My newest design, the Milly Cardigan, has an unusual i-cord edging to the neckline. This is a really easy edging to work - much quicker than a standard rib neckline, and gives a neat, thin stylish edge. The sample used here is knitted in shade 890 Libby Summers Fine Aran. See my ravelry page for more details of this project.
The i-cord edging tutorial begins here...
Following on the theme from my last free pattern for a Beginner's Beanie, here is a beginner's Scarf, knitted in the lovely Libby Summers Fine Aran yarn. Although mainly garter stitch, the style is refined with a lovely selvedge and finished off with a rib top and bottom. Wide stripes create interest for the knitter and open up lots of options for different colourways. I hope you enjoy this pattern. If you have, please comment below and also visit my ravelry page to add your project. You can also buy 'no frills' kits for this scarf here on my website, comprising the yarn needed and a basic printout of the pattern below. This will save you 15% on the price of the yarn.
3 x 50g ball Libby Summers Fine Aran in Yarn A (shown in 101)
1 x 50g ball Libby Summers Fine Aran in Yarn B (shown in 760)
1 x 50g ball Libby Summers Fine Aran in Yarn C (shown in 829)
1 x 50g ball Libby Summers Fine Aran in Yarn D (shown in 110)
1 x 50g ball Libby Summers Fine Aran in Yarn E (shown in 109)
Pair 35cm long 5mm [US8] needles
The Scarf measures approximately 185cm [69in] long and 18cm [8in] wide
18 sts and 30 rows to 10cm [4in] measured over garter stitch.
k = knit
p = purl
yf = yarn forward (or bring yarn to front of work)
sl 3p = slip three stitches, purlwise. (insert right hand needle into stitch, to transfer it from left hand needle to right hand needle. Do this in the same way you would insert the needle before purling a stitch)
NOTE: When changing colour during the garter stitch pattern, knit the first three stitches of the row in the old colour. This maintains the tubular edge. If you knit the first three stitches using your new colour it will break the continuity of the edging.
Cast on 37 sts using Yarn B
Work in rib pattern as follow:s
Row 1 (RS): (K1, p1) repeat to last st, k1.
Row 2: (P1, k1) repeat to last st, p1.
Repeat last 2 rows four times more (10 rows of rib altogether)
Change to Yarn A and work in garter stitch pattern with selvedge as follows:
*Row 1: K to last 3 sts, yf, sl 3p.
Row 2: Leaving yarn at back 3 sts in from edge, K to last 3 sts, yf, sl 3p.
Repeat these 2 rows 30 times more (32 rows in altogether in this colour).**
Change to Yarn C and repeat from * to **.
Working in stripes of 32 rows, repeat pattern as follows:
Change to Yarn C and work 10 rows in rib pattern as given for first 10 rows of scarf.
Cast off in rib. Sew in the ends carefully so they are not visible.
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