Hello and Welcome to my first blog. I thought I’d start the way I mean to go on and attach a free pattern and a photo of the finished project. This is a complicated looking textured scarf with a simple 8 row pattern to follow.
I will be posting other patterns for you to try – not just scarves, but baby wear, household items and other things which I have knitted up, photographed, checked for pattern errors and generally tested to within an inch of its woolen life!
My most exciting news is that Monster Yarns website is due to go live this Saturday and although it will be tweaked and improved on an ongoing basis, it will be fully useable. Please come and browse.
I look forward to a growing band of interested readers and comments.
Bias Drop-Stitch Scarf
You will need either DK, Aran or Bulky yarn with appropriate needles. Gauge is not important, whether the width is good for you is! Try a self-patterning yarn to add further colour and texture interest. Maybe there’s something for you at Monster Yarns?!
The only other thing to watch is the texture of your yarn – nothing scratchy.
The scarf in the pictures is knitted with Aran weight yarn.
Cast on 22 stitches. In all rows you should have 22 stitches on your needle (excluding the YOs in Row 7).
Row 1 Knit2tog, knit until last stitch, M1, knit.
Row 3 Knit2tog, knit until last stitch, M1, knit.
Row 4 Knit
Row 5 Knit2tog, knit until last stitch, M1, knit.
Row 6 Knit
Row 7 Knit2tog *YO twice, knit, YO twice*, repeat from * to * to last stitch, M1, YO twice, knit.
Row 8 *P1, drop the two YOs from Row 7*, repeat from * to * to end.
Repeat Rows 1-8 until your scarf is as long as you want it to be.
Bind off loosely.
If you prefer, block lightly. Wear yourself or give to a friend. We still need scarves this year!