Sunday, February 15, 2009

Blue bamboo scarf knitting pattern



Today was a cozy, rainy day, and I spent it curled up on the couch with a cat in my lap, knitting and watching movies. This scarf was the perfect project for today-- mindless enough that I could keep an eye on my movies, but not mindless enough to be boring.

.It's knit with Berroco Bonsai, which is 97% bamboo and 3% nylon. It has a bit of a shine to it and sort of glistens. The pattern is a classic called feather and fan. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmm Abbreviations:

K1:
knit one stitch

K2TOG: knit two stitches together

YO: yarn over

Supplies:
Berroco Bonsai yarn (three skeins, 77 yards each) or any worsted yarn of your choice

Size US 7 straight needles

To knit the scarf:

Cast on 24 stitches.

Knit three rows in garter stitch.



Begin the four-row pattern repeat:

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: *K2TOG twice, (YO, K1) four times, K2TOG twice*, repeat the entire sequence across the row until you get to the end

Row 4: Knit

Repeat the four-row repeat until your scarf reaches the desired length.

Knit three rows in garter stitch.

Bind off.

19 comments:

RachelJane said...

Hello out there! I decided to try your scarf pattern and so far I love it! I'm not much of a knitter and my yarn isn't nearly as nice as what you're using (just something left over from a sweater I started to knit a decade ago), but the pattern is very pretty and it's coming along nicely.
I will link to your blog on my next post (probably tomorrow or Wednesday) and let my 4 faithful readers know to visit you over here.
Thanks for posting this pattern.

Sara said...

Very pretty - and guess who has some Bonsai!!!!

Sue McNamara said...

How many skeins did you use for this pattern? thanks!

D. Wray said...

Where can I find the Bonsai yarn?

goldenbird said...

Hi D. Wray-- the Bonsai yarn is made by Berocco and is available online at Yarn Market and Jimmy Beans Wool.

Pattie Rollins said...

This looks lovely, but using 3 skeins... how long does it end up?

goldenbird said...

Hi Pattie,

The Berroco Bonsai yarn only has 77 yards per ball, so the scarf is actually quite short. If you use a different kind of yarn you probably wouldn't need three of them.

-Stacy

Kathryn said...

Hi! I just got some DK bamboo/silk yarn - would this pattern work with that? How would I need to adjust it? Thanks!

Stacy said...

Hi Kathryn,

The DK yarn will work fine for this pattern, but you'll probably end up with a more airy and narrower scarf (nothing wrong with that).

If you want to make the scarf wider, you could add two or three selvedge stitches at the beginning and end of each row.

The lace pattern is a 12 stitch repeat, so another way to make the scarf wider is to cast on an extra 12 stitches for a total of 36 stitches. If you do this, you might want to go down a needle size to US 6 so that the scarf isn't too wide. It's up to you.

Hope you enjoy the pattern

amethystlady said...

I love that pattern, but I am envisioning a poncho for me...such an easy pattern, and would make a nice, airy, lacy poncho...it beats what I am trying to do now...I just haven't found the bamboo yarn yet, or when I could afford it...this is sooo pretty!

Anonymous said...

Lovely creations on your blog. Thank you for sharing them! What is the multiple of stitches in the pattern in order to make it wider?

I like wider shawlish scarves and am putting together some to give away .

appreciate the info..

Anonymous said...

Lovely creations on your blog. Thank you for sharing them! What is the multiple of stitches in the pattern in order to make it wider?

I like wider shawlish scarves and am putting together some to give away .

appreciate the info..

Stacy said...

This pattern is a 12-stitch repeat. If you poke around on the Internet you should be able to find this pattern in an 18-stitch repeat, which might work better for you. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I am trying out your lovely pattern, but I am getting stuck on row 3. I follow instructions but I find that I am ending up with more stitches than the 24 I started with.
What am I doing wrong?
Roxana

Anonymous said...

Hello, me again, all it takes is read directions carefully and follow exactly as it says!
So... needless to say I figured it out.
Many thanks
Roxana

Kathleen Apodaca said...

I saw your scarf pattern worked in bamboo/ wool with hand-dyed and spun yarn at a Fiber Fair in Salt Lake City, UT. The knitter/spinner was happy to share the source of the pattern. I can't wait to get it worked up

Nicole Wilson said...

Hi. I am very excited to try this scarf but I am doing something wrong. I am also getting hung up on row 3. I end up with either too many stitches or not enough? Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

Poppy said...

Thank you so much for the pattern!I used 2 different colours- two rows each. I made a wider scarf and joined the ends making 2 sleeves and transforming it into a pretty short jacket. My daughter just loved it!

Poppy said...

89Thank you so much for the pattern!I used 2 different colours- two rows each. I made a wider scarf and joined the ends making 2 sleeves and transforming it into a pretty short jacket. My daughter just loved it!