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  • Not a Celebrity Scarf

    September 08, 2006 2 min read 7 Comments

    But it should be...
    This is a free pattern from Skacel yarns for a beautiful short row scarf. The It's much easier than it looks. This scarf looks absolutely fabulous in hand-painted yarns from Ellyn Cooper, Artyarns, and Colinette. So, here it is:

    On a size 10 1/2 needles, your scarf will be approximately 5" wide and 54" long.
    Gauge is about 3 stitches to the inch.
    You'll need about 200 yards of yarn.

    Beginning Triangle:
    Cast on 1 stitch
    Row 1: Increase 1 in this stitch by knitting in the front and back of the stitch (2 stitches)
    Row 2: Increase in first stitch; knit to end (3 stitches)
    Repeat Row 2 until one side edge triangle measures 5"
    Begin short row section:

    Short Row Section:
    Row 1: Increase 1 in the first stitch, Knit 2 together (k2tog), turn work around
    Row 2 and all even numbered rows: Knit
    Row 3: Increase 1 in the first stitch, knit 1, k2tog, turn.
    Row 5: Increase 1 in the first stitch, knit 2, k2tog, turn.
    Row 7: Increase 1 in the first stitch, knit 3, k2tog, turn.

    Continue the short row section as established, increasing the number of stitches knit between the increase and k2tog by 1 stitch in every odd-numbered. You will soon find that you don't need to count, as k2tog is done on the two stitches on either side of the gap in order to close the space. Work until the last two stitches of the row have been knit together. Turn. You should now have all the stitches on the needle in your left hand.

    Repeat the short row section until you have about 8 yards of yarn remaining.

    Finishing the Corner:
    Count the number of stitches on your needle before you begin this section. Work short rows as established until half of the stitches have been worked. (round the number up to the next whole number if needed). Then, knit2tog at the beginning of each odd-numbered row. Work until 2 stitches remain. Knit them together and fasten off.

    I'll try to post a photo of this completed shortly. It's just lovely.

    If you like this pattern, you should definitely check out Iris Schreier's Artyarns site. Iris is an amazing designer who's taken this whole modular thing to the next level and beyond. She offers a great free multi-step tutorial that will open up a whole new world of modular knitting for you.

    7 Responses


    March 08, 2009

    It doesn’t seem to make sense, but it does actually work out. In you enjoy this kind of knitting, I encourage you to learn more about it from Iris Schreier’s web site. She has a great set of tutorials showing you how to make beautiful patterns

    Here’s a link:

    Have fun – Ellen


    December 25, 2009

    I have finished all the way to “finishing the corner” and I am having trouble with this. Do you continue with the established pattern? Do you do the K2tog on the opposite row as the increase and knit 2 tog? Please help! Merry Christmas everyone!

    Joanne Colbert
    Joanne Colbert

    March 27, 2010

    I love knitting this scarf! However, I cannot find Skacel’s “Unikat” yarn. What can I use for a substitute yarn?


    January 18, 2008

    Does anyone have a picture of this scarf?

    Mini Purl
    Mini Purl

    March 08, 2009

    Well, I’m stuck already! I got to the short-Row section and am hitting a brick wall. I do the inc, then K2tog and turn.Duh….what happens to all the unused stitches on the needle? I have the flu, so perhaps my brain is just not seeing the obvious. Help!! I haven’t knit in 4 days!!!


    November 13, 2006

    i have been looking for this pattern since i bought yarn for it last summer and my yarn shop was out of the pattern. i hope it is the diagonal scarf. there are some unclear parts that will probably be obvious once i begin to knit but the major problem is that your text color does not print!! any way you can post this in black ink??


    January 21, 2007

    I thought it was black – I wish I were better at this blog stuff! oh well. The only thing I can suggest is to copy the text to a Word document and then make the font any color you want. If you send me your e-mail address, I’ll be happy to do it for you and send you the file. Sorry not to be more help.


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