Take a stroll down a winding, cobblestone lane on a crisp spring day, and see what adventures you can find. There’s still a bit of a chill in the air, so don’t forget your scarf!
A chunky, diagonal rib stitch meanders back and forth, broken by bumpy rows of seed stitch. Bold stripes in neutral shades make this a great, unisex design.
Finishing Touches KAL
I designed this pattern for the Finishing Touches KAL. This year long event is broken into 4 sections, the first of which is neckwear. We have great prizes for each of the 4 sections, thanks to our generous sponsors. See all the details, including the giveaway entry information and links to the other patterns, in the main KAL post on Underground Crafter. Be sure to join in all the fun on the KAL Corner Knitting Facebook group too.
Color Made Easy
Lion Brand sent me some of their new Color Made Easy yarn for free, to make this design. It’s a superbly soft, squishy, cozy yarn. The bulky weight means it knits up fast too. If neutrals aren’t your thing, Lion Brand has you covered. Color Made Easy comes in lots of bright, bold shades as well!
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- Lion Brand Color Made Easy Yarn
- 240 yds of #150 Basalt (A)
- 75 yds of #151 Smoky Quartz (B)
- Size 10.5 (6.5mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn needle
Easy – All knits and purls, with some color changes.
9.5 inches x 58 inches. The stitch pattern will curl at the edges, and the scarf is extra wide to accommodate that curling.
13 sts x 16 rows = 4 inches in seed stitch. Use pattern as gauge – after row scarf should measure 9.5 x 5 inches.
- k = knit
- p = purl
- sl = slip purlwise with yarn in front
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- RS = Right Side
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Cast on 32 stitches with B. (Multiple of 6 + 2).
I recommend the alternating cable cast on (also called a seed stitch cast on).
Row 1 (RS): (P 1, k 1) across.
Row 2: Sl 1, (p 1, k 1) across to last st, k 1.
Row 3: Sl 1, (k 1, p 1) across to last st, k 1.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2. Change to A. Cut B, leaving a tail to weave in later.
Right Diagonal Rib
Row 5: With A, sl 1, k across.
Row 6: Sl 1, (k 2, p 4) across to last st, k 1.
Row 7: Sl 1, (k 4, p 2) across to last st, k 1.
Rows 8-10: Repeat rows 6 & 7, then repeat row 6 once more.
Row 11: Sl 1, k 2, (p 2, k 4) across to last 5 sts, p 2, k 3.
Row 12: Sl 1, p 2, (k 2, p 4) across to last 5 sts, k 2, p 2, k 1.
Rows 13-15: Repeat rows 11 & 12, then repeat row 11 once more.
Row 16: Sl 1, (p 4, k 2) across to last st, k 1.
Row 17: Sl 1, (p 2, k 4) across to last st, k 1.
Rows 18-20: Repeat rows 16 & 17, then repeat row 16 once more. Change to B. Cut A, leaving a tail to weave in later.
Row 21: With B, sl 1, k across.
Row 22-24: Repeat rows 2-4
Left Diagonal Rib
Rows 25-30: Repeat rows 5-10.
Row 31: Sl 1, (p 2, k 4) across to last st, k 1.
Row 32: Sl 1, (p 4, k 2) across to last st, k 1.
Rows 33-35: Repeat rows 31-32, then repeat row 31 once more.
Row 36: Sl 1, p 2, (k 2, p 4) across to last 5 sts, k 2, p 2, k 1.
Row 37: Sl 1, k 2, (p 2, k 4) across to last 5 sts, p 2, k 3.
Rows 38-40: Repeat rows 36-37, then repeat row 36 once more. Change to B. Cut A, leaving a tail to weave in later.
Remainder of Scarf
Row 41: With B, sl 1, k across.
Rows 42-281: Repeat rows 2-41 six times,
Rows 282-284: Repeat rows 2-4 but do not cut or change yarn.
Bind off all stitches.
Weave in all ends.
Wash and block – blocking is important to open up the ribbing pattern.
I hope you enjoy the pattern. Thanks to Carie Carolyn for helping me name it!
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