Friday, May 23, 2008

Free Scarf Pattern

I was talking the other day with my sister and a cousin about my grandma. She is in her 80's and has lived alone for the last 15 plus years since my grandpa died of a heart attack. She is the mother of 6 and grandma to close to 25 plus now great-grand kids. She manages to send the great-grand kids birthday cards and some money still. Grandma walks almost everyday and still does lots of gardening. I missed a fun weekend helping her out with spring clean up and projects around her house. So I thought I should make her something, plus I don't see her as much as I should. What do you make someone who doesn't need much?

A scarf, of course! This summery scarf can be thrown on over a blouse to dress it up or keep you warm on those cooler nights in the spring. Since I thought up the pattern myself I thought I would offer it to you all, free.

Grandma's Scarf

Gauge is about 4sts to in and 3 rows per inch on size 10 US needles.

Yarn is Rowan Natural Silk Aran 2 balls
50g, 71 yards
Color Natural and Flax.

Cast on 25 sts.

Work 2 rows garter stitch.

Pattern repeat

(RS)Row 1- K2 *(YO, K2Tog, K2) repeat from * to last to stitches, K2

(WS)Row 2 and all even rows K2, Purl to last 2 sts, K2

(RS)Row 3- K across

Row 5- K2 *(K2, YO, K2Tog) repeat from * to last 2 stitches K2

Row 7- Knit across

Row 8- As for WS of work like Row 2

Repeat these 8 pattern stitches until desired length.
End with 2 rows Knit.

I changed colors after about 4 repeats because I had 2 skeins of different colors.

I hope you like the pattern, its nothing fancy but I thought it was a fun quick knit. Enjoy!


Brita said...

Nice scarf. I'm teaching Sarah to knit. We will need some easy patterns for her if you know where we can look.

Cassie said...

Very cute pattern! Thanks for sharing!

Naomi said...


Rani said...

I LOVE IT! It's gorgeous - your talents continue to amaze . . .

Alice Natayliah said...

Casting on 25 stitches makes the scarf add extra stitches. Its better to castt on a mutliple of 4, or there are too many yo's
Its a pretty awesome pattern though!