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Diagonal Scarf

Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Scarf Knitting Pattern

Debbie Mumm Traditions worsted weight yarn, color Robins Egg 136 m (149 yd) / 80g - 2 skeins.


Gauge: 14 st = 4" (10 cm)


Garter Stitch Ridges
Row 1: purl
Row 2: knit
Row 3: purl
Row 4: purl
Row 5: knit
Row 6: purl
Repeat rows 1-6

Cast on 5 sts (including selvedge stitches) with yarn A. The first stitch should be slipped to the right needle and the last stitch purled.
Knit Garter Stitch Ridges.
Rows 3-34: increase 1 sts on both sides 16 times in every odd row. There will be 37 sts (including selvedge sts).
Row 35: increase 1 sts at the end of the row.
Rows 37-240: decrease 1 sts at the beginning of the row by knitting or purling 2 sts together and increase 1 st at the end of the row in every odd row.
Row 241: decrease 1 st at the beginning of the row
Rows 243-258: decrease 1 st at the beginning and the end of the row 16 times in every odd row. There will be 5 sts on the needle when all the decreases are done.
Rows 259-260: Garter Stitch Ridges
Cast off.


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Poster: Joyce
December 8, 2013

What is the size of the scarf, as I would like to change the size to a prayer shawl (approx. 25" x 64")?
Poster: Elaine Phillips
January 4, 2014

To make wide shawl work more rows in the first part of the scarf (rows 3-34). Work until you have the desired width. Then proceed to row 35.
Poster: Roshni Bhandarkar
November 27, 2013

In the instructions rows 35 and 242 are missing. Could you verify as I am impatient o start tis scarf, please respond, thank you. Roshni
Poster: Dina
October 26, 2017

I'm asking myself the same thing! I'm wondering why nobody has answered this yet?
Poster: ellen dounn
November 27, 2013

i notice that lines 36 and 242 are missing from Directions - is that a typo?
Poster: Joan Newton
November 27, 2013

Looks very effective and much more complicated than it seems to be from your instructions. I'm going to try adapting it to a basic waistcoat design to give the garment more "oomph".
Poster: Sandrah
November 27, 2013

This pattern looks awesome. Can't wait to make it. Since you're a designer, any chance of making it (pattern)into a vest?
Poster: Cindy
November 26, 2013

Where can you get this yarn says its a discontinued Joannes Product any suggestion for something comparable?
Poster: Pat
November 12, 2015

You can use any yarn you like. Just make sure you choose the correct needle size if you change the size of yarn. Make a swatch first to see if it works. This would look great in a solid colour or variegated yarn. Don't use dark colours -- the pattern won't be seen!
Poster: Mary
August 1, 2012

I just found the scarf that everyone will be getting for X-Mas.You do such beautiful work.
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