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Knitted Knotwork Scarf

Wrap the luck o' the Irish around your neck with the Knitted Knotwork Scarf. Inspired by Celtic knotwork, this knit scarf pattern has an eye-popping cabled design you'll love. This single-color scarf mixes and matches well, making it easy to add its sophisticated touch to any outfit. When your jealous friends ask you where you got this gorgeous accessory, you'll be glad you learned how to knit a scarf with such an alluring pattern. With its lovely length around your neck, any day can be your lucky day.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, 8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Patons Silk Bamboo (65 g/2.2 oz; 93 m/102 yds), 85219 Sea; 5 balls
  • Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles, or size needed to obtain tension.
  • Cable needle
  • Cable pattern chart (linked)

 

Gauge:
19 sts and 25 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stockinette st.

 

Measurements:
Approx 9.5 ins x 65 ins [24 cm x 165 cm]

 

Abbreviations:
C2B = Knit into front of 2nd stitch on left hand needle, then knit 1st stitch, slipping both sts off needle.
C4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
C4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then K2 from cable needle.
C5F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K2, then slip purl stitch back onto left hand needle. P1, then K2 from cable needle.
C6B = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.
C6F = Slip next 3 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. K3, then K3 from cable needle.
M1P = Make one stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and purling into back of loop.
T3B = Slip next stitch onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P1 from cable needle.
T3F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P1, then K2 from cable needle.
T4B = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at back of work. K2, then P2 from cable needle.
T4F = Slip next 2 stitches onto cable needle and leave at front of work. P2, then K2 from cable needle.
Work 5tog = Slip next 3 stitches purlwise. *Pass 2nd stitch on right hand needle over first stitch and slip first stitch back to left hand needle. Pass 2nd stitch on left hand needle over first stitch.* Slip stitch back to right hand needle and repeat from * to * once. P1.

 

Instructions:

With smaller needles, cast 39 sts.
Work 9 rows garter st (knit every row) noting first row is WS and inc 8 sts evenly across last row. 47 sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed as follows:
1st row: (RS). K3. (C2B. P2) twice. Work 1st row of Panel Pat. (P2. C2B) twice. K3.
2nd row: K3. (P2. K2) twice. Work 2nd row of Panel Pat. (K2. P2) twice. K3.
These 2 rows form side pat. Panel Pat is now in position.

Panel Pat (worked over 25 sts - see chart):
1st row: (RS). P3. K2. P2. K2. P7. K2. P2. K2. P3.
2nd and alt rows: Knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts as they appear.
3rd row: As 1st row.
5th row: P3. K2. P2. K2. P3. M1P. (K1. P1. K1) in next st. M1P. P3. K2. P2. K2. P3. 29 sts.
7th row: P3. K2. P2. T3F. T4B. P1. T4F. T3B. P2. K2. P3.
9th row: P3. K2. P3. C4B. P5. C4B. P3. K2. P3.
11th row: P3. T3F. T4B. T4F. P1. T4B. T4F. T3B. P3.
13th row: P4. C4F. P4. C5F. P4. C4F. P4.
15th row: P2. T4B. T4F. T4B. P1. T4F. T4B. T4F. P2.
17th row: P2. K2. P4. C4B. P5. C4B. P4. K2. P2.
19th row: P2. T4F. T4B. T4F. P1. T4B. T4F. T4B. P2.
21st row: As 13th row.
23rd row: P3. T3B. T4F. T4B. P1. T4F. T4B. T3F. P3.
25th row: As 9th row.
27th row: P3. K2. P2. T3B. T4F. P1. T4B. T3F. P2. K2. P3.
28th row: K3. (P2. K2) twice. K1. Work 5tog. K1. (K2. P2) twice. K3. 25 sts.
29th to 32nd rows: As 1st and 2nd rows twice.
These 32 rows form Panel Pat.

Cont in pat, keeping cont of panel pat, until work from beg measures approx 64 ins [162.5 cm], ending with 30th row of Panel Pat and dec 8 sts evenly across last row. 39 sts.

Change to smaller needles and work 9 rows garter st. Cast off knitwise (WS).

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I simply love your page , its always exciting when a new mail comes in. I have to find time extra to knit , there is such a lot to choose from. I have passed this page onto my sister as she also loves to knit she is a lot more productiv then me but i am going to better myself. Thank you for your lovely patterns and they are absolutly free yippee maggib Hamburg

help - i couldn't find the link to the cable chart - it's so much easier for me to use than the written instructions - the pattern noted it was linked, but if anyone finds it - please tell me where - thanks!

Hi csaydjari 8868578, The cable chart is linked right next to the instructions for the Panel Pat. It's underlined in green in parentheses. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

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