6666 Scarf

Red barn from the 6666 Ranch at the National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas

This scarf is named after the 6666 Ranch (a.k.a. Four Sixes Ranch), a historic 458,000 acre ranch in Texas.  The main  ranch is located near the town of Guthrie in King County, Texas and the main ranch house is off U.S. Highway 82. The Dixon Creek section is located in Carson and Hutchinson Counties. The ranch was established by Captain Samuel Burk Burnett in 1900 with land he purchased from the Louisville Land and Cattle Company.  According to legend, the ranch got its name because Burk Burnett won the land in a poker game with four sixes. However, he and his descendants maintain that  the name comes from the first herd of cattle he raised on the ranch, which was branded ‘6666.’

6666 Scarf

Materials:
Yarn: 4:Medium, 3:Light or 2:Fine weight yarn (knitting worsted on size US10(6.0 mm) makes a scarf approximately 54 inches in length) SWATCH!
Needles: US size 11(8.0 mm) to US size 6(4.0 mm)
Notions: Two stitch markers.

Your yarn choices and needle size choices will dictate whether you will end up with a wide winter scarf or a light lacy accessory. FYI, Rows 15-24 are rows 1-12 in reverse order with rows 13 and 14 as the center point. SWATCH!

Cast on 35 by long tail method.
Border:
As you cast on, place stitch markers after the 5th stitch and after the 30th stitch for the garter stitch border. Knit the first 5 and last 5 stitches on every row.

Pattern Stitch
The pattern stitch is worked on the 25 stitches between the markers:
Row 1: *K1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, K1.
Row 2: Purl.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 six times.
Row 3: *K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, repeat from * until 1 stitches remains, K1.
Row 4: Purl.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 six times.
Row 5: *P1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, p1.
Row 6: Purl.
Repeat rows 5 and 6 six times
Row 7: *P1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, p1.
Row 8: Purl.
Repeat rows 7 and 8 six times.
Row 9: *P1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, p1.
Row 10: *k1, p5, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat rows 9 and 10 six times
Row 11: *P1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, p1.
Row 12: *k1, p5, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat rows 11 and 12 six times.
Row 13: *K1, ssk, yo, p1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, K1.
Row 14: P3, *k1, p5, repeat from * until 4 stitches remain, k1, p3.
Repeat Rows 13 and 14 six times
Row 15: *P1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, p1.
Row 16: *k1, p5, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat rows 15 and 16 six times
Row 17: *P1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, p1.
Row 18: Purl.
Repeat rows 17 and 18 six times.
Row 19: *P1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, p1.
Row 20: Purl.
Repeat rows 19 and 20 six times
Row 21: *K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, repeat from * until 1 stitches remains, K1.
Row 22: Purl.
Repeat rows 21 and 22 six times.
Row 23: *K1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, K1.
Row 24: Purl.
Repeat rows 23 and 24 five times.
Row 25: *K1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, repeat from * until 1 stitch remains, K1.
Row 26: bind off purlwise.

Variations:
The stitch pattern is in multiples of 6 + 1.
Cast on 19 and knit only the pattern stitch without the borders for a narrower scarf.
Cast on 29 and work for a narrower scarf
Cast on 87 and work for a rectangular shawl.
Cast on 107 in fine baby yarn on US size 8 (5.0 mm) and work for a baby afghan.

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Diagonal Dance Scarf

2016_05_29-01Diagonal Dance Scarf, Single Stitch Edging

Materials:
Yarn: 1 skein Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, Medium (4), 3.5 oz/100 g, 270 yds/246 mm, color Tidal.
Needles: U.S. size 10(6.0 mm) 29-inch circular needles.

Cast on 32 stitches

Beginning and Ending Edging:
Beginning Edging: Knit 6 rows.
Ending edging, knit rows 1-5, then bind off knitwise.

Body of Scarf:
Row 1 (RS): K1, *K2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * until 1 stitch left, K1.
Row 2: P32.
Row 3: K2, *k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 6 sts, k2tog, yo, k4.
Row 4: P32.
Row 5: K1,*K2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * until 1 stitch left, K1.
Row 6: P32.
Row 7: K2, *k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, k2tog, yo, k2.
Row 8: P32.
Row 9: K1, *K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * until 1 stitch left, K1.
Row 10: P32.
Row 11: K1, *K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * until 1 stitch left, K1.
Row 12: P32.

Repeat Rows 1 – 12 for pattern.

Hint: Always count your purl stitches on the even numbered rows. This is a quick way to double check and make sure you didn’t leave out a yarn over or otherwise mess up on the previous row.

Variations:

2016_05_28-01Diagonal Dance Scarf, Ribbed Edging

Materials:
Yarn: 1 skein Medium (4), 3.5 oz/100 g, 270 yds/246 mm of a wool or wool blend that can be blocked.
Needles: U.S. size 10(6.0 mm) 29-inch circular needles.
Notions: Two stitch markers

Cast on 40 stitches.
Place a marker after the first 5 stitches and before the last 5 stitches on the row.

2016_05_24-02Beginning and Ending Edging:
Row 1: K1, p1, K1, p1, k32, p1, K1, p1, k1.
Row 2: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1 k30, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Row 3: K1, p1, K1, p1, k32, p1, K1, p1, k1.
Row 4: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1 k30, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Row 5: K1, p1, K1, p1, k32, p1, K1, p1, k1.
Row 6: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1 k30, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.

For beginning edging, knit rows 1-6, then proceed to pattern stitch.
For ending edging, knit rows 1-6, then bind off.

Ribbed Side Edging:
On odd numbered rows: Work the first 5 and last 5 stitches on each row as: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1
On even numbered rows: Work the first 5 and last 5 stitches on each row as: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1.

Pattern Stitch:
Worked over the 30 stitches between the markers:

Row 1 (RS): *K2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: P30.
Row 3: K1, *k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k3.
Row 4: P30.
Row 5: *K2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end.
Row 6: P30.
Row 7: K1, *k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 8: P30
Row 9: *K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end.
Row 10: P30.
Row 11: *K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 12: P30.

Repeat Rows 1 – 12 for pattern.

Hint: Always count your purl stitches on the even numbered pattern rows. This is a quick way to double check and make sure you didn’t leave out a yarn over or otherwise mess up on the previous row.

Diagonal Dance Scarf, Garter Stitch Edging

Materials:
Yarn: 1 skein Medium (4), 3.5 oz/100 g, 270 yds/246 mm of a wool or wool blend that can be blocked.
Needles: U.S. size 10(6.0 mm) 29-inch circular needles.
Notions: Two stitch markers

Cast on 36 stitches
Place a marker after the first 3 and before the last 3 stitches on the row.

Beginning and Ending Edging:
For beginning Edging Knit 6 rows.
For ending edging, knit 6 rows, then bind off.

Side Edging:
Knit the first 3 and last 3 stitches on every row.

Pattern Stitch:
Worked over the 30 stitches between the markers:

Row 1 (RS): *K2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: P30.
Row 3: K1, *k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k3.
Row 4: P30.
Row 5: *K2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end.
Row 6: P30.
Row 7: K1, *k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k2, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 8: P30
Row 9: *K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end.
Row 10: P30.
Row 11: *K1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 12: P30.

Repeat Rows 1 – 12 for pattern.

Hint: Always count your purl stitches on the even numbered pattern rows. This is a quick way to double check and make sure you didn’t leave out a yarn over or otherwise mess up on the previous row.

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

Threepers Creepers Purlie Shawlette

2015_12_08-03Threepers Creepers Purlie Shawlette

This solves the fierce curling problem of the stockinette version, by using garter stitch in the “field,” but if you hate purling, this is not the pattern for you.  Depending on the yarn you use, you may can get away with not blocking the piece at all.

Materials:
1 skein Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour “Fine 2” 1.75 oz/50 g, 202 yard/185 m, color Moonstone
Size 8/5.0 mm circular needles

IMG_0011Body:
Cast on 3 stitches using either long tail cast on or cable cast on.
Row 1. K1, yo, k1, yo, k1. (5)
Row 2. Purl
Row 3. K1, yo, K1, yo, k1, k2tog. (6)
Row 4, Purl
Row 5. K1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo k2tog. (7)
Row 6. Purl.
Row 7. (K1, yo) 3 times, k2tog, yo, k2tog. (9)
Row 8. Purl.
Row 9. (K1, yo) 3 times, K2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog. (11)
Row 10. Purl.
Row 11. (K1, yo) 3 times, k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog (13)
Row 12. Purl.
Row 13. (K1, yo) 3 times, k2tog, purl until 6 stitches remain, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, K2tog
Row 14. Purl.
Repeat rows 13 and 14 until the piece is large enough to suit. Make sure you end on a row with an even number of stitches. With right side facing:

Finishing:
Row 1: *(K2tog, yo) repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *(K2tog, yo), repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5. Bind off knitwise.

 

2015_12_08-012015_12_08-06Same pattern, different yarn:

1 Skein Red Heart Gumdrop color Grape, “Medium 4”, 4 oz/113 g, 240 yds/187 m  on a size US 6/4.0 mm

Threepers Creepers Stockinette Shawlette

2015_10_04-03Threepers Creepers Shawlette

I decided to write a pattern for one of those asymmetrical shawlettes or scarflets that are all the rage now.  This is a good intro to basic lace work.  The shawlette has openwork edges, and a stockinette body.  Once you’ve done the first 12 rows and established the borders, it’s just a two row pattern repeat until the finishing bit.  It looks a lot more complicated than it actually is.  This is a good take-along to knit while you wait, in the car, etc.

Materials (For the piece shown in picture):
1 skein Red Heart “Gumdrop” worsted (4) weight, 4 oz/113 g, 204 yds/187 m, Color: Grape
Circular needle: US size 5/3.75 mm

Cast on 3 stitches using either long tail cast on or cable cast on.
Row 1. K1, yo, k1, yo, k1. (5)
Row 2. Purl
Row 3. K1, yo, K1, yo, k1, k2tog. (6)
Row 4, Purl
Row 5. K1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo k2tog. (7)
Row 6. Purl.
Row 7. (K1, yo) 3 times, k2tog, yo, k2tog. (9)
Row 8. Purl.
Row 9. (K1, yo) 3 times, K2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog. (11)
Row 10. Purl.
Row 11. (K1, yo) 3 times, k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog (13)
Row 12. Purl.
Row 13. (K1, yo) 3 times, k2tog, knit until 6 stitches remain, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, K2tog
Row 14. Purl.

Repeat rows 13 and 14 until the piece is large enough to suit. Make sure you end on a row with an even number of stitches.

Finishing:
With right side facing:
Row 1: *K2tog, yo, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: *K2tog, yo, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5. Bind off knitwise.

Block as required.

Note:  You can use a finer weight of yarn and larger needles for a lacy effect, or large needles and a bulkier yarn for a different effect.  However, you’ll need to work out some kind of estimate of how much yarn you’ll need.  Better to buy too much than not enough. . .

Abbreviations:
yo – yarn over
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together.
() – parentheses. Repeat the stitches between the parentheses the stated number of times.

Marianna’s Meadow Sweet Dress

2015_04_22-01Marianna’s Meadow Sweet Baby Dress

To fit a baby of around 3 months
DK weight yarn 90g
US size #6/4.0 mm 24-inch circular knitting needle
2 small buttons

Matching baby bonnet is here
Matching baby booties are here:

Note: This pattern is from Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days.  I have modified it to be “no sew” (the skirt is worked in the round), and so that it uses American knitting abbreviations.

Cast on 68sts
1st Row: S1, k7, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k9
2nd Row: S1, knit to end
3rd Row: S1, yo, k2tog (buttonhole), k6, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k10
4th Row: S1, knit to end
5th Row: S1, k9, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k15, kfb, k1, kfb, k11
6th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
7th Row: S1, k10, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k12
8th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
9th Row: S1, k11, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k19, kfb, k1, kfb, k13
10th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
11th Row: S1, k12, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k21, kfb, k1, kfb, k14
12th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
13th Row: S1, k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k23, kfb, k1, kfb, k15
14th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
15th Row: S1, k14, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k25, kfb, k1, kfb, k16
16th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
17th Row: S1, yo, k2tog (buttonhole), k13, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k27, kfb, k1, kfb, k17
18th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
19th Row: S1, k16, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k35, kfb, k1, kfb, k29, kfb, k1, kfb, k18
20th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
21st Row: S1, k17, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k37, kfb, k1, kfb, k31, kfb, k1, kfb, k19
22nd Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
23rd Row: S1, k18, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k39, kfb, k1, kfb, k33, kfb, k1, kfb, k20
24th Row: S1, k2, purl to last 3sts, k3
25th Row: S1, knit to end (164sts)
26th Row: S1, k2, p20, k36, p46, k36, p20, k3
Repeat last 2 rows once more
29th Row: S1, knit to end
30th Row: S1, k2, p20, cast off 36sts knitwise, p45, cast off 36sts knitwise, p19, k3
31st Row: S1, knit across row. (23sts for back, 46sts for front, 23sts for back = 92 sts)

2015_05_05-01

From this point, the garment will be worked in the round. With the wrong side facing you, slip the last three stitches of the row (the garter stitch edging) off onto a holding needle. Bring the stitches on the holding needle around and align them with the 3-stitch garter stitch edge at the beginning of the row so that they overlap (see below), making sure that the edge with the button holes is on top and the edge without the button holes is underneath. Slip stitches one at a time onto the right-hand needle alternately from the left hand needle and the holding needle until all six stitches have been transferred over to the left-hand needle.

Place a row marker. This joins the work for knitting in the round with the right side of the garment on the outside and the wrong side on the inside.

32nd Row: Working in the round, knit until there are six stitches left on the needle. K2tog three times. (89 sts)
33rd Row: *(Kfb, k1) repeat from * to last 3 stitches on the needle. Kfb, K2tog. (132 sts)
34th Row: Knit.

Skirt:
1st Row: Knit
2nd Row: Knit
3rd Row: *K2tog, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end.
4th Row: Purl
Repeat rows 1-4 until the dress is the length desired.

Finishing the Skirt:
1st Row: Knit.
2nd Row: Purl.
3rd Row: Knit.
4th Row: Purl.
Cast off knitwise – loosely – (if you find it difficult to do this – use a larger size needle)
Darn away ends
Sew on buttons

Add a little crochet flower if desired

Abbreviations:
K2tog – knit two stitches together.
Kfb – knit in the front and back of the stitch

Pattern © 2015 Marianna’s Lazy Daisy Days

Lacy Waves Scarf

2015_04_01-03aLacy Waves Scarf

This is a reprint of a pattern from The Running Yarn.  She used Caron Simply Soft yarn [100% acrylic; worsted weight 4ply; 315 yd per 170g skein] on US #11/8.0 mm needles.

CO 40 st.
Row 1: k2, *(k2tog) x 3, (yo, k1) x 6, (k2tog) x 6, (yo, k1) x 6,(k2tog) x 3, (yo, k1) x 6, (k2tog) x 3, k2.
Row 2: k2, p to last two stitches, k2.
Repeat these two rows until the scarf is 6 feet long, or however long you want it.
BO stitches.