Monday, January 09, 2006

Pattern for baby scarf

Ok, I finally sat down and wrote it out. Enjoy!


(Wow, is that a bad photo. Sorry.)

Use needles to match the size of your yarn. The gauge of the yarn I used was about 4.5 stitches per inch, but a thicker or thinner yarn could also be used.

Materials: double pointed needles and 100-200 yards of yarn depending on the thickness of the yarn

Cast on 2 stitches.
1. K2
2. K1, M1, M1, K1
3. all odd numbered rows: knit
4. K1, M1, K2, M1, K1
6. K1, M1, K4, M1, K1
8. K1, M1, K6, M1, K1
10. K1, M1, K8, M1, K1
12. K1, M1, K10, M1, K1
14. K1, M1, K12, M1, K1
16. K1, M1, K14, M1, K1
18. K1, M1, K16, M1, K1
20. K1, M1, K18, M1, K1
22-32. Knit
With double-point needles, slip 1st stitch on needle 1, 2nd stitch on needle 2, 3rd stitch on needle 1, etc. Odd stitches will be on needle 1 and even stitches on needle 2.
Work 1 x 1 rib for 1 1/2 inches on each needle respectively (break yarn after working needle 1, before working needle 2)
Holding needles together, knit 1st stitch from 1st needle, then 1st stitch from 2nd needle until all 22 stitches are on one needle
Knit every row until scarf is the desired length (for the scarf I made the baby, this section measured about 11" not including the rib or the end)
With double-point needles, slip 1st stitch on needle 1, 2nd stitch on needle 2, 3rd stitch on needle 1, etc. as done previously. Odd stitches will be on needle 1 and even stitches on needle 2.
Work 1 x 1 rib for 1 1/2 inches on each needle respectively (break yarn after working needle 1, before working needle 2)
Holding needles together, knit 1st stitch from 1st needle, then 1st stitch from 2nd needle until all 22 stitches are on one needle
Rows 1-11. Knit
12. K1, ssk, K16, K2 tog, K1
all odd rows: knit
14. K1, ssk, K14, K2 tog, K1
16. K1, ssk, K12, K2 tog, K1
18. K1, ssk, K10, K2 tog, K1
20. K1, ssk, K8, K2 tog, K1
22. K1, ssk, K6, K2 tog, K1
24. K1, ssk, K4, K2 tog, K1
26. K1, ssk, K2, K2 tog, K1
28. K1, ssk, K2 tog, K1
30. ssk, K2 tog
31. k2 tog, fasten off

And that's it! If you make a scarf using this pattern, please send me a photo. I'd love to see how it turns out.

28 comments:

  1. kristina2:24 AM

    Thank you so much for posting the pattern! I'll let you know how it goes (I've never used double-pointed needles before)!

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  2. Thanks for posting this pattern. I'm not much of a knitter but I admire that you are willing to share.
    You are a generous friend, I saw just how nice you are.
    Kathy

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  3. Anonymous7:22 PM

    I am SO glad you figured out this scarf! Can't wait to try it! Do you remember what size needles you used? I assume it was DK yarn or there-abouts! Thanks again!!!A relatively new knitter in NJ.........

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  4. Hi anonymous. Sorry I can't reply via email - no reply address wa supplied via blogspot, so I'll post a reply here. The yarn I used was about 25 st, 34 rows per 4" swatch (I always forget, but I think that's a Sport weight, right?) and called for a size 3 needle. But you should be able to use any size yarn, really. Good luck, and send me a photo when you're done. I'd love to see it!

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  5. I love this scarf! I am a new knitter. How much experience do you need to knit this scarf? Thank you!!!

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  6. Heidi5:25 PM

    THANK YOU!!! I have been obsessed with finding this pattern ever since I saw this cute scarf on the cover of a magazine at my OB's office. :) I will be sure to post a pic of my sweet 9 month old in it when I am done. :)

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  7. Anonymous9:51 PM

    I love this scarf:)....I would liek to make one for my mother, just not sure how much more stitches I wouold need. If you know of a pattern for an adult can you please let me know....thank you

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  8. Anonymous8:49 AM

    There is an adult version called the "Bow-Knot" or "Tuck-In" scarf.

    http://people.delphiforums.com/knit_chat/knitchat/patterns/bowscarf.htm

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  9. Many thanks for the great pattern! A fun knit that is perfect for the little ones. You can see the results (but not the best photo...) here.

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  10. Anonymous1:49 AM

    this scarf is amazing I love it thanks for the pattern!

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  11. Anonymous1:52 AM

    What are double pointed needles?can I just use normal needles?

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  12. Anonymous9:04 AM

    Dear Disdressed:

    Thank you very much for offering the pattern for the baby bowtie scarf. It was a fast moving, fun scarf to knit.

    I made the scarf for my granddaughter in a beautiful pink, and it turned out lovely.

    I am certain I will use the pattern again and again.

    Thank you again for sharing

    Nana

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  13. sunlightttt@hotmail.com4:50 AM

    Lovely scarf!! I just finished knitting it for my 5 month old... was easier than I thought it was. Thanks :)
    If you email me at sunlightttt@hotmail.com, I will send you a picture.
    Christie

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  14. lilredpony@hotmail.com2:19 PM

    New knitter...I'm wondering what the m1 stitch is...maybe I know as something else??? These are English instructions not continental right? Thanks so much!!

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  15. Worked perfectly! I was able to use up some Koigu left over from some baby booties I made for my SIL. It's just starting to get chilly here in Oregon so the timing worked well. I plan to make some more for friends this Winter.

    Picture in my Ravelry projects page: username Soupygirl

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  16. This is great! I've featured this tutorial in a christmas gifts tutorial roundup on my blog, The Handmade Experiment. Check it out at http://wp.me/pkcUM-oZ

    Thanks and happy holidays!
    Emily

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  17. Thank you for posting this pattern! I am a new knitter (this was my 3rd project) and fell in love with it! I knitted it for my 4 year old daughter. I am just so in love with her in it! Thank you so much!!!

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  18. Anonymous7:59 AM

    HI THERE MADE THIS SCARF 4 MY 4 MONTH OLD GRANDDAUGHTER IN A COUPLE OF HOURS THE OTHER NIGHT THANK YOU FOR POSTING THE PATTERN SHE LOOKS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS IN IT ( SHE GORGEOUS N E WAY OF COUSRE)MY DAUGHTER NOW WANTS MORE IN DIFFERENT COLOURS BUT ITS A DREAM N SO QUICK TO KNIT
    THANKS
    DAWN

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  19. Anonymous3:23 AM

    How many times I thought that people come out with the same idea independently! Bravo!
    I knitted this scarf before, using Drops pattern.
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/98-5-scarf-in-eskimo

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  20. Thanks so much for this pattern!! I just made one for the one-year-old I nanny and it looks great! http://twitpic.com/3p30sb

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  21. Anonymous5:44 AM

    Thank YOU, save me time to try and calculate the stitches, I saw some web post picture without pattern, its very kind and generous of YOU to share
    God Bless

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  22. Stuff like this is not really my thing but you've made it look so very nice. Then I will try to learn to do it. Thanks a lot for inspiring me!

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  23. Anonymous11:18 PM

    When making a M1 stitch, does it matter if it is a right or left stitch?

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  24. My Nana used to have a scarf she made that looked just like this one.
    She called it a keyhole scarf.
    Pics not that bad....it shows what it looks like and that's the important thing. :o)
    I like the one on ravelry where the ends are two different colors.
    This would be cute in green with a pumpkin hat....it would look like the vine is wrapped around his/her neck. :o)

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  25. Dear Liesl,

    I made the scarf in a set with a cardigan and a hat for my 10-months old son, here you can find my blogpost: http://egyboszorka.blogspot.hu/2012/10/lusta-szett-csongornak.html

    Unfortunately it's Hungarian, but you can see the photos :)

    Thanks for the pattern, it is easy but great!

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  26. Anonymous12:24 PM

    what does the abbreviation 'ssk' mean

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  27. Thank you for posting his pattern. I was taught how to knit this baby scarf when I was a teen (taught by my aunt) and over the years I forgot the specifics.. Now I can make this again. It's a great baby scarf, because of the built in tie!!!

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  28. I made a little change to the pattern but just loved it! Thank you so much for posting it I wish I knew how to place a photo it really came out cute.

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