Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Pembroke Scarf Pattern

Having been inundated with requests for this, here is the recipe for the Pembroke Scarf, surely the most mindless method of using up fingering/sock yarn.

 
Finished Size 
Variable, depending on yarn chosen, needle size, and your preference.
As shown:
Wingspan: 67”
Depth: 10 ½”
 
Suggested Yarn
Fingering-weight yarn, especially yarn with alpaca, merino, or other luxury fibres. 
As shown:
Misti Alpaca [50% alpaca, 30% merino, 10% silk, 10% nylon; 437 yds/400m per 100g skein]; 1 skein. Colour # HS72.
 
Needles
Size US #2.5/ 3.0mm 24" circular.
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Notions
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
 
Gauge
Variable. As shown:
28 sts = 4” in garter stitch after wet blocking
 
 
Pattern Notes
This simple pattern is all about attention to details, specifically, how the selvedges are worked, and how the tips of the scarf are shaped.
If you are unsure of how to work the longtail cast on without a slipknot, see https://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/long-tail-cast-on.
 
 
Instructions
Using 24” circ, CO 4 sts using the longtail (knotless) method.
 
Row 1: Kfb, knit to end.
 
Row 2: P1, SSK, knit to last st, kfb.
 
Rep Rows 1 and 2, until there only enough yarn left to bind off, or until desired length, ending with Row 1.
 
Last Row: P1, SSK, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog.
 
 
 
Bind Off
Work the BO FIRMLY; the method below yields a stretchy edge which could otherwise end up too loose. Alternatively, go down a needle size. The finished edge should lie flat, but have a good deal of stretch.
K2tog, k1, *return sts to LH needle, k2togtbl, k1, rep from * until 2 sts rem on LH needle and 1 st rem on RH needle; k2tog, pass 1st st over 2nd, break yarn leaving a 6” end, draw end through rem st, and fasten securely.
 
 
Finishing
Weave in ends.
 
Soak for 20 min in a wool wash product. Squeeze gently, and block to desired size (no pins are required).

4 comments:

  1. I'm a little stumped - what does Kfb and SSK stand for? Thank you

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    1. These are basic increase and decrease terms. Kfb = knit front and back (bar increase), SSK = slip, slip knit (left-leaning decrease). I suggest you go to a source such as KnittingHelp.com or tincanknits.com for the details.

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  2. Hello, I am also a little confused about K2togbl in the bind off section, what does that mean in full? Thank you.

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