Monday, February 12, 2007

Happy early Valentine's Day

mz is feeling particularly lovey-dovey this Valentine's week, so i thought i'd share this original pattern design with you. a little late, perhaps, to knit it up in time for the big day, but i suppose if you knit fast, or knit it with big needles and chunky yarn, you'll whip it up in no time. in any case, enjoy it!

Chained Hearts Scarf
(a mzundercover original)

Yarn: Plymouth Galway 100% Worsted Weight Wool

Gauge: US 8 = 5 sts/in (but it's a scarf so gauge isn't critical)

Finished measurements:

60” long, 4” wide


Cast on 21 stitches.

Work 4 rows of seed stitch: k1, p1 to end of row

Row 1: (k1, p1) twice, place marker, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl1, k1, psso, yo, k1, place marker, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 2 (and all even numbered rows): (k1, p1) twice, purl across to marker, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 3: (k1, p1) twice, k2, *yo, k2tog twice, pass first stitch over the second, yo, k3*. Repeat between *s across row and END LAST REPEAT: k2 (instead of k3), (p1, k1) twice.

Row 5: (k1, p1) twice, k2, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k2, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 7: (k1, p1) twice, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 9: (k1, p1) twice, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, sl1, k1, psso, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 10: (k1, p1) twice, purl across to marker, (p1, k1) twice.

Repeat these rows until scarf is 60” or desired length. Work 4 rows of seed stitch. Bind off in pattern.

Block to size.

Keep in mind that this is stockinette, and the scarf may have a tendency to curl in half (lengthwise) for some reason, probably due to the nature of the lace pattern. I suggest blocking the hell out of it, or maybe trying it in garter stitch, which I've been meaning to test forEVER, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Feel free to be the guinea pig, and let me know how yours turns out.

[The pattern stitch used in this scarf is based on "Valentine" from Adventures in Knitting: More than 100 Patterns, from Easy to Intricate by Barbara Aytes (1968)]


  1. This is a really pretty pattern. I'll be adding it to my To-Do list.

  2. Oh that is so cool.



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