Beautiful Pattern for a Scarf

From Exercises in Knitting by Cornelia Mee. Original text at Project Gutenberg.

Sample for Beautiful pattern for a scarf by Cornelia Mee

Original Pattern

Five ounces of Shetland wool, or 4 of silk, are required. This may either be worked with a deep shaded border or all plain; worked in the fine black Shetland wool or Ardoise silk, it has the effect of black lace. The patterns both for the border and the centre may be applied for a variety of purposes, and where beauty and elegance of pattern are appreciated, they cannot fail to be admired.

For the border, cast on 130 stitches; 2 are kept for each edge, which are not mentioned in the pattern; they are knit and seamed every alternate row. No. 11 pins for Shetland wool, and No. 12 for Ardoise, are good sizes. Nine stitches form the pattern; so, if wished wider or narrower, either add or take off 9 stitches. Knit 1 plain row, seam and now commence the border, which may be knit about half-a-yard deep.

First row:—Seam 2, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, make 1; repeat.

Second row:—Seam 7, knit 2, alternately.

Third row:—Seam 2, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1.

Fourth row:—Seam 7 and knit 2 alternately.

Fifth row:—Seam 2, knit 2, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 2.

Sixth row:—Seam 7 and knit 2 alternately.

Repeat these 6 rows.

For the centre:—Knit 1 row, seam 1, then commence the pattern. Only 1 stitch is for the edge at each side, the pattern is of 16 stitches.

First row:—Knit 1, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 5, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 4; repeat.

Second row:—Seamed.

Third row:—Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, taking the back of the stitches, knit 2; repeat.

Fourth row:—Seamed.

Fifth row:—Knit 1, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 2, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 2 together, taking the back of the stitches, knit 1; repeat.

Sixth row:—Seamed.

Seventh row:—Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together twice, make 1, knit 7, make 1, knit 2 together; repeat.

Eighth row:—Seamed.

Ninth row:—Knit 1, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2; repeat.

Tenth row:—Seamed.

Eleventh row:—Knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 3, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 3; repeat.

Twelfth row:—Seamed.

Repeat these 12 rows till the scarf is from 1½ to 2 yards long in the centre, as may be desired. Knit 1 row, seam 1 row.

Then knit the border, as on the other side. A pretty fringe for this scarf is 3 rows netted with double silk, on a mesh of this width —-,[*] and 1 row on a mesh 3 inches wide, netting 3 stitches into each loop.

[*] Transcriber’s note: in the source text, this dash is eight millimeters long.

Updated Version

Abbreviations

P = Purl
yo = yarn over
K2tog = Knit 2 together
K = Knit
SL = slip stitch as if to knit
psso = pass slipped stitch over
SSK = slip slip knit

Border pattern is worked over 9 stitches and 6 rows. Main pattern is worked over 16 stitches and 12 rows.

Sample was worked on 130 stitches, 14 border patterns with 2 stitches leftover at each end, and 8 main patterns with 1 stitch leftover at each end. Leftover stitches were worked in stocking stitch (knit on odd rows, purled on even rows).

Border pattern was worked 6 times (36 rows), and main pattern was worked worked 4 times (48 rows).

Sample was worked on 2 mm needles, using Crystal Palace Panda Silk, to give 29sts/10cm after blocking. The sample used 15gm/0.5oz (56.1m/61.2yd) of Crystal Palace Panda Silk for the border and 20gms/0.75oz (74.8m/81.6yd) for 4 repeats of the central pattern.

Choose number of pattern repeats, yarn, and needles to suit your project.

Cast on desired number of stitches.

Knit 1 row.

Purl 1 row.

Work border pattern as follows:
Row 1: P2, yo, K2tog, K3, K2tog, yo

Row 2 and all even rows: P7, K2

Row 3: P2, K1, yo, K2tog, K1, K2tog, yo, K1

Row 5: P2, K2, yo, SL1, K2tog, psso, yo, K2

Knitting chart for Beautiful pattern for a scarf border

Repeat these 6 rows until border is desired length (original pattern is 18″, 45cm deep. However the borders can be knit to any length desired)

Knit 1 row.

Purl 1 row.

Work main pattern as follows:
Row 1: K1, yo, SL1, K2tog, psso, yo, K5, yo, SL1, K2tog, psso, yo, K4

Row 2 and all even rows: purl

Row 3: K2tog, yo, K1, yo, K2tog, K2, K2tog, yo, K3, yo, SSK, K2

Row 5: K1, yo, SL1, K2tog, psso, yo, K2, K2tog, yo, K5, yo, SSK, K1

Row 7: K2tog, yo, K1, yo, K2tog, K2tog, yo, K7, yo, K2tog

Row 9: K1, yo, SL1, K2tog, psso, yo, K3, yo, K2tog, K3, K2tog, yo, K2

Row 11: K2tog, yo, K1, yo, K2tog, K3, yo, K2tog, K1, K2tog, yo, K3

Knitting chart for Beautiful patten for a scarf, centre

Repeat these 12 rows until scarf is desired length (original pattern is 4 1/2ft (135cm) to 6ft (180cm) in length for the centre panel, making a scarf 7 1/2ft (225cm) to 9ft (270cm) long including the borders. However the centre can be knit to any length desired)

Knit 1 row.

Purl 1 row.

Work border as for the other end.

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