Peak My Interest Scarf

The Peak My Interest knit scarf features colorful stripes through the center, woven dropped stitches on the sides, and embroidered peaks on the ends. All of these elements come together to make a unique scarf that’s sure to impress!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 8” x 62”

Gauge: 22 sts and 29 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Knit Picks Paragon (50% Fine Merino Wool, 25% Baby Alpaca, 25% Mulberry Silk; 123 yards [112 meters]/50 grams): 28610 Breeze (A, 2 skeins), 27713 Winter Night (B, 1 skein)
26970 Pimento (C, 1 skein), 26971 Turmeric (D, 1 skein), 28609 Aurora (E, 1 skein)

Needles: US size 7 (4.5 mm) straight

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern

First End

With A, CO 43 sts.

Row 1: P1, k1, p1, k until 3 sts rem, p1, k1, p1.
Row 2: K1, p1, k1, p until 3 sts rem, k1, p1, k1.
Rep Rows 1-2 until piece meas 9” from CO edge.

Middle

Row 1: With B, p1, k1, p1, k until 3 sts rem, p1, k1, p1.
Row 2: With C, k1, p1, k1, p until 3 sts rem, k1, p1, k1.
Row 3: With A, rep Row 1.
Row 4: With B, rep Row 2.
Row 5: With C, rep Row 1.
Row 6: With A, rep Row 2.
Rows 7-30: Rep Rows 1-6.
Rows 31-32: Rep Rows 1-2.
Row 33: With A, rep Row 1.
Row 34: With A, rep Row 2.
Row 35: With A, rep Row 1.
Rows 36-37: Rep Rows 34-35.
Row 38: With D, rep Row 2.
Row 39: With E, rep Row 1.
Row 40: With A, rep Row 2.
Row 41: With D, rep Row 1.
Row 42: With E, rep Row 2.
Row 43: With A, rep Row 1.
Rows 44-67: Rep Rows 38-43.
Rows 68-69: Rep Rows 38-39.
Row 70: With A, rep Row 2.
Row 71: With A, rep Row 1.
Row 72: With A, rep Row 2.
Rows 73-107: Rep Rows 1-35.
Rows 108-142: Rep Rows 38-72.
Rows 143-177: Rep Rows 1-35.
Rows 178-142: Rep Rows 38-72.
Rows 73-107: Rep Rows 1-35.
Rows 108-212: Rep Rows 38-72.
Rows 213-247: Rep Rows 1-35.
Rows 248-282: Rep Rows 38-72.
Rows 283-284: Rep Rows 71-72.
Rows 285-319: Rep Rows 1-35.

Second End

Cont with A.

Row 1: P1, k1, p1, k until 3 sts rem, p1, k1, p1.
Row 2: K1, p1, k1, p until 3 sts rem, k1, p1, k1.
Rep Rows 1-2 until A section meas 9”.
Final Row: P1, k1, p1, drop 1, yo, k until 4 sts rem, drop 1, yo, p1, k1, p1.
BO all sts knit wise, pull dropped sts so they drop all the way through the CO.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Block piece flat.

Woven Sides

Cut 2 strand of E, 4 strands of B, C, and D, each 90” long.

Weave C through the dropped sts on one side of the scarf by weaving it over the first dropped st, under the next, over the next, under the next, and so on.

Weave D next to C, switching the overs and unders.

Weave B next, then E, B, D, and C, starting next B with an over, then E with an under and so on.

Flatten out scarf to even out the weaving, leaving an even amount of extra yarn hanging from both ends.

Rep all steps on other side.

Make sure weaving isn’t pulled too tight or loose so that scarf hangs nicely.

Tie each of the 4 sets of yarn strand ends in overhand knots.

Embroidery

With D, make 35 cross stitches across one end of Scarf. There should be 35 sts between the 2 sets of dropped sts, so that makes 1 cross stitch over each knit st.
See Chart 1

When referring to cross stitches, they will be numbered 1-35 from left to right.

With C, come up in the center of cross stitch 28, down 7 sts above the center of cross stitch 28,
up 2 sts above that, down on the right point of cross stitch 28, up in the center of cross stitch 29,
down 11 sts above the center of cross stitch 28, up 2 sts below that, down on the left point of the cross stitch 28, up in the center of cross stitch 27, down 11 sts above the center of cross stitch 28.
All of this is the Center Peak.

Rep Center Peak using cross stitches 18, 19, and 20 in place of 27, 28 and 29.
See Chart 2

With D, rep Center Peak using cross stitches 11, 12, and 13.

Come up in the right point of cross stitch 17, down 13 sts above the center of cross stitch 19,
up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 17, up in the right point of cross stitch 20,
down 13 sts above the center of cross stitch 19, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 21.

Come up in the right point of cross stitch 26, down 13 sts above the center of cross stitch 28, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 26, up in the right point of cross stitch 25, down 17 sts above the center of cross stitch 28, up 4 sts below that, down in the right point of cross stitch 29, up in the center of cross stitch 30, down 15 sts above the center of cross stitch 28, up 2 sts above that, down in the right point of cross stitch 30.
See Chart 3

With B, rep Center Peak using cross stitches 6, 7, and 8.

Come up in right point of cross stitch 10, down 13 sts above the center of cross stitch 12, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 10, up in the right point of cross stitch 13, down 13 sts above the center of cross stitch 12, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 14.

Come up in the right point of cross stitch 16, down 17 sts above the center of cross stitch 19, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 16, up in the right point of cross stitch 21, down 17 sts above the center of cross stitch 19, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 22.

Come up in the center of cross stitch 25, down 19 sts above the center of cross stitch 28, up 2 sts above that, down in the right point of cross stitch 24, up in the center of cross stitch 24, down 23 sts above the center of cross stitch 28, up 4 sts below that, down in the center of cross stitch 31, up in the right point of cross stitch 31, down 21 sts above the center of cross stitch 28, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 32.

See Chart 4

With E, rep Center Peak using cross stitches 3, 4, and 5.

Come up in the right point of cross stitch 5, down 13 sts above the center of cross stitch 7, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 5, up in the right point of cross stitch 8, down 13 sts above the center of cross stitch 12, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 9.

Come up in the right point of cross stitch 9, down 17 sts above the center of cross stitch 12, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 9, up in the right point of cross stitch 14, down 17 sts above the center of cross stitch 12, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 15.

Come up in the right point of cross stitch 15, down 21 sts above the center of cross stitch 19, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 15, up in the right point of cross stitch 22, down 21 sts above the center of cross stitch 19, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 23.

Come up in the right point of cross stitch 23, down 25 sts above the center of cross stitch 28, up 2 sts above that, down in the center of cross stitch 23, up in the right point of cross stitch 22, down 27 sts above the center of cross stitch 28, up 4 sts below that, down at the right point of cross stitch 32, up in the center of cross stitch 33, down 25 sts above the center of cross stitch  28, up 2 sts above that, down in the right point of cross stitch 33.
See Chart 5

Rep embroidery on other end.

Tassels

Cut 18 pieces of B, C, D, and E, each 10” long.

Fold a B piece in half and pull the center through below the center of cross stitch 1, thread ends through loop and pull tight to make the first tassel.

Make next tassel under the center of cross stitch 2 with C, 3 with D, 4 with E, 5 with B, and so on.

Lay flat, trim ends of weaving and tassels all to an even length about 2.5-3”.

Rep tassels on other end.

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