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Edgy by Susan Lawrence

I love knitting lace and I love symmetry.  I also love knitting patterns that are adaptable to a wide range of different yarns.  This design incorporates all these features and, as an added bonus,there’s no purling!  But you’ll have to stay alert because the lace pattern I used for this design does not have a resting row.

The design incorporates a lace edging pattern worked in mirror images with an optional center panel.  Version A is knit in a DK weight yarn with no center panel patterning.  Version B is knit in a handpainted, fingering-weight yarn with a narrow center panel of ridged fagotting.  Both versions are worked on a garter stitch ground so the finished scarf lies completely flat.  

Want to use a finer yarn and make a wider scarf?  No problem! Just add stitches to the center panel of Version B in increments of 3.  Don’t like the center panel I used?  No problem!  Substitute any stitch pattern you like for the center panel in Version B or increase the number of stitches in the center of Version A and work them in garter stitch.

Sizes

Varies                
Finished Measurements of Sample Scarves:
Version A (DK weight yarn): 11 inches wide, 74 inches long (measured from point-to-point after blocking; 38 pattern repeats)
Version B (fingering weight yarn): 11.5 inches wide, 59 inches long (measured from point-to-point after blocking; 30 pattern repeats)

Yarn

Version A: Skylark Yarns Luminescence (70% North American alpaca, 30% soy; 200 yards [183 meters] / 2.25 oz skein): color Hibiscus, 2 skeins
Version B: Pidgeon Roof Studios Original Sock Yarn (100% superwash merino wool; 370 yards [338 meters] / 100g skein): color Blush, 1 skein

Needles

Version A: 1 set US #6 (4.25 mm): straight or circular
Version B: 1 set US #3 (3 mm): straight or circular

Gauge

Gauge is not crucial for this project and the following are suggestions only.  Use any size needle that give you a knitted fabric you like.
Version A: 19 sts/26 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch (unblocked, slightly stretched)
Version B: 24 sts/34 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stockinette stitch (unblocked, slightly stretched)

Notions

Tapestry needle; crochet hook and smooth cotton waste yarn for provisional cast on

Abbreviations

Please see our standard list of abbreviations.

Chart Notes

Read the charts from the bottom to the top.  Odd-numbered rows are worked from the right to the left.  Even-numbered rows are worked from the left to the right.

Directions

When two numbers are given, the number in parentheses applies to Version B.

Using a provisional cast on, CO 33(41) sts, leaving a yarn tail at least 5 yards / 5 meters long.

Begin working the lace pattern, following either the appropriate chart or these written instructions:

Version A          

Row 1:   K2, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k5, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2.
Row 2:   K2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k17, ssk, yo, k5, yo, k2.  
Row 3:   K2, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2. 
Row 4:   K2, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k13, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2. 
Row 5:   K2, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2. 
Row 6: K2, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k15, ssk, yo, k7, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2.
Row 7: Ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k3, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog.
Row 8: K2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k15, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k1, ssk.
Row 9: Ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k3, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog.
Row 10: K2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k19, yo, ssk, k3, ssk, yo, k1, ssk.
Row 11: Ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, yo, k4, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k5, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, k4, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog.
Row 12: K2tog, k1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k23, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1, ssk.

Version B               

Row 1:   K2, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k3, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k2, [ssk, yo, k1] 3 times, k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2. 
Row 2:   K2, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k8, [k2tog, yo, k1] 3 times, k8, ssk, yo, k5, yo, k2.      
Row 3:   K2, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, k1, [ssk, yo, k1] 3 times, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2. 
Row 4:   K2, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k6, [k2tog, yo, k1] 3 times, k6, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2. 
Row 5:   K2, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, yo, ssk, [ssk, yo, k1] 3 times, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2.                                     
Row 6:  K2, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k7, [k2tog, yo, k1] 3 times, k7, ssk, yo, k7, yo, ssk, k1, yo, k2.
Row 7: Ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k3, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, [ssk, yo, k1] 3 times, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog.
Row 8: K2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, [k2tog, yo, k1] 3 times, k7, yo, ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k1, ssk.
Row 9: Ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k1, [ssk, yo, k1] 3 times, k1, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog.
Row 10: K2tog, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k9, [k2tog, yo, k1] 3 times, k9, yo, ssk, k3, ssk, yo, k1, ssk.
Row 11: Ssk, k1, yo, ssk, k1, ssk, yo, k4, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k2, [ssk, yo, k1] 3 times, k2, ssk, yo, ssk, yo, k4, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog.
Row 12: K2tog, k1, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k11, [k2tog, yo, k1] 3 times, k11, yo, sl1-k2tog-psso, yo, k1, ssk.                     

Repeat Rows 1-12 until the scarf is as long as you like it or until you are almost out of yarn.  

Work a picot bind off as follows

Knit 1 row.
BO 1(2) sts, *transfer the st from the RH ndl to the LH ndl, CO 2 sts using a knitted cast-on, BO 4(5)  sts; repeat from * to end of row, ending with BO 3(4) sts.

Release the sts from the provisional cast on and repeat the picot bind off for the other end of the scarf by using the yarn tail from the cast on.

Finishing

Weave in yarn ends.  Soak scarf in cool water until thoroughly wet.  Gently squeeze out the excess water.  Place the scarf between two towels and press out more water.  Block by pinning the damp scarf on a flat surface, pulling out the points at the sides.  Remove pins when completely dry.  

About the Designer: Pamela Covert

pamela covertPam has been knitting and crocheting for over 40 years. Her formal education was in Music Theory and Composition but she left academia to raise 3 children. During that time her passion for the fiber arts grew from a hobby to her primary form of creative expression.

Pam has had gallery shows of her fiberart. She has designed knitting and crochet patterns for several yarn companies and has had her patterns published in several knitting magazines.

You can find her online at her blog.

Pattern and images © 2008 Pamela Covert. Contact .

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