This pattern has been available on the Unique One website for a couple of months, in the "Current Newsletter" section. I thought I'd move it over here and offer it to my blog readers who may or may not already read the Unique One newsletter on line or get a hard copy of it via the mail.
I like this little scarf because it is reversible -- looks the same on both sides -- and it was fun yet relatively easy to knit. I say "relatively easy", because although it requires yarn overs and a couple slightly funky decrease methods, and it looks like it has a lot of rows in the pattern repeat, you really only have to remember two of the rows in the pattern. Just repeat stuff a lot. And every other row is simple knit one, purl one ribbing. It took me a couple pattern repeats to get the flow going, but once I "got it", everything was honeycakes and mead from then on out. I hope you have as much fun knitting it as I did! I'd like to try it in the new merino lace yarn that Victoria just ordered from Skacel (arriving mid-May), or oooh, ooooh, ooooh, that hand-dyed laceweight silk, "Andrea", from Schaefer, that I have sitting right here...... Ooops. Not enough time. But I will put it on my list!
RIBBED LEAVES ALPACA SCARF
Materials: 3 skeins Frogtree Alpaca fingering weight yarn; size 6 needles
Finished size: 72 inches long x 7.5 inches wide
Cast on 66 sts. Work in Ribbed Leaves pattern as follows.
Rows 1, 3,5, & 7(RS): *K1, P1, yo twice, [K1, P1] twice, K1, R2dec, [P1, K1] 5 times, P1; repeat from * to end.
Row 2 & all WS rows: work in K1, P1 rib, working double yo’s as 2 stitches.
Rows 9, 11, 13, & 15: *[K1, P1] 6 times, L2dec, [K1, P1] twice, K1, yo twice, P1; repeat from * to end.
Row 16: work as Row 2.
Repeat these 16 rows for Ribbed Leaves pattern.
Work in pattern until scarf measures 72 inches long or desired length. Bind off loosely.
K = knit
P = purl
yo = yarn over (wrap the yarn around the needle once, treat this wrapped yarn as a stitch in the next row)
R2dec = slip purl stitch to right hand needle, slip knit stitch to cable needle and hold in front, slip next purl stitch to right hand needle, slip knit stitch from cable needle back to left hand needle, slip 2 purl stitches back to left hand needle, purl 2 together, knit 2 together.
L2dec = with yarn in back, slip knit stitch to right hand needle knitwise, slip purl stitch to cable needle and hold in back, slip next knit stitch to right hand needle knitwise, slip purl stitch from cable needle back to left hand needle, leaving 2 knit stitches on right hand needle, knit these two together through the back loops, purl next 2 stitches on left hand needle together.