Sunday, 11 June 2017

Broken Rib Unisex Scarf


I hate it when my crafty adventures come with a time frame for completion.  I'd much prefer to carry on at my own gentle pace, rather than let the pressure of an approaching cold snap determine when a project needs completing.  And so it was that I found myself one weekend frantically knitting my daughter a scarf for school that had been started weeks earlier, but needed to be worn for the freezing temps that were fast approaching.


The school allows any scarf as long as it is black and my daughter wanted something quite long, a requirement that meant more knitting in what was becoming an increasingly limited time frame.  Aaaaargh  Thankfully the broken rib stitch is quick to knit up!




You will need:

6 x balls Cleckheaton Country 14ply
1 pair 7mm needles













Pattern

Cast on 32 stitches

Row 1 (wrong side) Knit
Row 2 (right side) *K1, P1 repeat from * to end of row.

Rows 1 and 2 form broken rib pattern.  Continue until scarf is desired length. Block and sew in ends.


The stitch does tend to curl in a little at the edges, so blocking (Louise has done a great tutorial here) really gives a professional finish.  Broken Rib stitch has two different sides so the scarf is a lovely textural piece, but also thick and warm for the commute to school.

Happy Knitting 

Deb

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19 comments:

  1. What weight yarn did you use? The named yarn does not indicate the weight.

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  2. What a beautiful stitch. I am using it as a panel in a mobius cowl

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  3. As a gift, what is usual length for a man?

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    1. My research tells me that between 60 and 90 inches is best. The taller the man, the longer the scarf. So about 60 to 70 inches for someone of average height. Deb

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    2. I read somewhere that the scarf should be same length as the wearer's height.

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  4. What size is 7mm needles in US size. I Googled it and can't find anything

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    1. There is no US equivalent, the 7 mm exists only in non us sizes.

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  5. 7 mm is between size 10 1/2 and 11. I'd suggest you could use either one.

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  6. Really like the pattern as a any one can wear it and especially like the border...i like to make scarves for gifts. Thank you .

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  7. HI. I would like to make a scarf for my college son and younger son. I love this pattern but the boys want two colors. Can I do this pattern with 2 colors? If so, can you tell me how? If not, can you recommend another pattern? Thank you so much!

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  8. Do you know the yardage for the wool you used? I've tried hunting it down on the internet for weeks, finally broke down and contacted the company that makes the Cleckheaton yarn and their reply to my inquiry was that they have never made anything called country 14 ply, so I sent them a link to this page so they could see your photo and they still claim they did not produce this yarn, while assuring me that they are the only company entitled to use the name. I know it's chunky, I just want to make sure I have enough to complete the project. Your pattern is awesome by the way!

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  9. If I put 2 or 3 knit stitches at the beginning of each pattern row, would that eliminate the scarf curling?
    The last one I made, the entire scarf curled up once worn.
    Thank you.

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  10. Edith11 October 2018 at 05:08
    If I put 2 or 3 knit stitches at the beginning of each pattern row, would that eliminate the scarf curling?
    The last one I made, the entire scarf curled up once worn.
    Thank you.

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  12. What us the stitch multiple? I want it wider than 32 stitches.

    Thank you.

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  13. Such a lovely scarf. Love the yarn you used but I'm wondering, can I use the Caron Cakes instead? And if so, what size needle should i use? thanks!!

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