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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Free Red Scarf Project 2007 Pattern

Free Red Scarf Project 2007 Pattern

If you’re like me, you lose interest after a few repeats of a pattern. Sixty inches of just about any pattern will bore me to tears and deliver me from long stretches of stockinette! To keep me interested (and I hope you, too) I designed this scarf as a stitch sampler. Don’t let the length of the directions scare you off – it’s really easy. Oh, by the way – all of the stitches are reversible!

Knit a scarf for the Red Scarf Project 2007! See here for further information.


3 skeins Lambs Pride Superwash, 100% wool, Color SW01 Red Wing, 200 yds ea. You’ll only need about ¼ of third skein

US 7 needles

Gauge: (not important, just for reference) 5 sts/in

Finished Dimensions: app. 7” x 62”

Note: for a pretty chained edge, sl all first sts pwise.

CO 45 sts loosely.

Rows 1-6: Sl 1, K across.

Stitch Pattern 1:
Knit rows 1-12 a total of 5 times.

Row 1:
Sl1, K3, (P4, K2) 6x; P1, K4.
Row 2:
Sl 1, K4, (P2, K4) 6x; K4
Row 3:
Sl 1, K3, (P3, K3) 6x; P1, K4
Row 4:
Sl1, K4, (P3, K3) 6x, K4
Row 5:
Sl 1, K3, (P2, K4) 6x; K4
Row 6:
Sl 1, K4, (P4, K2) 6x, K4
Row 7:
Sl 1, K3, P1, (K4, P2) 6x, K4
Row 8:
Sl1, K5, (P4, K2) 5x, P4, K5
Row 9:
Sl 1, K3, P1, (K3, P3) 6x, K4
Row 10:
Sl 1, K3, (K3, P3) 6x, K5
Row 11:
Sl 1, K3, P1, (K2, P4) 6x, K4
Row 12:
Sl 1, K7, (P2, K4) 5x, P2, K5

Repeat Border.

Stitch Pattern 2:

Row 1:
Sl1, K7, P4, K4, P4, K5, (P4, K4) 2x, K4
Row 2:
Sl 1, K3, (P4, K4) 2x, P5, K4, (P4, K4) 2x
Rows 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30: Repeat Row 1.
Rows 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 24, 27, 29: Repeat Row 2.

Repeat Border.

Stitch Pattern 3:
Knit Rows 1-24 twice.

Row 1:
Sl1, K5, (P1, K1) 8x, K2, (P1, K1) 8x, K5
Row 2:
Sl1, K3, P2, (K1, P1) 8x, P2, (K1, P1) 8x, P1, K4
Row 3:
Sl1, K7, (P1, K1) 6x, K6, (P1, K1) 6x, K7
Row 4:
Sl1, K3, P4, (K1, P1), 6x, P6, (K1, P1) 6x, P3, K4
Row 5:
Sl1, K9, (P1, K1), 4x, K10, (P1, K1) 4x, K9
Row 6:
Sl1, K3, P6, (K1, P1), 4x, P10, (K1, P1), 4x, P5, K4
Row 7:
Sl1, K4, P1, (K6, P1, K1, P1) 3x, K6, P1, K5
Row 8:
Sl1, K3, (P1, K1, P1), P5, (K1, P1, K1, P6) 3x, K1, P1, K4
Row 9:
Sl1, K3, (K1, P1) 2x, K11, P1, (K1, P1) 3x, K11, P1, K1, P1, K5
Row 10:
Sl1, K3, (P1, K1) 2x, P11, (K1, P1) 4x, P10, (K1, P1) 2x, K4
Row 11:
Sl1, K3, (K1, P1) 3x, K7, (P1, K1) 2x, P1, (K1, P1) 3x, K7, (P1, K1) 3x, K4
Row 12:
Sl1, K3, (P1, K1) 3x, P7, (K1, P1) 6x, P6, (K1, P1) 3x, K4
Row 13:
Sl1, K3, (K1, P1) 4x, K3, (P1, K1) 3x, P1, (K1, P1) 4x, K3, (P1, K1) 4x, K4
Row 14:
Sl1, K3, (P1, K1) 4x, P3, (K1, P1) 8x, P2, (K1, P1) 4x, K4
Row 15:
Repeat Row 11
Row 16:
Repeat Row 12
Row 17:
Repeat Row 9
Row 18:
Repeat Row 10
Row 19:
Repeat Row 7
Row 20:
Repeat Row 8
Row 21:
Repeat Row 5
Row 22:
Repeat Row 6
Row 23, Repeat Row 3
Row 24:
Repeat Row 4.

Repeat Border.

Repeat Rows 1-15 of Stitch Pattern 2.

Repeat Border.

Stitch Pattern 4:

Row 1:
Sl1, K3, (P3, K3) 2x, (P3, K2) 2x, (P3, K3) 2x, P3, K4
Row 2:
Sl1, K3, (K3, P3) 2x, (K3, P2) 2x, (K3, P3) 2x, K7

Repeat these 2 rows for 2 inches, end after knitting Row 2.

Knit Row 2 again, then Row 1. Continue alternating 1 &2 for another 2 inches, ending after knitting Row 1.

Neck Ribbing:

Row 1:
Sl1, K1, (P2, K2) 5x, P1, (K2, P2) 5x, K2
Row 2:
Sl1, P1, (K2, P2) 5x, K1, (P2, K2) 5x, P2

Alternate Rows 1 & 2 for 7 inches, ending after knitting Row 2.

Now you’re going to reverse the stitch patterns for the second half of the scarf as follows:

Stitch Pattern 4, 2 inches of Row 2, Row 1, 2 inches of Row 1, Row 2.
Stitch Pattern 2, Rows 1-15.
Stitch Pattern 3 – 2 repeats.
Stitch Pattern 2 – Rows 1-30.
Stitch Pattern 1 – 5 repeats.
BO loosely.

© 2006 YarnAngelKnits

You are welcome to make one copy for personal use. Please do not sell items made from this pattern.

Please send a scarf to the Red Scarf Project, http://www.orphan.org/!
Mail your scarf in January to:

Orphan Foundation of America
Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive, Unit 130
Sterling, VA 20166


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