originally posted November 22, 2010
Here’s a scarf I made for my niece who moved up to northern Florida this summer for college. I have several knitting stitch pattern books and this zigzag pattern caught my eye, and I thought it would be perfect as a scarf. A few weeks before starting the scarf I picked up a few balls of Naturally Caron Spa – a 75% acrylic, 25% bamboo blend and super soft.
I actually tried two other patterns before settling on the zigzag and found they didn’t work well with this particular yarn. The yarn I think was a bit too soft and I was encountering problems with stretching at the ends and the yarn just not holding its shape with those patterns. I wasn’t too sure about the zigzag pattern but when I started working it up it became pretty apparent the Caron Spa was perfect for this particular stitch, and the end result is a sophisticated, lacy scarf.
Naturally Caron Spa – 2 balls (lt. worsted, DK)
Size 6 needles
Pattern note: Perform “yf” the same as a yarn over.
CO 45 stitches
Knit 3 rows
Row 1: (right side): k4, *s1, k1, psso, k2, yf, k2, repeat from * to last 5 sts, k5
Row 2: k4, *Purl, repeat * to last 4 sts, k4
Repeat rows 1 and 2 two more times (rows 3 thru 6)
Row 7: k7, *yf, k2, k2tog, k2, repeat from * to last 8 sts, yf, k2, k2tog, k4
Row 8: k4, *Purl, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4
Repeat rows 7 and 8 two more times (rows 9 thru 12)
Repeat the above 12 rows until the piece measures about 50 inches.
Knit 3 rows.
Finished size: Approximately 7-1/2 inches wide by 51-1/2 inches long