Friday, February 6, 2009

Drop Stitch Scarf Pattern

I completed the drop stitch scarf that I was swatching for. After all the slight variations in swatches, I was concerned that I would not like the final pattern as much when it was widened to a scarf (since the length would not scale correspondingly). I am very happy with the final results.

Materials Required:
  • Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn – Forest Green Heather– two skeins (85 g/197 yds) or other worsted weight yarn. (You will not use all of both skeins, but depending on how conservative you are while cutting fringe strands, it helps to have extra!)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Size 6 knitting needles (or size to obtain desired tension).
  • Finished size: 6" x 5.5 feet (excluding fringe)
Gauge: Not critical for this project.

CO 31 sts
Row 1 – K across
Row 2 – K across
Row 3 – *P2tog, YO repeat from * to last stitch, P1
Row 4 – K across
Row 5 – K across
Row 6 - *K1, YOx3, repeat from * to last two stitches, K1, YO*5, K1 (The YO*5 helps keep the last stitch as loose as the previous ones in the row)
Row 7 – Knit across the row, dropping the YO’s.(When you have completed this row you may need to pull on the end of your scarf a bit to make sure things are lined up properly).
Repeat rows 1-7 until scarf reaches desired length. End and bind-off after a row 5.
There is no wrong side to this scarf. You should find that the sides for rows 3 and 6 alternate, this is intentional.
Block if necessary.
Fringe: Using a crochet hook, knot 3 strands of yarn through each of the YO's on the first (or last) row. Trim fringe to desired length.

This this pattern was created by ChemKnits for your personal or charity use. This pattern is not to be replicated, sold or redistributed without permission from ChemKnits. © 2009 ChemKnits

Note: I became a Lion Brand Affiliate in January 2018.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.