"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; email@example.com