Vespers are the prayers said at evening, from the Latin word for evening, which are meditative and repetitive.
This design can also be described that way. The stitch used in the pattern is easy to memorize, and can be done at a relaxed pace.
Honeycomb provides all of the squeezable nature of garter stitch with a little bit more interest.
This infinity scarf can be worn long, doubled around the neck, or wrapped over the head and ears for extra warmth. It is knit in one piece, in the round, and requires little blocking.
Wonderland Yarns/Frabjous Fibers Mad Hatter 10 oz Mini Skein Set (100% Superwash Merino; 860 yds [786 m]/283 g): Lights 1 pack (in C1 – C10).
Size US 6 (4mm) needles, 40″ (100cm) circulars
Or size needed to obtain gauge
18 sts and 32 rounds = 4″ [10cm] in St st (unblocked)
16 sts and 47 rounds = 4″ [10cm] in patt after blocking
12” [30cm] deep and 72” [180cm] circumference
Tapestry needle, stitch marker for beginning of round (optional).
See our standard abbreviations.
K1B: Insert right hand needle as if to knit into st below next st on left hand needle and knit, making sure to bring yarn back through both the st below and the st on the needle.
P2tog w/Strand Below: Insert working needle into strand wrapped around next st, place on needle and purl together with next st.
The round gauge compresses the piece quite a bit and it can be difficult to measure the stitch gauge. If you use the St st gauge, your needle choice will be fine. This is a perfect design to use leftover yarns or mini skeins. Each stripe uses about 86 yds [79 m] of sport weight yarn.
Using C1, CO 288. Join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.
Knit 1 round.
Purl 1 round.
Begin Honeycomb Stitch (below) and work for approximately 1” [2.5cm] from beg, ending on rnd 2 or 4.
Switch to C2 and work for 1” [2.5cm], ending on rnd 2 or 4.
Cont in this manner, working from C3 through C9.
Switch to C10 and work for .75” [2cm], ending on rnd 1 or 3 (about 1 rnd fewer than what was worked for previous sections).
Knit 1 round.
BO loosely purlwise.
Weave in ends, wash and pat out to measurements.
Honeycomb Written Instructions (in the round)
Rnd 1:*K1, k1b; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: *P1, p2tog w/strand behind and below (created from the k1b); rep from * to end of rnd. Because you’re doing the p2tog with the strand below, it’s not a decrease in the traditional sense. This round does NOT change the stitch count.
Rnd 3: *K1b, K1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *P2tog w/strand behind and below (created from the k1b), p1; rep from * to end of rnd. Again, the p2tog does NOT change the stitch count since it’s worked with the strand below.
About the Designer: Ranée Mueller
Ranée is a homemaker living in rural Washington State with her larger than life family. She has been designing as Arabian Knits since 2004.
Knitting has been a part of her life for more than 30 years, and is now both her work and her relaxation. Texture, including cables and lace, unexpected use of color, and intriguing construction are the hallmarks of her designs
She can be found on Ravelry as Arabianknits, and her portfolio of patterns can be seen at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/ranee-mueller