Boccioli Infinity Scarf

Boccioli Infinity Scarf

Boccioli (blossoms in Italian) is an infinity scarf worked sideways to the desired length, followed by some grafting. Its boldest feature is in its simple lacework that’s enlivened by small bobbles in a contrasting, yet delicate, color. The lace pattern resembles the leaves of Italian heirloom zucchini, with flowers on the top of some branches, each one presented in different lengths to mimic a natural flowering pattern. The design has intentionally a vintage feel, reminiscent of old-hand embroidery with its small bobbles integrated in the lace stitches and the use of a color choice with mild contrasts.

Skill level: Intermediate

Size: 8½” / [22 cm] x 67” / [170 cm]
Size is easily customizable, either using different yarn weight and needle sizes or working more repeats.

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in St st
Gauge is not critical for this project.

Materials

Yarn:

Light weight yarn Schachenmayr Extra Merino (100% Merino; 140 yards [128 meters]/ 50 grams):  00349 Eggplant (MC), 3 balls
Fine weight yarn Katia Concept Silky Lace (80% Merino, 20% Silk; 284 yards [260 meters]/ 50 grams): 164 Rose (CC1), 1 ball; 166 Coral (CC2), 1 ball.
Needles: US Size 6 (4 mm): circular needle
Notions: Tapestry needle; waste yarn for Provisional Cast-On.

Abbreviations

beg: begin(ning).
CC1: contrasting color 1.
CC2: contrasting color 2.
k: knit.
k2tog: knit 2 sts together.
CO: cast on.
mb: make bobble (see special stitches/tutorial)
MC: main color.
p: purl.
RS: right side.
sl: slip stitch (purlwise unless told otherwise).
ssk: slip, slip, knit.
st(s): stitch(es).
tbl: through back loop.
WS: wrong side.
yo: yarn over.

Special Stitches/ techniques

Bobble
Provisional cast on
Kitchener stitch.
[Please see the attached tutorial files.]

Boccioli Pattern

Row 1 (WS): Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl – 44 sts.
Row 2 (RS): Sl1, k3, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1tbl.
Row 3: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 4: Sl1, k4, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, k1tbl.
Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 6: Sl1, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, mb with CC1 twice, k5, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k2, k1tbl.
Row 7: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 8: Sl1, k3, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, (mb with CC1 twice, k2) twice, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k1tbl.
Row 9: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 10: Sl1, k2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k4, mb with CC2 twice, k3, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k1tbl.
Row 11: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 12: Sl1, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, mb with CC1 twice, k2, mb with CC1 twice, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k4, k1tbl.
Row 13: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 14: Sl1, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, k1, mb with CC1 twice, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1tbl.
Row 15: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 16: Sl1, k4, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, k1tbl.
Row 17: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 18: Sl1, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2, mb with CC1 twice, k5, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k2, k1tbl.
Row 19: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 20: Sl1, k3, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (mb with CC1 twice, k2) twice, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k1tbl.
Row 21: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 22: Sl1, k2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k4, mb with CC2 twice, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k1tbl.
Row 23: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 24: Sl1, k2, (yo, ssk) 3 times, mb with CC1 twice, k2, mb with CC1 twice, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k5, mb with CC1 twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, k4, k1tbl.
Row 25: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 26: Sl1, k3, (yo, ssk) 3 times, k1, mb with CC1 twice, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, (k2, mb with CC1 twice) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1tbl.
Row 27: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 28: Sl1, k4, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k3, mb with CC2 twice, k4, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, k1tbl.
Row 29: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 30: Sl1, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, mb with CC1 twice, k2, mb with CC1 twice, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k2, k1tbl.
Row 31: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 32: Sl1, k3, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k1, mb with CC1 twice, k1, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k3, k1tbl.
Row 33: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 34: Sl1, k2, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2) twice, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k1tbl.
Row 35: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 36: Sl1, k2, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k1) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k4, k1tbl.
Row 37: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 38: Sl1, k3, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1tbl.
Row 39: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 40: Sl1, k4, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, k1tbl.
Row 41: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 42: Sl1, k4, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2) twice, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k2, k1tbl.
Row 43: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 44: Sl1, k3, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2) twice, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k1tbl.
Row 45: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 46: Sl1, k2, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2) twice, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k1tbl.
Row 47: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 48: Sl1, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k5, mb with CC1 twice, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k4, k1tbl.
Row 49: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 50: Sl1, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, (k2, mb with CC1 twice) twice, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1tbl.
Row 51: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 52: Sl1, k4, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k3, mb with CC2 twice, k4, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, k1tbl.
Row 53: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 54: Sl1, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, k2, ssk, mb with CC1 twice, k2, mb with CC1 twice, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k2, k1tbl.
Row 55: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 56: Sl1, k3, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k1, mb with CC1 twice, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k1tbl.
Row 57: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 58: Sl1, k2, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2) twice, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k1tbl.
Row 59: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 60: Sl1, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k5, mb with CC1 twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, k4, k1tbl.
Row 61: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 62: Sl1, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, (k2, mb with CC1 twice) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1tbl.
Row 63: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 64: Sl1, k4, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k3, mb with CC2 twice, k4, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, k1tbl.
Row 65: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 66: Sl1, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, mb with CC1 twice, k2, mb with CC1 twice, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k2, k1tbl.
Row 67: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 68: Sl1, k3, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k1, mb with CC1 twice, k1, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k3, k1tbl.
Row 69: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 70: Sl1, k2, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2) twice, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k1tbl.
Row 71: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 72: Sl1, k2, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k4, k1tbl.
Row 73: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 74: Sl1, k3, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1tbl.
Row 75: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 76: Sl1, k4, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, k1tbl.
Row 77: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 78: Sl1, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, mb with CC1 twice, k5, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k2, k1tbl.
Row 79: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 80: Sl1, k3, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, (mb with CC1 twice, k2) twice, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k1tbl.
Row 81: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 82: Sl1, k2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k4, mb with CC2 twice, k3, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k1tbl.
Row 83: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 84: Sl1, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k5, mb with CC1 twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, mb with CC1 twice, k2, mb with CC1 twice, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k4, k1tbl.
Row 85: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 86: Sl1, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, (k2, mb with CC1 twice) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k1, mb with CC1 twice, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1tbl.
Row 87: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 88: Sl1, k4, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k3, mb with CC2 twice, k4, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, k1tbl.
Row 89: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 90: Sl1, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, k2, ssk, mb with CC1 twice, k2, mb with CC1 twice, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2, mb with CC1 twice, k5, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k2, k1tbl.
Row 91: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 92: Sl1, k3, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k1, mb with CC1 twice, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (mb with CC1 twice, k2) twice, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k1tbl.
Row 93: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 94: Sl1, k2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k4, mb with CC2 twice, k3, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k1tbl.
Row 95: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 96: Sl1, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, mb with CC1 twice, k2, mb with CC1 twice, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k4, k1tbl.
Row 97: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 98: Sl1, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, k1, mb with CC1 twice, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1tbl.
Row 99: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 100: Sl1, k4, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, k1tbl.
Row 101: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 102: Sl1, k4, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2) twice, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k2, k1tbl.
Row 103: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 104: Sl1, k3, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2) twice, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k1tbl.
Row 105: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 106: Sl1, k2, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2) twice, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k1tbl.
Row 107: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 108: Sl1, k2, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k1) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k4, k1tbl.
Row 109: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 110: Sl1, k3, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1tbl.
Row 111: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 112: Sl1, k4, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, k1tbl.
Row 113: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 114: Sl1, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, k2, mb with CC1 twice, k5, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k2, k1tbl.
Row 115: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 116: Sl1, k3, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (mb with CC1 twice, k2) twice, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k1tbl.
Row 117: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 118: Sl1, k2, (k2tog, yo) twice, k4, mb with CC2 twice, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k1tbl.
Row 119: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 120: Sl1, k2, (yo, ssk) 3 times, mb with CC1 twice, k2, mb with CC1 twice, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k4, k1tbl.
Row 121: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 122: Sl1, k3, (yo, ssk) 3 times, k1, mb with CC1 twice, k1, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1tbl.
Row 123: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 124: Sl1, k4, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, k1tbl.
Row 125: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 126: Sl1, k4, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2) twice, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k2, k1tbl.
Row 127: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 128: Sl1, k3, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2) twice, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k3, k1tbl.
Row 129: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 130: Sl1, k2, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2) twice, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k1tbl.
Row 131: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 132: Sl1, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k5, mb with CC1 twice, k2, (yo, ssk) twice, k4, k1tbl.
Row 133: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 134: Sl1, k3, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k3, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, (k2, mb with CC1 twice) twice, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, k3, k1tbl.
Row 135: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 136: Sl1, k4, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k3, mb with CC2 twice, k4, (yo, ssk) twice, k2, k1tbl.
Row 137: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 138: Sl1, k4, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, mb with CC1 twice, k2, mb with CC1 twice, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k2, k1tbl.
Row 139: Sl1 wyif, k2, p36, k4, p1tbl.
Row 140: Sl1, k3, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k2, k2tog, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2, ssk, k1, mb with CC1 twice, k1, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k3, k1tbl.
Row 141: Sl1 wyif, k3, p36, k3, p1tbl.
Row 142: Sl1, k2, k2tog, (yo, k2tog, yo, k2, mb with CC1, k2, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2) twice, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k4, k1tbl.
Row 143: Sl1 wyif, k4, p36, k2, p1tbl.
Row 144: Sl1, k2, yo, ssk, (yo, ssk, yo, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k2, yo, k) twice, (yo, ssk) twice, k4, k1tbl.

Kitchener Stitch
Preparatory steps

  1. Place CO sts from the waste yarn onto a needle.
  2. Hold the 2 needles together with WS inside and RS facing out. Cut a piece of yarn 3 times the length of the piece to graft (ideally, it would be the tail of your working yarn). Thread your needle.
  3. Pass tapestry needle purlwise through the first stitch of the front needle. Leave stitch on needle.
  4. Pass tapestry needle knitwise through the first stitch of the back needle, keeping yarn and tapestry needle under the needles. Leave stitch on needle.

Setup Steps 1-4 are worked only once.

Grafting knit (and garter) stitch

  1. Pass tapestry needle through the first stitch of front needle as if to knit. Drop this stitch from needle.
  2. Pass tapestry needle through the second stitch of front needle as if to purl. Leave this stitch on needle.
  3. Leaving yarn under needles, pass tapestry needle through the stitch of the back needle as if to purl. Drop this stitch from needle.
  4. Pass tapestry needle through the following stitch on the back needle as if to knit. Leave the stitch on needle.

Repeat Steps 1-4.

As you drop stitches off the needles, check the tension of your grafting row and adjust it as you go.
Note: As a common rule, a stitch gets dropped off the needle once you have passed the tapestry needle through it twice.
If you want to “knit” a stitch, you have to prepare it on the front needle as if to purl and drop it as if to knit, while on the back needle is the opposite, prepare as if to knit and drop off as if to purl.
If you want to “purl” a stitch, you have to prepare it as if to knit and drop off as if to purl on front needle, while on the back needle you have to prepare it as if to purl and drop of as if to knit.

Pattern notes

On WS rows, always purl together the stitch before the bobble together with the one left from the bobble.
It’s strongly recommended to weave in ends while knitting, “embroidering” the bobble ends, so to obtain a “mirrored bobble” on the WS of the scarf. Never work more than 5 flowers without weaving in ends. In this way, you won’t have a thousand ends to weave in at the end of the project. If you carefully embroider your flowers on the WS, you’ll obtain a scarf that’s a pleasure to see even when it shows the WS out.

Pattern

With MC and Provisional Cast-On Method, CO 44 sts.
Work 3 rows in St st.
Work the first row (WS) in Boccioli Pattern, then the second row, and insert a lifeline on it (the first RS Row in the pattern).
Continue working the Boccioli Pattern until 3 complete repeats have been worked or the scarf has reached the desired length.
It is possible to work only half repeat of the pattern (72 rows) if you want an easier pattern, but it’s recommended to include the full repeat because the complete repeat (144 rows) gives the scarf a gentle complexity that imitates the natural flowering.

Finishing

When the scarf is as long desired, leave sts on needle, unravel the Provisional CO and the provisional rows before the lifeline. Graft both sides of the scarf together using Kitchener Stitch. (Note: to graft yarn overs, simply work them as if they were knit sts.)
Weave in the Bobble ends if you didn’t it before.
Wash and gently block the piece. yarn ball

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