Rainy Day Scarf
May 25, 2005
It's another rainy day.
I knit this scarf way back in January & February. I love the yarn; it's a wool/silk blend from The Purled Llama . The yarn is called "Melena" and the color is called "Beth" (yes, it's named after me!)
I had the scarf on display at the NETA knit and spin weekend in February, and several people asked for the pattern to knit it. I assured them I'd write down the pattern, but I never did get around to it. But this morning the rain reminded me of the scarf's wavy pattern stitch, so I finally wrote down the pattern. And here 'tis:
Rainy Day Scarf
1 skein “Melena” or a couple hundred yards of any wool/silk heavy worsted weight yarn*(see note below)
size 5.5 mm (US size 9) needles
Finished measurements: 55 inches long, 4 inches wide (unblocked).
Cast on 28 sts.
Work in Wavy Pattern
Rows 1 - 4: (K 2, P 2) 7 times.
Row 5 & 7: P 1, (K 2, P 2) 6 times, K 2, P 1.
Row 6 & 8: K1, P 2, (K 2, P 2) 6 time, K 1
Rows 9 - 12: (P 2, K 2) 7 times
Row 13 & 15: K 1, (P 2, K 2) 6 times, P 2, K 1.
Row 14 & 16: P 1, K 2, (P 2, K 2) 6 times, P 1.
Rows 17 - 20: (K 2, P 2) 7 times
Rows 21 & 23: K 1, (P 2, K 2) 6 times, P 2, K 1.
Rows 22 & 24: P 1, K 2, (P 2, K 2) 6 times, P 1.
Rows 25 -28: (P 2, K 2) 7 times
Rows 29 & 31: P 1, (K 2, P 2) 6 times, K 2, P 1.
Rows 30 & 32: K1, P 2, (K 2, P 2), K 1
Repeat these 32 rows until you rund out of yarn; bind off; weave in ends.
*note: The Wavy Pattern could be adapted to suit any gauge yarn; it is a multiple of 4 sts/32rows. Just increase or decrease the number of times the K 2, P 2 (or P 2, K 2) is repeated in the middle. Actually, I guess you could even use it to make a baby blanket or an afghan. Or a pillow. Hmmm.....
I hope the sun comes out soon! The silk in this Melena yarn really looks lovely in sunlight.
(thinking: I bet this scarf would also be gorgeous in Alchemy Yarn's "Synchronicity" or "Bamboo").
Nothing like the gift of a free pattern to brighten up a soggy day. THANK you Beth !!
Posted by: Helen | May 26, 2005 at 06:59 AM
Hi Beth, The scarf is beautiful! Great job on the Melena. I'm glad you like it. Our web page address is www.thepurledllama.com , it's still a work in progress, but still viewable. Thanks. Terry
Posted by: Terry Erwin | May 26, 2005 at 09:36 AM
Hi Terry! Thanks for the link! I'll edit my post right away -- I want lots of people to see The Purled Llama's beautiful yarns. :)
Posted by: Beth Collins | May 26, 2005 at 02:05 PM
Thanks for the scarf pattern! . . . also loved looking at the pix of Camden -- I spent a year living in Lincolnville and we hung out in Camden as often as we could, the "theatre in the round" was one of my faves!
AnDy in Maine
Posted by: AnDy | May 26, 2005 at 03:53 PM
I absolutely LOVE this pattern. It works up quickly, and it looks so nice!
Posted by: Meaghan | December 01, 2006 at 01:31 PM
Thanks for the pattern. I've finished the scarf and posted a photo.
Posted by: Beth PFLAGfostermom | December 03, 2006 at 06:36 PM
how many skeins did you use?
Posted by: andria | August 16, 2009 at 12:53 PM
nevermind sorry im blind in one eye i didnt see it
Posted by: andria | August 16, 2009 at 01:03 PM
No problem :) Happy knitting :)
Posted by: Beth Collins | August 16, 2009 at 04:01 PM
I absolutely LOVE this pattern!!! Thank you so much for your generosity and sharing it with fellow knitters. Peace, Bonnie
Posted by: Bonnie Lingard | August 20, 2011 at 10:39 PM
Sure thing Bonnie! Happy knitting :) Beth
Posted by: Beth Collins | August 21, 2011 at 10:37 AM