Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Basket Weave Scarf: Scarves for Christmas

This scarf was a bit hard to find a pattern for. I have a strict rule (so far) that I won't pay for a knitting pattern. I will keep searching the internet until I find one similar or a different one that I like that's free. I had found a scarf pattern similar to this but it was $10 for the pattern. So I started on a hunt for a pattern for N's scarf. I remembered a baby blanket pattern that I had pinned previously on pinterest. It is a basket weave pattern blanket that I adapted into a scarf. I LOVE the way it turned out. I keep telling my husband with each scarf I knit how much I love the scarf and I hope that those that receive the scarf will love it even a quarter as much as I do!

The scarf has a border of seed stitch (six rows on the bottom with three stitches on each side). The basket weave is done in increments of six and I did the scarf twenty four stitches across (so it is still divisible by six and works with the pattern). The seed stitch border is shown below in bold.

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P K P  K P K P K P K P K P K P K P K P K P  K P K 
K P K  P K P K P K P K P K P K P K P K P K  P K P
P K P  K K K K K K P P P P P P K K K K K K  K P K
K P K  K K K K K K P P P P P P K K K K K K  P K P
P K P  K K K K K K P P P P P P K K K K K K  K P K
K P K  K K K K K K P P P P P P K K K K K K  P K P
P K P  K K K K K K P P P P P P K K K K K K  K P K 
K P K  K K K K K K P P P P P P K K K K K K  P K P
P K P  P P P P P P K K K K K K P P P P P P  K P K
K P K  P P P P P P K K K K K K P P P P P P  P K P
P K P  P P P P P P K K K K K K P P P P P P  K P K
K P K  P P P P P P K K K K K K P P P P P P  P K P
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K P K  P P P P P P K K K K K K P P P P P P  P K P

P K P  K K K K K K P P P P P P K K K K K K  K P K
K P K  K K K K K K P P P P P P K K K K K K  P K P
P K P  K K K K K K P P P P P P K K K K K K  K P K
K P K  K K K K K K P P P P P P K K K K K K  P K P
P K P  K K K K K K P P P P P P K K K K K K  K P K 
K P K  K K K K K K P P P P P P K K K K K K  P K P 

(Follow this pattern until your desired length. Finishing with the seed stitch border.)


P K P  K P K P K P K P K P K P K P K P K P  K P K 
K P K  P K P K P K P K P K P K P K P K P K  P K P
P K P  K P K P K P K P K P K P K P K P K P  K P K 

I have come to the conclusion that I love multi-color yarn and the pattern that it creates within the pattern!

A close up: basket weave is alternating blocks of knits and purls.

I loved the look of this scarf so much that it is the background for my CraftyRDH Facebook page. I would greatly appreciate it if you all would follow my blog and like my Facebook page.
Happy Crafting!