WOL’s Owl Scarf

2016_07_11-03WOL’s Owl Scarf

(Matches WOL’s Owl Hat)

Materials:
3 Skeins Premier Yarns Deborah Norville “Serenity” Chunky, bulky:5, 109 yds/100m, 3.5 oz/100g, color shown is Dark Forest, which has been discontinued.
Needles US size 10(6.0 mm)
Cable needle

Note: Seven repeats of the Motif plus the Finishing makes a scarf approximately 51 inches long.

Cast On 26 stitches.
Motif:
Row 1: *K2, p2, repeat from * until 2 stitches remain, k2.
Row 2: *P2, k2, repeat from * until 2 stitches remain, p2.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 four times.
Row 3: K2, p2, k2 p3, k8, p3, k2, p2, k2.
Row 4: P2, K2, p2, k3, p8, k3, p2, k2, p2.
Repeat rows 3 and 4.
Row 5: K2, p2, k2, p3, C4B, C4F, p3, k2, p2, k2.
Row 6: P2, K2, p2, k3, p8, k3, p2, k2, p2.
Row 7: K2, p2, k2 p3, k8, p3, k2, p2, k2.
Repeat rows 6 and 7 three times.
Row 8: P2, K2, p2, k3, p8, k3, p2, k2, p2.
Row 9: K2, p2, k2, p3, C4B, C4F, p3, k2, p2, k2.
Row 10: P2, k2, p2, k3, p8, k3, p2, k2, p2.
Row 11: K2, p2, k2, p3, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, p3, k2, p2, k2.
Row 12: P2, k2, p2, k3, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k3, p2, k2, p2.
Row 13: K2, p2, k2, p3, k8, p3, k2, p2, k2.
Row 14: P2, k2, p2, k3, p8, k3, p2, k2, p2.
Row 15: K2, p2, k2, p3, C4B, C4F, p3, k2, p2, k2.
Row 16: P2, k2, p2, k3, p8, k3, p2, k2, p2.
Row 17: K2, p2, k2, p14, k2, p2, k2.
Row 18: P2, k2, p2, k14, p2, k2, p2.
Repeat rows 17 and 18.

Finishing the end of the scarf:
After the last motif repeat, work:
Row 1: *K2, p2, repeat from * until 2 stitches remain, k2.
Row 2: *P2, k2, repeat from * until 2 stitches remain, p2.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 four times.

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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.

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.

Autumn Leaf Scarf

2016_05_20-01Autumn Leaf Scarf

Materials: 1 skein Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable,
weight: medium (4), 100 g/3.5 oz, 256 m/280 yds, color: Polo,
Needles: Size U.S. 5/3.75, 36 inch long circular needles.

Body:
Cast on 3 stitches by either the long-tail or chain cast-on method.
Row 1. K1, yo, k1, yo, k1. (5)
Row 2. Purl.
Row 3. (K1, yo) x3, k2tog. (7)
Row 4, K1, purl.
Row 5. (K1, yo) x3, k2, k2tog. (9)
Row 6. K3, purl.
Row 7. (K1, yo) 3 times, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog. (11)
Row 8. k3, purl.
Row 9. (K1, yo) 3 times, k2, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog. (13)
Row 10. K4, purl.
Row 11. (K1, yo) 3 times, k3, yo, ssk, K3, k2tog. (15)
Row 12. k5, purl.
Row 13. (K1, yo) 3 times, k4, yo, ssk, k4, K2tog
Row 14. K6, purl.
Row 15. (K1, yo) 3 times, knit until 9 stitches remain, yo, ssk, k5, K2tog
Row 16. K7, purl
Repeat rows 15 and 16 until the piece is large enough to suit. Make sure you end on a row with an odd number of stitches. With right side facing:

Finishing:
Row 1: (K1, yo) x3, *(ssk, yo) repeat from *until seven stitches left, ssk, k3, k2tog.
Row 2: knit
Row 3: (K1, yo) x3, knit until two stitches left, k2tog.
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: (K1, yo) x3, knit until two stitches left, k2tog.
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: (K1, yo) x3, knit until two stitches left, k2tog.
Row 8: Bind off purlwise loosely.

Rolanni’s Necklet

2016_05_20-03Rolanni’s Necklet

This little scarf was named in honor of author Sharon Lee, whose nom de blog is “Rolanni.”

Yarn: 2 skeins Premier Yarn’s Deborah Norville Everyday, weight 4 medium, 3.5 oz/100 g, 180 yds/165 m, color: Lagoon.
Needles: Size US7(4.5 mm) 29-inch (or longer) circular needle.

Cast on 3 stitches by either the long-tail or chain cast-on method.2016_05_20-05
Row 1. K1, yo, k1, yo, k1. (5)
Row 2. Purl.
Row 3. (K1, yo) x3, k2. (8)
Row 4, Purl.
Row 5. K1, (K1, yo) x3, ssk, k1, k2tog. (9)
Row 6. K3, p5, k2.
Row 7. K2, (K1, yo) 3 times, ssk, yo, k1, k2tog. (11)
Row 8. K5, p5, k3.
Row 9. K3, (K1, yo) 3 times, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k2tog. (13)
Row 10. K5, p5, k4.
Row 11. K4, (K1, yo) 3 times, k3, yo, ssk, K1, kfb, k2tog. (19)
Row 12. K6, p5, k5.
Row 13. K4(K1, yo) 3 times, ssk, K3, yo, ssk, k2tog. (21)
Row 14. K7, purl until 5 left, k5.
Row 15. K4, (K1, yo) 3 times, knit until 9 stitches remain, yo, ssk, k3, yo, ssk, K2tog
Row 16. K7, purl until 5 stitches left, K5.
Repeat rows 15 and 16 until the piece is large enough to suit.

Finishing:
With right side facing:
Row 1: K4, (K1, yo) x3, *(ssk, yo) repeat from *until 9 stitches left, yo, ssk, k3, yo, ssk, k2tog.
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K2tog, k2, (K1, yo) x3, knit until 9 stitches left, yo, ssk, k3, yo, ssk, k2tog.
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K2tog, k1, (K1, yo) x3, knit until 2 stitches left, k2tog.
Row 6: Knit
Row 6: K2tog, (k1, yo) x3, knit until 2 stitches left, k2tog.
Row 6: Bind off knitwise loosely.

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

Trellis Path Asymmetrical Scarf

2016_03_09-04Trellis Path Asymmetrical Scarf

Materials: 1 skein Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, color: Candied, Medium (4), 100 g/3.5 oz, 256 m/280 yds

Needles: Size U.S. 8/5.0, 29 inch/75 cm long circular needles.

Body:
Cast on 3 stitches by either the long-tail or chain cast-on method.
Row 1. K1, yo, k1, yo, k1. (5)
Row 2. Purl.
Row 3. (K1, yo) x3, k2tog. (7)
Row 4, Purl.
Row 5. (K1, yo) x3, k2, k2tog. (9)
Row 6. Purl.
Row 7. (K1, yo) 3 times, k1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog. (11)
Row 8. P3, k2, p6.
Row 9. (K1, yo) 3 times, k2, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog. (13)
Row 10. P4, k3, p6.
Row 11. (K1, yo) 3 times, k3, yo, ssk, K3, k2tog. (15)
Row 12. P5, k4, p6.
Row 13. (K1, yo) 3 times, knit until 7 stitches remain, yo, ssk, k3, K2tog
Row 14. P5, Knit until 6 stitches left, p6.
Repeat rows 13 and 14 until the piece is large enough to suit. Make sure you end on a row with an odd number of stitches.

:With right side facing:
Row 1: (K1, yo) x3, *(ssk, yo) repeat from *until seven stitches left, ssk, k3, k2tog.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: (K1, yo) x3, knit until two stitches left, k2tog.
Row 4: purl.
Row 5: (K1, yo) x3, knit until two stitches left, k2tog.
Row 6: Bind off purlwise loosely.

2016_03_09-05

Edge detail

2016_02_23-03

Starting “point”