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Barley Harvest Skinny Scarf

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Barley Harvest Skinny Scarf

Notes: This is a Double Lace Rib worked in two sections, each end is finished with a picot bind off.  The Double Lace Rib is worked in multiples of 6 stitches + 2. The pattern repeats every 4 rows. The dimensions of the scarf pictured are 93 x 5.5 centimetres.  The finished size of your scarf will depend on your tension, I knit tight 🙂

Materials: 40 grams Sublime baby cashmere merino silk DK, shade 0003 (vanilla).  This yarn is sold in 50 gram balls, you could use a whole ball, I didn’t have that much.  4mm and 3.5 mm needles.

Pattern

> Using 4 mm needles cast on 20 stitches.

>Row 1 Knit.

>Row 2 Purl.

>Row 3 Knit.

>Row 4 Purl.

Start the Double Lace Rib

>Change to 3.5 mm needles.

>Row 5 Knit 2, *Purl 1, Yarn Over, Knit 2 together through the back of the loop only, Purl 1, Knit 2.  Repeat from * to the end of the row. 20 Stitches.

>Row 6 Purl 2, *Knit 1, Purl 2.  Repeat from * to the end of the row.  20 stitches.

>Row 7 Knit 2, *Purl 1, Knit 2 together, Yarn Over, Purl 1, Knit 2.  Repeat from * to end of row.  20 stitches.

>Row 8 Purl 2, *Knit 1, Purl 2.  Repeat from * to the end of the row.  20 stitches.

Repeat rows 5-8 until the first section of your scarf is 23 centimetres in length, for me this was 17 and a half pattern repeats, I ended on a row 6.

Picot bind off

(can be done on any multiple of 3 stitches + 2)

> Change to 4mm needles

> Cast off 2 stitches.

> *Slip stitch that remains on your right-hand needle back onto your left-hand needle.

> Cast on 2 stitches.

> Cast off 4 stitches.

> Repeat from * until 1 stitch remains.

> Break yarn and fasten off.

Second section

Keeping the 4mm needles…

>Pick up 20 stitches from the cast-on end of the scarf (not the picot end).

>Row 1 Knit.

>Row 2 Purl.

>Row 3 Knit.

>Row 4 Purl.

Start the Double Lace Rib

>Change to 3.5 mm needles.

>Row 5 Knit 2, *Purl 1, Yarn Over, Knit 2 together through the back of the loop only, Purl 1, Knit 2.  Repeat from * to the end of the row 20 Stitches.

>Row 6 Purl 2, *Knit 1, Purl 2.  Repeat from * to the end of the row.  20 stitches.

>Row 7 Knit 2, *Purl 1, Knit 2 together, Yarn Over, Purl 1, Knit 2.  Repeat from * to end of row.  20 stitches.

>Row 8 Purl 2, *Knit 1, Purl 2.  Repeat from * to the end of the row.  20 stitches.

Repeat rows 5-8 until the second section of your scarf is 73 centimetres in length, for me this was 50 and a half pattern repeats, I ended on a row 6.

Picot bind off

(can be done on any multiple of 3 stitches + 2)

> Change to 4mm needles.

> Cast off 2 stitches

>  *Slip stitch that remains on your right-hand needle back onto your left-hand needle

> Cast on 2 stitches

> Cast off 4 stitches

> Repeat from * until 1 stitch remains

> Break yarn and fasten off.

> Weave in ends, block if this suits you.  Wear with a smile!

Suggestions for modifications:

* Add a button small enough to fit through the lace ‘hole’ to the area where the two sections meet.  Use this to fasten together the scarf sections.

* Make your section break at the half way point, you can judge this by weighing the yarn and stopping when you have used 20/25 grams.

* Omit the plain knit and purl rows and work entirely in the Double Lace Rib.

Here’s a link to the pattern info. on Ravelry.

Enjoy!

This is a free pattern and it is my first pattern.  Please let me know if you make a version or if you find any mistakes.  This is my intellectual property, don’t use the pattern to your commercial advantage without asking first and then, you know, gaining permission.   I retain the moral right to be identified as the author.

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