Friday, November 9, 2007

Striped Brioche Scarf

This pattern is cool because its ALL knit stitches! It knits up fast and the striping keeps it interesting. This pattern will work well for any sport to worsted weight yarn. I used Noro Silk Lite alternating 2 balls of the same colorway to get the striped effect. This could be done with any 2 balls of different colors too. Or don't stripe it at all.... :)

This is what I used, but the pattern will adapt to any yarn and needle size needed!
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden Lite #2075- 2 balls 275 yards total for 6.5 ft scarf
Needles: Size 8US
Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch in pattern

K1B = Knit one Below, or "Knit one through the stitch below the next stitch"
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Cast on a multiple of 2 stitches from Ball 1. I used 18 stitches.
Row 1: Knit
Rows 2-5: K2 *K1B K1*
Change Balls
Rows 6-9: *K1 K1B* K2
Change Balls

Repeat rows 2-9 until desired length.
Bind off.

-On the 6th and 10th rows the K1B of the previous row is worked K1B and the single K1 as K1 again (these are the rows directly after the ball/color changes).
-There are few enough rows between the color changes to run the 2nd color up the side. Just twist the 2 strands when you get to that side on rows when you aren't changing colors
- The K1B is done by putting your needle under the next stitch and knitting. Trust it! It works!
-To make a nicer edge you may consider slipping the 1st stitch of each row instead of knitting it, but it may be difficult to do on the color change side.


Laura said...

so pretty! is this for a gift or yourself?

Trina said...

This is actually for me! My friend Kt gave my $20 for yarn for my birthday. So I channeled her awesome fashion energy to pick cool yarn and make something for me!