Asymmetrical Knit Scarf – Edison Park

With lightweight fabric and eyelet edges, this Asymmetrical Knit Scarf is equally at home running errands in jeans, or dressing up for a party. Wrap it for warmth, or for more dramatic flair, wear it draped over your shoulders with the long, tapered ends hanging down at the back.  You can even hang a small charm from the picot at the center!

Edison Park asymmetrical knit scarf - a free knitting pattern on Stitches n Scraps

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Designed by Request

Several of you loved my Norwood Park pattern and asked for this knit version. Edison Park features the same, asymmetrical, V shape. It uses a lighter weight yarn, but the dense garter stitch makes it just as cozy.

Norwood Park - A free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

Beginner Friendly Design

It may look more complex, but this garter stitch design is mainly just knit stitches! Basic decreases and yarn overs give it the asymmetrical shape. If you can knit, you can make this scarf!

Candy Skein Yarn

I made this asymmetrical knit scarf with 1 skein of Candy Skein Fingering Weight yarn, which I received for free from Global Backyard Industries for this design. The merino and nylon blend is lightweight, while still being remarkably warm. The speckled colorway adds visual depth and dimension for a rich textural look.


Materials:

Project Level:

Easy – mostly garter stitch, with basic decreases and yarn overs, plus one picot.

Size:

Approximately 7.5 inches wide at widest point, and 85 inches long from tip to tip.

Schematic for Edison Park asymmetrical scarf on Stitches n Scraps

Gauge:

22 sts x 40 rows = 4″ in garter stitch, after blocking. Exact gauge is not critical but will affect the amount of yarn needed.

Abbreviations used:

k = knit
p = purl
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 together
ssk = slip slip knit
st(s) = stitch(es)
RS = right side
WS = wrong side

Special Stitch – Picot

Cast on 2 stitches, using the knitted cast on. Bind off two stitches: K 1, (k 1, pass previous st over) twice. This creates a small, decorative loop.

Knit picot - Stitches n Scraps

Instructions:

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Section 1 (Increasing):

Cast on 3

Row 1 (WS): K

Row 2 (RS): (K 1, yo) twice, k 1. (5 sts)

Rows 3-7: K

Row 8: K 1, k2tog, (yo, k 1) twice. (6 sts)

Rows 9-13: K

Row 14: K 1, k2tog, yo, k across to last st, yo, k 1. (7 sts)

Rows 15 – 212: Repeat rows 9-14 33 more times. (40 sts)

You should have 36 yarn overs along each edge in this section. 

Section 2 (Shifting down):

Row 213-217: K

Row 218: K 1, k2tog, yo, ssk, k across to last st, yo, k 1. (40 sts)

Rows 219 – 392: Repeat rows 213-218 29 more times.

Rows 393-394: K

Row 395: Picot, k across. (40 sts)

Row 396-397: K

You should have 30 yarn overs along each edge in this section. 

Section 3 (Shifting up):

Row 398: K 2, yo, k across to last 5 sts, k2tog twice, yo, k 1. (40 sts)

Row 399-403: K

Rows 404-637: Repeat rows 398-403 39 more times.

You should have 40 yarn overs along each edge in this section. 

Section 4 (Decreasing):

Row 638: K 1, k2tog yo, k across to last 5 sts, k2tog twice, yo, k 1. (39 sts)

Row 639-643: K

Rows 644-829: Repeat rows 638-643 31 more times. (8 sts)

Row 830: K 1, k2tog, yo, k2tog twice, yo, k 1. (7 sts)

Rows 831-835: K

Row 836: K1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k 1. (7 sts)

Row 837: K 2, k2tog, k 3. (6 sts)

Rows 838-841: K

Row 842: K1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k 1. (6 sts)

Row 843: K 2, k2tog, k 2. (5 sts)

Row 844: K 1, k2tog twice. (3 sts)

You should have 35 yarn overs along each edge in this section.

Finishing: 

Bind off all stitches

Weave in ends

Wash and block.

Chart:

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