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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Two Diagonal Scarves - Flora

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This is Part 2 in a series on Two Diagonal Scarves - Miles and Flora.
The full series is Part 1 and Part 2.

Scroll down further for outlines on how to knit the Flora Scarf.


Flora Scarf

Pattern: Flora Scarf (pseudo pattern below)
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease, Blue Mist, 3 balls
Needles: 5 mm (US8)

This is Part 2 in my series of Diagonal Scarves. I actually picked out 4 diagonal patterns I wanted to knit, three knit/purl types and one cable pattern. However I managed to limit this to only two two. The Flora Scarf is the second diagonal scarf, based on the Steep Diagonal Rib from BW2. Like the Miles Scarf, it is easy mindless knitting. Flora is actually easier to knit than Miles because once you get a row started, you are merely doing K3 P3 ribbing. This scarf is completely reversible, and it is suitable for a man. It would be lovely knit up in a better quality yarn than the one I used.

See? I'm not limited to knitting cable scarves. I have a couple of other easy knit/purl type scarves too: Asherton Reversible Scarf; Winterbourne Scarf; Seeded Rib Reversible Scarf; Pythagorean Reversible Scarf.

I like this blue yarn much more than the mushroom colored yarn I used in the Miles Scarf. This blue one has the normal feel of Wool-Ease.

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Flora Scarf, close up
Note: Pattern corrected on 9/18/2008.



FLORA SCARF
© Designed by S.M. Kahn, April 2008
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YARN, NEEDLE & GAUGE:

Lion Brand Wool-Ease (worsted weight yarn), about 400 to 500 yards (more if you want a longer scarf)

5.0 mm (US8)

Guage is not critical. Use a needle size appropriate for the yarn you are using. Thicker yarn & larger needles will give you a larger scarf. Thinner yarn & smaller needles will give you a smaller scarf.

NOTES:

K = Knit

P = Purl

Wrong side even numbered rows can be read as: Work stitches as they present themselves. Viz. knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches.


PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS:

Cast on 42 stitches.

Knit 4 rows.

Row 1: K3, * K3, P3 *, K3
Row 2: K3, * K3, P3 *, K3
Row 3: K5, * P3, K3 *, P3, K4
Row 4: K3, P1, * K3, P3 *, K3, P2, K3
Row 5: K4, * P3, K3 *, P3, K5
Row 6: K3, P2, * K3, P3 *, K3, P1, K3
Row 7: K3, * P3, K3 *, K3
Row 8: K3, * P3, K3 *, K3
Row 9: K3, P2, * K3, P3 *, K3, P1, K3
Row 10: K4, * P3, K3 *, P3, K5
Row 11: K3, P1, * K3, P3 *, K3, P2, K3
Row 12: K5, * P3, K3 *, P3, K4

Repeat rows 1 to 12 for pattern.

Knit 4 rows.

Bind off. Weave in ends.


Stitches used in this scarf include:
Garter Stitch, BW 1 pg 10
Steep Diagonal Rib, BW2 pg 5


This is Part 2 in a series on Two Diagonal Scarves - Miles and Flora.
The full series is Part 1 and Part 2.

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3 stitch(es):

Rachel said...

How DO you get those patterns up so quickly? You must be a really fast knitter. Lovely scarf, as always!

Angela said...

What a lovely scarf! I'm making one for my mom right now. I don't understand the pattern, though -- it seems as if the count is off in places (like row 3). Are there supposed to be increases in the pattern?

smariek said...

Angela, Thanks for spotting that typo! Row 3 should read: K5, * P3, K3 *, P3, K4. I've corrected it above.