Friday, September 08, 2006

"His scarf" the cashmere one!

"His (Birthday) scarf"

Finished size: about 7" wide and 54" long (after lightly blocking)

Yarn: Artyarns Cashmere5, 100% 5-stranded cashmere, 3 balls 50 gr each or 306 yds. color#247 (light grey)

Needles: 4mm needles or US # 6

Gauge: 6 sts/inch and 7 rows/inch (for scarf not that important)

Note: The Artyarns Cashmere5 calls for US # 8 (4.5 sts/inch) but I'm a loose knitter so I've used # 6. I liked the texture of the finished fabric.

Note: you might want to use markers to place for seed stitch border on both sides

Stitch pattern found in the book "Folk Shawls" by Cheryl Oberle

Seed stitch: (even number of sts)
row 1: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end.
row2: *P1, K1: repeat from * to end.
repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern.

Pattern stitch ( a multiple of 14 sts plus 2)

rows 1, 3 and 5: K2,*(p1,k1) 2 times, p1, k2; repeat from *.
rows 2, 4 and 6: * P3,(k1, p1) 2 times; repeat from *, end last repeat p3 instead of p1.
row 7: K2, * p12, k2; repeat from *.
row 8: Knit the knits and purl the purls as they appear.
row 9: knit.
rows 10, 12, and 14: *P2, (k1, p1) 2 times, k1; repeat from *, end p2.
rows 11, 13, and 15: K2, *(k1,p1) 2 times, k3; repeat from *.
row 16: K2 *K5, p2, k7); repeat from *.
row 17: Knit the knits and purl the purls as they appear.
row 18: Purl.
repeat rows 1-18 for pattern.

Cast on 44 sts.
Work 7 rows seed stitch. Maintain the seed stitch borders, (place markers) on the first and last 7 sts of each row. The main pattern is worked on the 30 sts in between the markers.

Repeat the main pattern-repeat 19 times.
Work 7 rows seed stitch and bind off.

Weave in ends and block lightly.

Have fun knitting! (and send me a picture of your finished scarf) ;o)

This is a free pattern for personal use only. You can share it with friends for non commercial use. Do not reprint in books or magazines without my permission.
Monika Steinbauer;


wollsocke said...

hallo monika,
mir gefällt der schal supergut und das wäre sicher auch was für meinen mann....hast du vielleicht auch eine strickschrift....wenn nicht müsste ich mir selbst eine malen....viele grüße

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Hello Monika...lovely, lovely work. Please, would you consider allowing Fiber Femmes to publish some of your patterns? You retain all copyright and get links to your blog and business site, if applicable.

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Thanks for your consideration.

Village Books said...

This is lovely!

Tanuhr said...

Hello Monika!
I knit this scarf now and have a question: did you use a binding? And which one?
Thank you!

mmorris said...

Really lovely!

mmorris said...

Hi Monica: The scarf is lovely. Great job!! :)

María Angel said...

You only use knit and purl, I am so happy ^_^

Unknown said...

hehey Monika! greetings from Russia! nice scarf, thanx for the idea, my boyfriend is happy to wear it. and it was pleasure for me to knit. actually i i had not knitted for like 8 years

susannalie said...

hallo monika,
bin gerade auf deinen blog gestossen. ganz weg von deinen kreationen!!!
keep it up!

Jim P. said...

Yeah - mine looks NOTHING like that so far... but we'll see. I love it, and it's my first knitting project.

Rani said...

Working on this scarf, but I probably should have used a lighter colored yarn; it's extremely hard to see which stitches are knit and which are purled. Would it be too hard to modify the pattern to tell which stitches should be knit and which should be purled on those rows where you say to "knit the knitted stitches and purl the purled stitches"? Thanks a bunch.

Bene said...

I think there's a mistake in the pattern. Row 16 should be *k7, p2, k12, p2, k7*

llagin said...

can this be made in to a crib blanket? does anyone know how the pattern would be modified to do this?

Heather said...

LLagin, You would keep the border stitches the same and increase the center part to the width you wanted. If the center pattern is, for example, a 20 stitch repeat, you could add 20, 40 60 stitches, etc to get the width you prefer.

Bibounette23 said...


Thanks for this pattern, I've used it for my scarf. I've a blog and put a link to your pattern, if you want to have a look (…i-pour-changer/ ‎)
Sorry, I'm french, so it's in French!
Have a nice day

Unknown said...

Hello, Just knitting your scarf now. Loving the pattern that just pops up out of no wear. Easy knit for Christmas presents. I know I will get family orders to knit this again.

Anonymous said...

I am making this with Madeline Tosh Pashmina yarn (merino,silk,cashmere) and many people have asked for the pattern. I made mine wider, I think 72 stitches in a row. You just cant believe how many people love this work!

Lilac - Like The Flower said...

Hi there! I made the scarf, and it is a beautiful pattern. However, Bene's comment, above, is right - the pattern has an error. It may make sense to fix the original, for future knitters!