Life of the Party Scarf

This party scarf features an elegant diagonal stitch that is accompanied with a simple i-cord edging. Its stunning purple, green and yellow hues will remind you of flowers, green grass and sunshine. This simple, yet interesting, pattern is worked back and forth on straight needles and makes a wonderful stash buster.

Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 8½” wide and 56” long

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern st after steam blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Caron Yarn Cakes (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool; 383 yards [350 meters]/ 200 grams): 17009 Macaron, 1 ball

Needle size: US size 8 (5mm): straight

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Wyib – with yarn in back.

Wyif – with yarn in front.

Sl3p – Sl 3 sts purlwise

Special Stitches

Diagonal Stitch

Row 1: K3, *p1, k5; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl3p wyib.

Row 2: P3, *p5, k1: rep from * to last 3 sts, sl3p wyif.

Row 3: K3, *k1, p1, k4; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl3p wyib.

Row 4: P3, *p4, k1, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl3p wyif.

Row 5: K3, *K2, p1, k3; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl3p wyib.

Row 6: P3, *p3, k1, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl3p wyif.

Row 7: K3, *k3, p1, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl3p wyib.

Row 8: P3, *p2, k1, p3; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl3p wyif.

Row 9: K3, *k4, p1, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl3p wyib.

Row 10: P3, *p1, k1, p4; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl3p wyif.

Row 11: K3, *k4, p1, k1; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl3p wyib.

Row 12: P3, *p1, k1, p4; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl3p wyif.

Rep Rows 1-12 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat back and forth. It is written to include a built in i-cord edging which will appear on both sides of the scarf and run lengthwise.

Pattern

CO 36 sts.

Work Rows 1-12 of Diagonal Stitch patt.

Rep Diagonal Stitch patt until Scarf meas 56”, ending after Row 12.

BO loosely.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Steam block scarf to measurements. yarn ball

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