & 11 until you have 198 sts. 
13. CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K across.  202 sts.
14. Repeat 13 for two more rows.  210 sts. 
15. Knit across (do not cast on 4 sts at beg of the row).
16. Bind off loosely. 

My scarf measured 62" L x 9" W unblocked.  This scarf works up relatively quick and would make great gifts or craft show items.  As with all my patterns feel free to make and sell as many as you like. 



See my Pattern Store here on Craftsy: 
or here on Ravelry:

"The Jefferson River is a tributary of the Missouri River approximately 83 miles long.  From broad valleys to a narrow canyon, the Jefferson River passes through a region of significant geological diversity, with some of the oldest and youngest rocks in North America and a diversity of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary formations.  The Lewis and Clark expedition first ascended the river in 1805.  Much of its scenic beauty and wildlife diversity remains today."

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!

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anneb said...

Going to try the jefferson abd the gallatin. They both look gorgeous and the yarn is akready in my basket! Thank you for the patterns. AnneB

Barbie01 said...

Thank you for the patterns - I have made the definitely diagonal scarf in various yarns. The cotton blends work wonderful. I am in the process of making the Old Flame in cotton and it is rolling but hopefully I can wet block it down. This type of scarf is currently the rage here in Chilliwack, British Columbia. So they will make wonderful Christmas gifts for daughters/granddaughters. Thank you again. Barb Boehmer

Lorinda Silveira said...

thanks so much for these patterns! I've made all three Montana scarves. Just finished the Jefferson and love it! for all three, I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable. A Worsted weight roving type of yarn. the colors in these yarns are lovely! The patterns are lovely. Each one came out beautiful! You are quite talented and I will keep looking for other creations by you. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

I love all of your the present time I made one of your Montana scarves and am working on two more. I'm using Treasure by red heart. They are beautiful. I will make all three of these Montana scarves..thank you so much for creating them and sharing. Your patterns are so easy to follow. Thanks again

Unknown said...

I'm pretty much obsessed with your scarves! They are amazing and so fun! I've done a Wiggle-Lace Scarf for me and a Diagonal one for my sister. Now I'm going to work on the Old Flames one...again for myself. I just wanted to say thank you so much for posting these patterns! They have been so much fun and have really taught me all those fun increases and decreases in knitting.

Anonymous said...

Love your designs, having a hard time choosing which one to do first

Unknown said...

Hello.. I am really loving this design, but I want to use two different colors. I preferably want to alternate rows with the two colors as these two skeins add up to the yardage necessary, do you think I would be able to achieve that? Once again thank you for sharing.

kriskrafter said...

Dear Abdhi, Unfortunately 2 colors don't work for this design because of the casting on of 4 sts each row.