Free knitting pattern: Grass Stitch Scarf

Free knitting pattern: Grass Stitch Scarf in Malabrigo Caracol yarn | A simple slip stitch pattern adds a gentle texture to this unisex scarf. Tie it with a knot or use a shawl pin to keep it closed.I love using slipped stitches in knitting. They are fun for colorwork (as in my Ladder Stitch Cowl and Ribbon Stitch Cowl patterns), but also for adding texture.

This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Malabrigo Yarn.

I’ve always been a Malabrigo fan — in fact, two of my most popular free crochet patterns, the Justine Shawl (in Malabrigo Lace) and the Picnic Basket Shawl (in Malabrigo Sock) are made in Malabrigo yarns. I love playing with new-to-me yarns, so I was very excited when Malabrigo mailed me some of their new Caracol yarn in the mail.

Free knitting pattern: Grass Stitch Scarf in Malabrigo Caracol yarn | A simple slip stitch pattern adds a gentle texture to this unisex scarf. Tie it with a knot or use a shawl pin to keep it closed.Caracol is a thick and thin yarn, with plenty of texture. The yarn has a great construction. A single ply, kettle dyed yarn is at the core, while a black (or white, depending on the colorway) binder thread wraps around it. The yarn is a squishy soft superwash, Merino wool.

Now, back to the slip stitches (I didn’t forget about them). With a yarn like Caracol that has so much going on, I didn’t want a stitch pattern that was too fussy. It would just get lost in the yarn anyway. But the texture that slip stitches can add seemed like the perfect fit.

Free knitting pattern: Grass Stitch Scarf in Malabrigo Caracol yarn | A simple slip stitch pattern adds a gentle texture to this unisex scarf. Tie it with a knot or use a shawl pin to keep it closed.This scarf is designed for using up just one skein of yarn. Naturally, you can make a traditional length scarf by using two skeins.

Free knitting pattern: Grass Stitch Scarf in Malabrigo Caracol yarn | A simple slip stitch pattern adds a gentle texture to this unisex scarf. Tie it with a knot or use a shawl pin to keep it closed.With the shorter length, you have a few styling options. You can do “the tuck” where you tuck the ends into your coat or sweater. You can knot the scarf, as I do in the top photo. Or, you can use a shawl pin to keep it closed. (My favorite shawl pins are designed by Michelle’s Assortment on Etsy.)

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Grass Stitch Scarf

Knitting Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 506-superbulkyA simple slip stitch pattern adds a gentle texture to this unisex scarf.

 

Finished Size

  • Adult: 5.5” (14 cm) width x 34” (86.5 cm) length before blocking; 6” (15 cm) wide x 37.5” (95 cm) length after blocking.

Materials

  • Malabrigo Caracol yarn (100% superwash Merino wool, 5.3 oz/150 g/90 yd/87 m) – 1 skein in 886 Diana, or approximately 90 yd (87 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
  • US Size 13/9 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 9 sts x 13 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm) before blocking. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BO – bind off
  • CO – cast on
  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • RS – right (front) side
  • rep – repeat
  • sl – slip
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • All stitches are slipped with yarn in back.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • CO 18 (or any multiple of 4 sts, +2).
  • Row 1: (RS) Sl 1 knitwise, *k1, sl 1 purlwise, k1, yo, pass slipped stitch over (k1 + yo), k1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 2: Sl 1 knitwise, p across.
  • Rep Rows 1-2 until approximately 3 yd (3 m) remain, or until desired length is reached.
  • Rep Row 1.
  • BO in pattern for Row 2.

Finishing

© 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2016/12/06/free-knitting-pattern-grass-stitch-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Grass Stitch Scarf, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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One thought on “Free knitting pattern: Grass Stitch Scarf”

  1. This might be the first pattern for caracol that showcases the yarn as well as just, well, wearing the unfurled skein doubled around my neck! Looking forward to knitting it up. As soon as I unravel what I’ve done in another pattern! Thank you!

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