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Anthophila Knit Scarf Pattern

Anthophila Knit Scarf Pattern
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Slipping stitches is a seriously underutilized technique in knitting. This Anthophila Knit Scarf Pattern acts as a study on slipped stitches, with three distinct panels each sporting a different slipped stitch pattern. This free scarf was so named after the scientific name for bees, as each panel is reminiscent of lovely honeycomb. Made from pale wool yarn, its easy to see elegant stitch definition, but will also keep you cozy as the weather chills. This pattern is great for less advanced knitters who want to practice slipping stitches, or seasoned veterans looking to knit a unique, easy scarf.


Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm

Yarn Weight(2) Fine (23-26 stitches to 4 inches)

GaugeAbout 24 sts per 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch.

Finished SizeApproximately 76” x 8” (193 cm x 20 cm).

Materials List

  • 5 skeins KnitPicks Wool of the Andes Sport Yarn in Oyster Heather (25276)
  • 1 tapestry needle for weaving in ends


CO 45 sts

Rows 1-5: sl1, k across

Work Honey Panel 12 times

Next five rows: sl1, k across

Next row: sl1, k4, p to last 5 sts, k5

Work Nectar Panel 11 times

Next four rows: sl1, k across

Work Propolis Panel 34 times

Next five rows: sl1, k across

Next row: sl1, k4, p to last 5 sts, k5

Work Nectar Panel 11 times

Next four rows: sl1, k across

Work Honey Panel 12 times

Next 5 rows: sl1, k across

BO. Weave in ends.


Row 1 (WS): sl1, k5, *sl3wyib, k3; rep from * 6 times, k3

Row 2 (RS): sl1, k4, p1, *sl3wyif, p3; rep from * 5 times, sl3wyif, p1, k5.

Row 3: sl1, k4, p to last 5 sts, k5.

Row 4: sl1, k across

Row 5: as row 3

Row 6: sl1, k6, *k1 uls, k5; rep from * 6 times, k2

Row 7: sl1, k8, *sl3wyib, k3; rep from * 5 times, k6.

Row 8: sl1, k4, p4, *sl3wyif, p3; rep from * 5 times, p1, k5.

Row 9: as row 3

Row 10: as row 4

Row 11: as row 3

Row 12: sl1, k9, *k1 uls, k5; rep from * 5 times, k5.


Row 1 (WS): sl1, k5, *k3, sl3wyif, yo; rep from * 5 times, k9

Row 2 (RS): sl1, k4, p4, *drop yo, sl3wyib, yo, p3; rep from * 5 times, p1, k5

Row 3: sl1, k5, *k3, drop yo, sl3wyif, yo; rep from * 5 times, k9

Row 4: as row 2

Row 5: sl1, k5, *k3, drop yo, k1, k1 uls, k1; rep from * 5 times, k9

Row 6: sl1, k4, p to last 5 sts, k5

Row 7: sl1, k5, *sl3wyif, yo, k3; rep from * 6 times, k3

Row 8: sl1, k4, p1, drop yo, sl3wyib, *yo, p3, drop yo, sl3wyib; rep 5 times, yo, p1, k5

Row 9: sl1, k5, drop yo, *sl3wyif, yo, k3, drop yo; rep from * 5 times, sl3wyif, yo, k6

Row 10: as row 8

Row 11: sl1, k5, drop yo, *k1, k1 uls, k4, drop yo; rep from * 5 times, k1, k1 uls, k7

Row 12: as row 6


Row 1 (WS): sl1, k4, p to last 5 sts, k5

Row 2 (RS): sl1, k5, *sl1wyib, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.

Row 3: sl1, k4, p1, *sl1wyif, p1; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.

Row 4: as row 2

Row 5: as row 1

Row 6: sl1, k6, *sl1wyib, k1; rep from * to last 6 sts, k6

Row 7: sl1, k4, p2, *sl1 wyif, p1; rep from * to last 6 sts, p1, k5

Row 8: as row 6


sliip stitch from left need to right needle purlwise
cast on
bind off
with yarn held in back of work, as if to knit
with yarn held in front of work, as if to purl
k1 uls
insert needle from front to back under loose strands below; knit the next stitch, and pull through the loose strands.
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Hello! I'm loving this pattern so far, but I'm having trouble with the Nectar panel, particularly with the yo. I'm assuming it's creating a stitch for the next row, but I always end up in a tangle within the first three rows of the panel!

Never assume anything in knitting, the yo's are being dropped on the next row, so the stitch is not required to maintain counts, if you are pulling into a triangle shape, ensure that you are slipping all the stitches loosely and that your yo is being done loosely, since the purpose of the yo in this pattern is to provide more room to allow the slip 3 to stretch out and not pucker in.

Started this today am wondering what the uls is supposed to look like.Or possibly a video/diagram?

Oh, so funny, I just sent this pattern to a former beekeeper knitting friend of mine who just found an old stash in her basement! This is seriously beautiful - it's going on my list, too.

What a lovely pattern! Do not let the intermediate rating intimidate you- slipping stitches is super easy, its just sliding an unworked stitch from the left needle to the right w. working yarn either in purl position or knit position. Other wise it is just a knit/purl pattern.

This is one of my favorite yarns. It is so soft and light, and it knits up so beautifully. It is so pretty and plush, and the scarf is lovely. I love the texture.

This scarf is so unique and gorgeous! I'm not skilled enough to make it yet, but I am saving this pattern for when I am more advanced. This would make a very thoughtful Christmas gift for a loved one.


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