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Mystic Mountains Scarf

This eye-catching, color block scarf is knit in a bias garter stitch and the result is a completely reversible accessory that is fun and meditative to make. The zigzag stitch pattern doesn’t require any complicated techniques to achieve its striking look — just the use of simple short rows, increases and decreases. Extremely versatile and easy to customize, this pattern works well with virtually any yarn, especially gradient and hand-dyed yarns, since bias garter stitch is the perfect canvas to display color variations to the greatest possible effect.

Time: Weekend Project

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 6” / [15 cm] width x 60” / [152 cm] length (excluding fringe)

Gauge: 13 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in garter st

Materials

Yarn: Knit Picks Billow (100% Cotton; 120 yards [110 meters]/100 grams): 7255 Turmeric (MC, 2 hanks), 2412 Tea Rose (CC1, 1 hank), BO Natural (CC2, 2 hanks)

Needles: US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) 24” circular

Notions: Tapestry needle, US K/10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook (for attaching fringe)

Pattern Notes

The scarf is worked flat from end to end, using only one color at a time.

The yarn is held double throughout, with 2 strands of Turmeric held together as MC and 1 strand each of Tea Rose and Natural held together as CC.

A rows are always worked with MC; B rows are always worked with CC.

Always slip stitches purlwise with yarn in front unless instructed otherwise.

Knitting the scarf almost completely uses 2 hanks of Turmeric and 1 hank each of Tea Rose and Natural; it may be wise to purchase an extra hank of Turmeric and Tea Rose for insurance (or for multicolored fringe).

Pattern

Increasing

With MC and knitted CO method, CO 8 sts.

Inc Row 1: K1, yo, k1, turn, sl1 wyif, k1tbl, sl1 wyif.

Inc Row 2: K1, yo, k to 1 st past gap, turn, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, k1tbl, sl1 wyif.

Rep Inc Row 2 until there are 15 sts of MC.

With CC and knitted CO method, CO 6 sts.

Note: The CO should be worked so that the CO tails of both colors are adjacent at what will be the center of the scarf.

Rep Inc Row 1 once.

Rep Inc Row 2 until there are 11 sts of CC.

Body

Cont working with CC.

Row 1B: K1, yo, k to last CC st, k2tog with MC st, turn, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, k1tbl, sl1 wyif.

Rep Row 1B until there are 20 sts of CC and 6 sts of MC.

Slide and beg working with MC.

Row 1A: K1, yo, k to last MC st, k2tog with CC st, turn, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, k1tbl, sl1 wyif.

Rep Row 1A until there are 11 sts of MC and 15 sts of CC.

Rep this sequence of Rows 1B and 1A two more times to create a CC mountain with three peaks.

Cont working with MC. Rep Row 1A until there are 20 sts of MC and 6 sts of CC.

Slide and beg working with CC.

Rep Row 1B until there are 11 sts of CC and 15 sts of MC.

Rep this sequence of Rows 1A and 1B two more times to create a MC mountain with three peaks.

Cont working this sequence of zigzags to create four mountains of each color (or until scarf reaches desired length), stopping just before working the third MC peak of the final MC mountain.

Decreasing

After working the second CC valley of the final MC mountain (15 sts of MC and 11 sts of CC), slide and beg working with MC:

Work Row 1A once until there are 16 sts of MC and 10 sts of CC.

Dec Row 1A: K to last MC st, k2tog with CC st, turn, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Dec Row 2A: Sl1 wyif, k to last MC st, k2tog with CC st, turn, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Rep Dec Row 2A two more times (12 sts of MC and 6 sts of CC rem).

Slide and beg working with CC.

Work Row 1B three times until there are 9 sts of CC and 9 sts of MC.

Dec Row 1B: K to last CC st, k2tog with MC st, turn, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Dec Row 2B: Sl1 wyif, k to last CC st, k2tog with MC st, turn, sl1 wyif, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Rep Dec Row 2B four more times. (3 sts of CC and 3 sts of MC)

Dec Row 3B: Sl1 wyif, k1, k2tog last CC st with MC st, turn, sl1 wyif, k2tog. (2 sts of CC and 2 sts of MC)

Dec Row 4B: Sl1 wyif, k2tog last CC st with MC st, turn, sl1 wyif, sl same st back to left needle wyib, k2tog. (1 st of CC and 1 st of MC)

BO the final CC st over the final MC st.

Finishing

Cut MC and CC, leaving a 6″ tail.

Weave in all ends.

Block scarf as needed.

Cut 156 12″ strands of CC2 for fringe.

Divide strands into 6-strand bundles so as to have 13 bundles for each edge.

With crochet hook, attach fringe from alternate sides for each available st to maintain the scarf’s complete reversibility.

Trim fringe as needed to neaten the edge.

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Comments
  • Beautiful scarf. Is it okay to sell the finished product of this as long as your name, the pattern name, and link to the pattern is included on a tag of the finished scarf when sold? Thanks

    Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hi Jamie! Thank you for asking! Yes, you may sell the finished product and we appreciate you including the information on the tag. Thank you so much! Happy knitting! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
    • Nicola P.

      Hi Audrey! Let me know if you have a question and I’ll be happy to help. Thanks! – Nicola, Editor

      Reply
  • Cheryl B.

    Do you have to log onto a computer to view pattern charts? I use my phone but I don’t see any pattern charts or the print icon.

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    • Nicola P.

      Hello! This pattern doesn’t have any charts, but usually pattern charts appear underneath the photos on the right hand side of the page (on mobile it will be at the very bottom of the page, also underneath the photos but you will need to scroll pretty far down since it is a more compact screen). It doesn’t look like the printer icon shows up on mobile, but if you are on an iPhone, there will be a little box with an arrow to “share” the pattern and once you scroll through those options there should be a “Print” option. Hope this helps! – Nicola, Editor

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