Bannister Rib Scarf


size: 9"x23"

Materials

  • Simply Soft yarn (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170g, 315 yds./288m skein): Country Blue, 12 oz.

Abbreviations

C4F = Slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold to front, k2, k2 from cable needle.
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remaining
RS = right side
St st = stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

Tools

  • One pair US size 11 (8mm) needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Cable needle
  • Crochet hook, size K-10.5 (6.5mm) for fringe
  • Yarn needle
  • Optional: Row markers; stitch markers

Directions

  • Gauge
  • 1. In stockinette stitch holding two strands of yarn together, 10 sts and 15 rows = 4”/10cm. (Note: Gauge is not critical for this project.)
  • Stitch Instructions
  • 1. Garter stitch (Garter st): Knit all sts every row.
  • 2. Bannister Rib Stitch (panel of 32 sts)
  • 3. Rows 1, 3, 5, 9, 13 and 17 (RS): K2 (edge sts – keep in Garter st); * p4, k4; repeat from * across to last 6 sts, p4, k2 (edge sts – keep in Garter st).
  • 4. Row 2 and all WS rows: K6, *p4, k4; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, k2.
  • 5. Rows 7, 11, 15 and 19: K2, p4, C4F, p4, k4, p4, C4F, p4, k2.
  • 6. Rows 21, 23, 25, 29, 33, and 37: Repeat Row 1.
  • 7. Rows 27, 31, 35 and 39: K2, * p4, k4, p4, C4F, p4, k4, p4, k2.
  • 8. Row 40: Repeat Row 2.
  • 9. Repeat Rows 1–40 for Bannister Rib st.
  • Helpful Hint
  • 1. Use markers each side of cables, if desired.
  • Note
  • 1. Hold two strands of yarn together throughout project.
  • Scarf
  • 1. Loosely cast on 32 sts.
  • Establish Pattern
  • 1. Also see Chart. (RS) Begin Bannister Rib st from written instructions; work even until piece measures 53”, or desired length. (Note: Fringe adds approximately 12” to finished length.)
  • 2. Bind off all sts loosely in pattern.
  • Finishing
  • 1. Block piece to measurements, if necessary, being careful not to flatten texture.
  • Fringe
  • 1. Cut strands 14” long. Holding 3 strands together, fold fringe in half. Using crochet hook, * insert hook from WS to RS into first st at one corner, pull through loop, insert ends into loop and pull tight against edge; repeat from *across each short end, working into every other stitch.
  • 2. Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

by Marilyn Losee for Caron International

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