Friday, April 15, 2005

Mitered Squares Scarf

This modern take on the classic argyle necktie adds a bit of colorful whimsy to any wardrobe. The diamonds down the center are made using a mitered (a.k.a. modular or domino) knitting technique, where stitches are picked up for two sides of the square and double-decreases are made in the middle of every other row until you come to a point. The triangles along the sides are just half of a diamond. This method gives a patchwork feel without the hassle of sewing seams.

Materials:
Lion Brand Watercolors (65% Acrylic, 35% Merino Wool, 1.75oz/50g, 55yds/50m) one ball each in 980-347 Purple Haze (A), 980-308 Blue Lagoon (B) and 980-373 Pond Green (C)
US 11 (8mm) straight needles
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
10 sts = 4in (10cm) in garter st on US 11 (8mm)

Finished Size:
5.5in (14cm) wide by 60in (152cm) long

Pattern:
First Diamond:
With color A, CO 20.
Row 1: k20.
Row 2: k8, k2tog, ssk, k8.
Row 3: k18.
Row 4: k7, k2tog, ssk, k7.
Continue in garter st, dec'ing 2 sts in the middle of every RS row, until only 2 sts rem. K2tog, tie off.
Right-Hand Triangle:
With B, pick up 10 sts along right selvage edge, starting from CO edge and working up to top point.
Row 1: k10.
Row 2: ssk, k8.
Row 3: k9.
Row 4: ssk, k7.
Continue in garter st, dec'ing 1 st at beg of every RS row, until 1 st rem, tie off.
Left-Hand Triangle:
With B, pick up 10 sts along left selvage edge of square, starting at top point and working down to CO edge.
Row 1: k10.
Row 2: k8, k2tog.
Row 3: k9.
Row 4: k7, k2tog.
Continue in garter st, dec'ing 1 st at end of every RS row, until 1 st rem, tie off.
Inner Diamond:
With C, pick up 20 sts along selvages edges of both triangles (10 sts on each). Work same as first diamond, dec'ing 2 sts in middle of every RS row, until 2 sts rem. K2tog, tie off.
Keep making triangles on the sides and squares in the middle until scarf reaches desired length, changing colors as often as you like, and ending with a square. Weave in ends.

Tie it like a man’s tie, wear it like a scarf or however you like.

Feel free to comment here with questions.

This pattern is intended for personal use only. Please do not try to sell it or any product made from it. Thank you.

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