The knitting bug has been ignited to a degree. Yesterday found me surfing around looking at scarf patterns.
Our office is so cold that I generally keep a scarf knotted around my neck every day in winter. I got to thinking about how much I enjoyed knitting that cushion cover, and I just couldn’t stop myself. (And I had some of that nasty Wal*Mart yarn left over that needed to be used, too.)
There are a *ton* of scarf patterns out there on the ‘net–Knitting Pattern Central has a great list of free patterns. Of course I couldn’t choose one of those. I had to fall in love with a photograph that had no pattern included. The knitter mentioned that it was a drop stitch pattern, but there was no link to a pattern.
Naturally I had to spend some time Googling for a free drop stitch scarf pattern like it. I found plenty that were several rows of garter stitch followed by a row of drop stitch, but none that had that cool zig-zag thing going on. Fortunately the original photo was detailed enough that I could count the stitches and guess at the method. (The photo here is a scan of my scarf-in-progress.)
I can’t say for sure that I’ve got it exactly like the inspiration scarf, but it’s close enough to suit me. Care to join me in an easy knit? (I knitted 10 inches while watching a few sit-coms last night even after starting over twice to work out the pattern.) Here’s how:
Cast on 25 stitches and knit across.
Row 1: *k5, k1,yo,k1,yo,yo,k1,yo,k1,k1,* repeat across, end with k5
Row 2: knit the knits and drop the yarn overs
Row 3: * k1,yo,k1,yo,yo,k1,yo,k1,k1,k5,* repeat across, end with k1,yo,k1,yo,yo,k1,yo,k1,k1
Row 4: repeat row 2
Repeat these four rows until you get tired of it, or until you run out of yarn, or until it’s long enough. Bind off loosely. Weave in ends. Done!
I’ll show you mine next week. (I almost said “on Monday,” but that might be too soon.)