Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lucky 13 Reversible Scarf

We're back from our amazing trip to New Zealand and Australia! More on that later...

This pattern is for a scarf I named Lucky 13 because of it's 13 row pattern. I came up with this scarf pattern while trying to figure out a way to make a reversable rib that wouldn't curl up along the whole edge. This solution creates a bit of a scalloped edge, but I love the way the overall texture turned out.

I used GGH's "Bel Air" yarn. This yarn is super soft and is made in Italy from 90% Merino and 10% Nylon. The color selection is great, with some subtle shades and other brights. I used 3 balls, but you could probably get away with 2 if you made a shorter scarf. Check out the yarn here:

Essentially this scarf follows the Cartridge Rib pattern found in Vogue Knitting Stitchionary, but with Seed Stitch rows mixed in to make it reversible.
Using #10 needles, cast on 32 stitches.

Rows 1-5 ~ Seed Stitch (K1, P1 for border)
The rest of the scarf is as follows:

Row 1 ~ K3, *P1, K4* end K3
Row 2 ~ *P2, K3* end P2
Repeat for 10 rows.

3 Rows ~ Seed Stitch (K1, P1)

Repeat until desired length. Finish with 5 Rows of Seed Stitch and bind off.

I added fringe on mine, although it is optional. Enjoy!