Leafing Town Scarf

Inspired by countryside drives along winding roads, this scarf features rows of multi-colored leaves in luscious greens and blues.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Length 70” x width 8”

Gauge: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Malabrigo Rastita (100% Merino; 309 yards [283 meters]/100 grams): Aguas (1 ball)

Needles: US size (5.0 mm) 16” straight

Notions: Stitch holders, cable needle (optional), scrap yarn, tapestry needle/crochet hook to weave in ends.

Abbreviations

1/1 RPC (1/1 right purl cross) – Sl 1 st onto cn, hold in back, k1, p1 from cn.

1/1 LPC (1/1 left purl cross) – Sl 1 st onto cn, hold in front, p1, k1 from cn.

Pattern Notes

The scarf is worked flat in two pieces each beginning with a provisional cast on and ending with the frilled standard bind off. The two pieces are then joined by unraveling the provisional cast on and joined using the 3-Needle Bind Off.

The first and last 3 sts of every row are worked in Garter St. The lace is a 10-st repeat worked 3 times across a row. The lace increases, decreases and yarn overs all occur on the RS row. On the WS, you simply knit the knits and purl the purls and yarn overs. The pattern is both written and charted. The written and charted instructions include the 3-st Garter St borders. If you are working off a single skein of yarn, you may want to divide your yarn into half and knit each piece. You can weigh your yarn before knitting and work the pattern repeats until you use up nearly half your yarn.

Pattern

The scarf is worked in two pieces and then joined using 3-Needle Bind Off.

Scarf Half (make 2)

Using the Provisional Cast-On Method, CO 36 sts. Using written or charted instructions, work the scarf as follows:

Row 1 (RS): K3, *p4, k3, p3; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 2 (WS): K3, *k3, p3, k4; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 3: K3, *p4, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, p3; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 4: K3, *k3, p5, k4; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 5: K3, *p3, 1/1 RPC, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, 1/1 LPC, p2; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 6: K3, *k2, p1, k1, p5, k1, p1, k3; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 7: K3, *p2, 1/1 RPC, p1, k5, p1, 1/1 LPC, p1; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 8: K3, *k1, p1, k2, p5, k2, p1, k2; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 9: K3, *p1, 1/1 RPC, p2, k2tog, k1, ssk, p2, 1/1 LPC; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 10: K3, *p1, k3, p3, k3, p1, k1; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 11: K3, *k2, p3, sk2p, p3, k1; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 12: K3, *p1, k3, p1, k3, p2; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 13: K3, *yo, k1, yo, k1, p7, k1; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 14: K3, *p1, k7, p4; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 15: K3, *k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, 1/1 LPC, p5, 1/1 RPC; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 16: K3, *k1, p1, k5, p1, k1, p5; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 17: K3, *k5, p1, 1/1 LPC, p3, 1/1 RPC, p1; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 18: K3, *k2, p1, k3, p1, k2, p5; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 19: K3, *k2tog, k1, ssk, p2, 1/1 LPC, p1, 1/1 RPC, p2; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 20: K3, *k3, p1, k1, p1, k3, p3; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 21: K3, *sk2p, p3, k3, p3; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Row 22: K3, *k3, p3, k3, p1; rep from * 3 times, k3.

Rep Rows 1-22, 7 more times or until half of the desired length is reached for the scarf.

Work Rows 1-2 once more.

BO all sts using the Frilled Standard Bind Off Method. Cut yarn.

When you have the two pieces ready, unravel the provisional cast on and place the live sts on two needles. Join new yarn and using a third needle, work the 3-Needle Bind Off. This joins the two scarf pieces into one single scarf. Cut yarn.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Wet block your scarf.

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