Monday, October 15, 2012

The Hollenhorst Scarf

I was in a knitting funk last week so I decided to pull out my one precious skein of handspun and give it a go.  I figured, if nothing else, I'd at least enjoy playing with the yarn.  In the end, I loved the scarf I made!  Here is the pattern in case you'd like one, too!  It took one 4oz skein of handspun BFL.  It appeared to have been spun to about a worsted/light worsted weight.  The pattern is flexible, though, as it's a SCARF.  Anything DK through worsted would work.  

It couldn't be simpler.  Really.  Try it!
Yarn:
4oz of handspun, worsted/DK weight

Needles:
size 7 (I used size 5s, but I tend to knit loose and require needles 2 sizes smaller than others.)

Gauge:
Use needles sized to reach a gauge that you like.  My scarf, after blocking, is about 5" across

Cast on edge:
CO 21
Row 1: K all stitches
Row 2-6: sl1 stitch  purlwise wyif, K to end

Body of scarf:
Set A:
row 1: Sl1, k1, (ssk yo) four times, k11
row 2: Sl1, K10, P7, K3
Rep rows 1 and 2 three more times for a total of 4 times.

Set B:
Row 1: Sl1, k10, (yo k2tog) four times, k2
Row 2: Sl1, k2, p7, k11
Rep rows 1 and 2 three more times for a total of 4 times.

Repeat sets A and B until almost out of yarn. Make sure to end with a full Set, but it doesn't matter whether you end on Set A or Set B.  I think I left about 2-3 yards before beginning the bind off edge and had yarn left over after finishing.

Bind off edge:
Knit 6 rows of garter st.
BO purlwise.
Weave in ends and block. 







9 comments:

Midwifemama said...

I don't normally comment on knitting patterns, although I am continually browsing the internet for them, and always have a work or two in progress. I love this scarf! I plan to make at least one! Thank you so much for the pattern!

TheCraftyQueen said...

You are most welcome! It was such an honest treat to knit that I had to share it.

Heather said...

I made a scarf in this pattern for my son for his birthday. I love the way it came out! Thank you so much for sharing.

MarlisB said...

I am so confused! I love the pattern but I don't get it. Does A go all across or met B halfway?

MarlisB said...

Never mind. I figured it out. Simple really, if I were just to pay better attention. I pinned it too. Such a lovely and easy pattern!

Anonymous said...

If I want to make the scarf wider what is the stitch count?

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