Chevronica Scarf

2016_03_25-01Chevronica Scarf

Yarn: Anything from a 2: Fine (5 ply) to a 5: Bulky (12 ply) weight yarn
Needles: Anything from a US 5 (3.75 mm) to a US 10 (6.0 mm)
Notions: 2 stitch markers

Be creative. Thin yarn on smaller needles makes it delicate, thin yarn on larger needles makes it lacy, bulky yarn on big needles makes it for winter. Swatch it and see how you like it. The example pictured is done with a 2: Fine (5 ply) yarn on a US 8 (5 mm) needle.

Pattern Stitch:
Row 1: K1, *p9, k1; rep from *.
Row 2: P1, *yo, k3, k3tog, k3, yo, p1; rep from *.
Row 3: K1, *p9, k1; rep from *.
Row 4: P1, *k1, yo, k2, K3tog, k2, yo, k1, p1; rep from *.
Row 5: K1, *p9, k1; rep from *.
Row 6: P1, *k2, yo, k1, K3tog, k1, yo, k2, p1; rep from *.
Row 7: K1, *p9, k1; rep from *.
Row 8: P1, *k3, yo, K3tog, yo, k3, p1; rep from *.

Beginning Border of Scarf:
Cast on 37
Rows 1-6 : Knit.
Place a marker after the first 3 stitches and before the last 3 stitches on the row to establish a 3-stitch garter stitch border. From here on to the ending border, always knit the first 3 and last 3 stitches of every row. The pattern stitch is worked over the 31 stitches between the markers.
Row 7: P1, * k9, p1; rep from *.
Row 8: K1* p9, k1; rep from *.

Work the pattern stitch as given above, repeating those 8 rows until the scarf has reached the desired length.

Ending Border of Scarf.:
Row 1: K1* p9, k1; rep from *.
Row 2: P1, * k9, p1; rep from *.
Rows 3-8 : Knit.
Bind off.

Variation:
The above pattern is itself a variant of the classic horseshoe lace stitch. I have varied it in two ways. I have replaced the “purl” on the odd numbered rows with “K1, p9” and I have replaced the “sl 1, k2tog, psso” with a “k3tog,” which makes it a little poochy at that point, but gives it an interesting texture and dimension, I think.

Here is a second variant where the “k3tog” is replaced by a “sl1, k1, pnso, psso” which takes the pooch out, and gives yet another interesting texture.

sl1, k1, pnso, psso – slip 1 stitch knitwise (sl 1) onto the right needle. Knit the next stitch (k1). Put the knitted stitch back onto the lefthand needle, and pass the next stitch to the left of it over the knitted stitch (pnso), put the knitted stitch back on the right hand needle and pass the slipped stitch over it (psso). Continue with the pattern.

This variant is knitted the same way with the garter stitch borders as the version above, but using the below as the pattern stitch.

Variant Pattern Stitch:
Row 1: K1, *p9, k1; rep from *.
Row 2: P1, *yo, k3, sl1, k1, pnso, psso, k3, yo, p1; rep from *.
Row 3: K1, *p9, k1; rep from *.
Row 4: P1, *k1, yo, k2 sl1, k1, pnso, psso, k2, yo, k1, p1; rep from *.
Row 5: K1, *p9, k1; rep from *.
Row 6: P1, *k2, yo, k1, sl1, k1, pnso, psso, k1, yo, k2, p1; rep from *.
Row 7: K1, *p9, k1; rep from *.
Row 8: P1, *k3, yo, sl1, k1, pnso, psso, yo, k3, p1; rep from *.

2016_03_29-02Here’s the variant version of this scarf done in Red Heart Gumdrop color Grape, “Medium 4”, 4 oz/113 g, 240 yds/187 m on a size US 10/6.0 mm

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