Anchors Away Scarf

A lace infinity scarf is just the thing for summer nights by the pier; light and floaty enough to carry in your purse or beach bag, it wraps up warmly around your neck as the evening draws in.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: One size

8” wide x 70” circumference

Gauge: 22.5 sts and 32.5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Lace Weight Yarn Artesano Alpaca Silk Lace (70% Alpaca, 30% Silk; 438 yards [401 meters]/50 grams): 1485 Cherry Red, 1 ball

Needles: US size 2½ (3.0 mm): 24” straight and circular needles

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Cdd – centred double decrease – slip 2 sts knitwise together, k1, pass slipped sts over.

Special Stitches

Figure-Eight cast on

Step 1: In your left hand, hold one straight needle and the tip of the circular needle together, the circular needle is the bottom needle. Holding the tail yarn firmly at the front of the bottom needle with your left thumb, keeping the tail yarn to the left and the working yarn to the right, take the working yarn over the bottom needle and down between the two needles.

Step 2: Take the working yarn under and around the top needle from front to back, then take the working yarn back down between the two needles. You should have a loop of yarn on the top needle. This is your first st.

Step 3: Now, make a st on the bottom needle by bringing the working yarn under and around the bottom needle, then taking it from front to back and back down between the two needles.

Step 4: Repeat, making sts alternately on the top and bottom needles wrapping the yarn using a figure-of-eight motion.

Kitchener stitch

Step 1: Break yarn, leaving a long tail (at least 24”) and thread onto tapestry needle.

Step 2: Insert tapestry needle through first st on front needle as if to purl, leave st on needle, pull yarn through.

Step 3: Insert tapestry needle through first st on back needle as if to knit, leave st on needle, pull yarn through.

Step 4: Insert tapestry needle through first st on front needle as if to knit and slip st off needle.

Step 5: Insert tapestry needle through next st on front needle as if to purl, leave st on needle, pull yarn through.

Step 6: Insert tapestry needle through first st on back needle as if to purl and slip st off needle.

Step 7: Insert tapestry needle through next st on back needle as if to knit, leave st on needle, pull yarn through.

Repeat Steps 3-6 until 1 st remains on each needle.

Step 8: Insert tapestry needle through first st on front needle as if to knit and slip st off needle.

Step 9: Insert tapestry needle through first st on back needle as if to purl and slip st off needle.

Use the tip of the tapestry needle to even out tension across the grafted sts.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked flat beginning with a figure-eight cast on. The ends are then grafted together to create an infinity scarf. The chart shows RS only.

Pattern

Scarf

Using figure-eight cast on, CO 45 sts onto each needle. Pull the circular needle through so 45 loops are held on the cable between the two tips. You will now have 45 sts on the straight needle and 45 sts left on hold on the circular needle. Leaving the circular needle where it is, work on these 45 sts.

Knit 1 row (WS).

Row 1 (RS): K4, yo, ssk, k33, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 2 and all WS rows: k4, p37, k4.

Row 3: K4, k2tog, yo, k3, (k2tog, yo, k4) 5 times, yo, ssk, k4.

Row 5: K4, yo, ssk, k2, (k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1) 4 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 7: As Row 3.

Row 9: As Row 1.

Row 11: K4, k2tog, yo, k33, yo, ssk, k4.

Row 13: K4, yo, ssk, k11, k2tog, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k12, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 15: K4, k2tog, yo, k2, (k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3) 3 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k4.

Row 17: K4, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, cdd, yo, k5, yo, cdd, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 19: K4, k2tog, yo, k2, (k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3) 3 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k4.

Row 21: As Row 13.

Row 23: As Row 11.

Row 25: K4, yo, ssk, k3, (k2tog, yo, k4) 6 times.

Row 27: K4, k2tog, yo, k2, (k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1) 4 times, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, k4.

Row 29: As Row 25.

Row 31: As Row 11.

Row 33: As Row 1.

Row 35: K4, k2tog, yo, k5, (k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4) twice, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k5, yo, ssk, k4.

Row 37: K4, yo, ssk, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 39: K4, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4, yo, ssk, yo, cdd, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k4.

Row 41: K4, yo, ssk, k6, yo, cdd, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k, yo, ssk, k5, yo, cdd, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 43: As Row 11.

Row 44: As Row 2.

Cont working in patt as set until Rows 1-44 of pattern have been worked 13 times.

Finishing

With RS facing, graft live sts to sts left on hold from CO, using Kitchener stitch, with live sts as front needle and held sts as back needle. Weave in ends and block to measurements.yarn ball

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Comments
  • Deborah

    I started this scarf and felt there was a problem. After you cast in 45 sts it says to knit one row on wrong side. Well I did and at the end of the scarf you’re left with one purl row showing on the right side. Surely this can’t be correct. It looks terrible with that one row sticking out like a sore thumb

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  • Kate O.

    Thank you/ lovely. Shoulders shot, or would be knitting this pattern immediately!

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  • Well, you know, a pattern is only a guide! You DO NOT need to follow it exactly to the letter! You CAN make changes — such as change the colour or yarn weight. If you don’t like that purl row, then don’t do it! It’s really that simple! It’s your scarf, after all!

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  • Deborah after the cast on you should knit one row before starting rows 1- 44, Thus make that first knitted row the wrong side (That is why the WS is in parenthesis). Then the first row of the pattern would be the right side. I hope this clears things up.

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