Morning Surf Scarf

Morning Surf Scarf
Morning Surf Scarf

Knitting Patterns - Morning Surf Scarf

This beautiful and intricate scarf knit pattern was Kindly contributed by Designer: Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer of HeartStrings Fiber Arts.

© 1998 Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer. All Rights Reserved

This pattern easily adapts to any type yarn and scarf size. You can adjust the cast on stitch count up or down by increments of 10 for a wider or narrower scarf. Also, use whatever needle size that gives you a drapery fabric without being sloppy. Here are some guidelines:

Yarn size (wraps per inch)

Suggested needle size (US) Suggested # of stitches 16 - 18 2 or 3 76 13 - 15 5 or 6 66 10 - 12 8 or 9 56

I recommend using straight needles. If you use circular, you may have difficulty in sliding the multiple yarn overs from the flexible connector back onto the needle area. Scarf pictured was knit with 3 oz of 2-ply bombyx silk/merino blend on size 2 US needles, for a finished size of 11" by 48".

Abbreviations:

  • k - knit
  • p - purl
  • rep - repeat
  • st(s) - stitch(es)
  • yo - yarn over
  • yo 2 times - bring yarn between needles to front, wrap completely around needle once, bring over needle once more for second yo and ready to knit next st (there will be 2 extra loops on the needle)
  • yo 3 times - bring yarn between needles to front, wrap completely around needle twice, bring over needle once more for third yo and ready to knit next st (there will be 3 extra loops on the needle)
  • yo 4 times - bring yarn between needles to front, wrap completely around needle three times, bring over needle once more for fourth yo and ready to knit next st (there will be 4 extra loops on the needle)

Instructions: Cast on 76 sts loosely (or multiple of 10 sts + 6 sts) Knit 2 rows. Rows 1-2: Knit. Row 3: * k6, yo 2 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 4 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 2 times, rep from * to last 6 sts, k6. Row 4: Knit, dropping the extra loops from the yo's of previous row off needle as you come to them. (Be careful not to drop the other sts!) After completing row, tug gently on sts below needle to distribute the yarn from the dropped loops downward. Row 5: Knit. Row 6: Purl. Rows 7 - 8: Knit. Row 9: * k1, yo 2 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 4 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 2 times, k5, rep, from * to last 6 sts, k1, yo 2 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 4 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 2 times, k1. Row 10: Knit, dropping the extra loops from the yo's of previous row off needle as you come to them. (Be careful not to drop the other sts!) After completing row, tug gently on sts below needle to distribute the yarn from the dropped loops downward. Row 11: Knit. Row 12: Purl. Rep rows 1 - 12 until length desired (or close to your yarn running out!) ending with row 5 or 11. Knit 2 rows. Bind off loosely. Weave in ends invisibly. Wash and block according to your yarn's care instructions.

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