Millie Square Scarf

Millie is knit from the center out, and the diamond shapes are a good introduction to lace because they of the way they build on the previous row. As you knit. it becomes easy to see how the design is progressing in this gorgeous project. Tie three corners in a knot to wear in a kerchief style for a timeless look you’ll love all year long.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 30” square

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Cascade Yarns Llamerino (50% Baby Llama, 50% Merino Wool; 291 yards [267 meters]/100 grams): 12 Chive (2 balls)

Needles: US size 4 (3.5 mm) set of 5 DPNs, US size 4 (3.5 mm) 24” circular

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

The pattern is worked from the centre out.

Begin on DPNs then switch to circular needles when the stitches no longer fit comfortably on the DPNs (or when they begin sliding off the ends). At this point work stitches from needle 1, pm, work stitches from needle 2, pm, work stitches from needle 3, pm, work stitches from needle 4, pm.

Continue working through the pattern, but instead of working to the end of the needle, you will work to the next marker.

Pattern

Set Up

With DPNs, CO 8 sts (2 sts per needle), join, being careful not to twist.

Rnd 1: *K1, yo, k1 yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (16 sts)

Rnd 2 and all even rnds: Knit.

Rnd 3: *K1, yo, k until end of needle, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (8 sts inc’d)

Rep Rnds 2-3, 12 more times. (120 sts)

Switch to circular needles as needed and beg Diamond Motif Section.

Diamond Motif Section

Rnd 1: *K1, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k until 3 sts before marker, k2tog, yo, k1, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (128 sts)

Rnd 2 and all even rnds: Knit

Rnd 3: *K1, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k21, k2tog, yo, k3, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (136 sts)

Rnd 5: *K1, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k19, k2tog, yo, k5, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (144 sts)

Rnd 7: *K1, yo, k7, yo, ssk, k17, k2tog, yo, k7, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (152 sts)

Rnd 9: *K1, yo, k9, yo, ssk, k15, k2tog, yo, k9, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (160 sts)

Rnd 11: *K1, yo, k11, yo, ssk, k13, k2tog, yo, k11, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (168 sts)

Rnd 13: *K1, yo, k13, yo, ssk, k11, k2tog, yo, k13, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (176 sts)

Rnd 15: *K1, yo, k15, yo, ssk, k9, k2tog, yo, k15, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (184 sts)

Rnd 17: *K1, yo, k17, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k17, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (192 sts)

Rnd 19: *K1, yo, k19, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k19, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (200 sts)

Rnd 21: *K1, yo, k21, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k21, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (208 sts)

Rnd 23: *K1, yo, k23, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k23, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (216 sts)

Rnd 25: *K1, yo, k25, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k25, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (224 sts)

Rnd 27: *K1, yo, k27, yo, ssk, k26, k2tog, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (232 sts)

Rnd 29: *K1, yo, k to marker, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (240 sts)

Rnd 31: *K1, yo, k to marker, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (248 sts)

Rnd 33: *K1, yo, k to marker, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (256 sts)

Rnd 35: *K1, yo, k to marker, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (264 sts)

Rnd 37: *K1, yo, k to marker, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (272 sts)

Rnd 39: *K1, yo, k18, k2tog, yo, k27, yo, ssk, k18, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (280 sts)

Rnd 41: *K1, yo, k18, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k23, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k18, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (288 sts)

Rnd 43: *K1, yo, k18, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k21, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k18, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (296 sts)

Rnd 45: *K1, yo, k18, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k19, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k18, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (304 sts)

Rnd 47: *K1, yo, k18, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, ssk, k17, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, ssk, k18, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (312 sts)

Rnd 49: *K1, yo, k18, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, k15, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, ssk, k18, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (320 sts)

Rnd 51: *K1, yo, k18, k2tog, yo, k11, yo, ssk, k13, k2tog, yo, k11, yo, ssk, k18, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (328 sts)

Rnd 53: *K1, yo, k18, k2tog, yo, k13, yo, ssk, k11, k2tog, yo, k13, yo, ssk, k18, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (336 sts)

Rnd 55: *K1, yo, k18, k2tog, yo, k15, yo, ssk, k9, k2tog, yo, k15, yo, ssk, k18, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (344 sts)

Rnd 57: *K1, yo, k21, yo, ssk, k11, k2tog, yo, k13, yo, ssk, k11, k2tog, yo, k21, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (352 sts)

Rnd 59: *K1, yo, k23, yo, ssk, k9, k2tog, yo, k15, yo, ssk, k9, k2tog, yo, k23, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (360 sts)

Rnd 61: *K1, yo, k25, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k17, yo, ssk, k7, k2tog, yo, k25, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (368 sts)

Rnd 63: *K1, yo, k27, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k19, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k27, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (376 sts)

Rnd 65: *K1, yo, k29, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k21, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k29, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (384 sts)

Rnd 67: *K1, yo, k31, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k23, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k31, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (392 sts)

Rnd 69: *K1, yo, k33, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k25, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k33, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (400 sts)

Rnd 71: *K1, yo, k34, k2tog, yo, k26, k2tog, yo, k35, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (408 sts)

Border

Rnd 73: *K1, yo, k to marker, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (416 sts)

Rnd 74 and following even number rnds: Purl.

Rnd 75: *K1, yo, k to marker, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (424 sts)

Rnd 77: *K1, yo, k to marker, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (432 sts)

Rnd 79: *K1, yo, k to marker, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (440 sts)

Rnd 81: *K1, yo, (k2tog, yo) to 1 st before marker, k1 yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (448 sts)

Rnd 83: K1, yo, k to marker, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (456 sts)

Rnd 85: K1, yo, k to marker, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (464 sts)

Rnd 87: K1, yo, k to marker, yo; rep from * to end of rnd. (472 sts)

Rnd 82: Purl.

Bind Off Rnd: *K1, sl st back to left hand needle, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.

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