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Home : Patterns : Short Row Scarf

Free Knitting Pattern: Short Row Scarf

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 70531AD
Rating: *****4.6 (based on 10 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
6 x 56 in. (15 x 142 cm) length measured along shorter edge

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6 x 56 in. (15 x 142 cm), length measured along shorter edge
Repeat Rows 1–10 until Scarf measures about 56 in. (142 cm), measured along longest edge, nearly all yarn has been used, end with a Row 10. Bind off.
The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)
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This dramatic scarf adds to any outfit. It's a great way to try out a new skill- short rows!
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Short Row Scarf

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®


16 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter Stitch (knit every row). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Short Rows are another way to add shaping to knitting, without increasing or decreasing. When working short rows, only part of a row is knit before your work is turned. This gradually adds height to one side of the knitting, while the other side is left as is. In the Short Row Scarf pattern, short rows are used to create an interesting scarf that spirals.

Cast on 25 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K20, turn, leave rem 5 sts unworked.
Row 3: K20.
Row 4: K15, turn, leave rem 10 sts unworked.
Row 5: K15.
Row 6: K10, turn, leave rem 15 sts unworked.
Row 7: K10.
Row 8: K5, turn, leave rem 20 sts unworked.
Row 9: K5.
Row 10: K across all 25 sts.
Repeat Rows 1–10 until nearly all yarn has been used, end with a Row 10.
Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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k = knit p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.6 (based on 10 reviews)
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Short Row Scarf Reviewed by Lydia MacKenzie on 2013-02-25 ***
For those of us who don't already know how to knit short rows, tried this pattern and simply turned the work and wondered why it wasn't working, here are some helpful videos from youtube to explain how to knit short rows.

This one explains the 'wrap' and is actually for a scarf

This one uses Lion Brand yarn and mentions that the wrap requires pulling the yarn to the front.

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