Friday, April 22, 2005

Bias Scarf Pattern

This the pattern I worked out to make my sari scarf. This is a general pattern that should work with any type of yarn and an appropriate straight needle size. I worked my bias knit scarf out of recycled sari silk yarn with size 10.5 needles.

You will be working the increase/decrease pattern on every other row. To help you keep track of whether or not it’s an increase row, mark one of your needles with a rubber band, loop of contrasting yarn, or other device.

Set up rows:
Cast on 1.
Row 1: Kfb
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: Kfb, kfb (Note which needle you worked this row with, marked or unmarked. You will be working increases/decreases every row that you work with this needle.)

You should now have 4 stitches on your needles.

Increase rows:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Kfb, knit to last stitch, kfb

Repeat these two rows until the edge of your piece is your desired scarf width, ending with Row 2.

Straight rows:

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K2tog, knit to last stitch, kfb

Repeat these two rows until the longest edge of your scarf is the desired length, or until 10:00 the night before you really want to wear it, ending with Row 2.

Decrease rows:
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K2tog, knit to last two stitches, k2tog

Repeat these two rows until you have four stitches left on the needle.

Finishing rows:
Row 1: K2tog, k2tog
Row 2: K2tog

Cut yarn and draw yarn tail through last stitch. Weave in ends.

3 comments:

PBnJ said...

Just what I was looking for! A nice and simple, easy to understand pattern for Bias knitting! Thanks for sharing. =)

Sara said...

are the ends pointed?

Anonymous said...

Sara, the ends are not pointed - they are squared off.