Seashore Scarf Using Erika Knight Studio Linen
Seashore Scarf Using Erika Knight Studio Linen
The Seashore Scarf, a free pattern, is the perfect accessory to keep the sun and wind off your neck. Edged with a lacy shell motif and textured with garter ridges, the Scarf is an engaging knit—absorbing, intriguing, and satisfying!
Our brilliant designers have created an adaptation of our original Seashore Kerchief pattern for DK-weight Erika Knight Studio Linen. This eco-friendly fiber is 85% recycled linen. This means it’s already been well washed and starts out super soft. The fabric Studio Linen creates has a delicate drape, feels cool to the touch, and shows stitch definition that’s crisp and clear. Perfect for the pretty details of the Seashore Scarf!
Click on the "Free Pattern" tab to view the pattern, and pick up your yarn below. We have chosen some of our favorite colors of Studio Linen; if you would like to see the full color selection, visit the Studio Linen page. You only need 2 skeins!
Approx. 42"/106cm wingspan x 14"/36 cm deep at center back, after washing and blocking.
2 skeins Erika Knight Studio Linen (131 yds/120m each), or approx 230 yds/210m of a DK-weight plant fiber yarn. Color shown in 414 - Shallow
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) 24-32" needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Approx. 20 sts = 4"/10cm in stockinette, after washing and blocking.
See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
GLOSSARY: DblDec = double decrease (slip 2 sts together knitwise, knit next stitch, pass 2 slipped sts together over knit st); Dec(’d) = decrease(d); K = knit; K2Tog = knit 2 sts together; M1 = make one (with tip of left needle, lift strand running between needles from the front; knit into the back of it); P = purl; P2Tog = purl 2 sts together; RM = remove marker; RS = right side; SM = slip marker; St(s) = stitch(es); TBL = through back loop; WS = wrong side; YO = yarn over.
Cast on: Using knitted cast-on method (sometimes called ‘lace cast-on’; this is not cable cast-on), cast on 287 sts.
Edging: Row 1 (RS): K1, *YO, K5, pass 4 sts (one at a time, as if to bind off) over st at tip of right needle*; repeat between * * to last st; end YO, K1. [117 sts]
Row 2 (WS): P1, *[P1, YO, P1] into next st (YO from prior row), K1*; repeat between * * to last 2 sts, end [P1, YO, P1] into next st, P1. [233 sts]
Row 3 (RS): K1, M1, K1, *K1TBL (into YO from prior row), K3*; repeat between * * to last 3 sts, end K1TBL, K1, M1, K1. [235 sts] Clip locking marker around base of 118th st to mark center (move it up as necessary).
Knit 3 rows; during last row, place 2 more markers, one after first 3 sts, one before last 3 sts.
Triangle: First and last 3 sts of every row will form the long straight edge of kerchief; work first and last sts very loosely to keep edge long and elastic. Tip: As you begin next row, pull up on loop of prior row; as you knit first stitch of new row, hold it with thumb to prevent tightening up.
Rows 1, 3 & 5 (RS): K1, P1, K1, SM; K2TogTBL, knit to 1 st before marked center st; DblDec; knit to 2 sts before final marker, K2Tog, SM, K1, P1, K1. [4 sts dec’d]
Rows 2 & 4 (WS): P1, K1, P1, SM, P2Tog, purl to 2 sts before final marker, P2TogTBL, SM, P1, K1, P1. [2 sts dec’d]
Row 6 (WS; for garter ridge on RS): P1, K1, P1, SM, K2Tog, knit to 2 sts before final marker, K2TogTBL, SM, P1, K1, P1. [2 sts dec’d; 217 sts]
Repeat Rows 1–6 once more. [181 sts]
Repeat (Rows 1–3 and Row 6) 8 times. [85 sts]
Repeat (Row 1 and Row 6) 12 times. [13 sts]
Next row (RS): K1, P1, K1, SM, K2TogTBL, DblDec, K2Tog, SM, K1, P1, K1. [9 sts]
Final row (WS): P1, P2TogTBL, RM, P2Tog, P1, RM, P2Tog, P1. [6 sts]
Finishing: Cut yarn, leaving an 8"/20cm tail. To get needles parallel and pointing to the right (so that you're ready for grafting), hold wrong sides together and pull cable of circular needle out between first and last 3 sts. With tail and darning needle, graft sts together using Kitchener stitch (see Kitchener Stitch tab). (Alternatively, if you prefer not to graft, thread tail through all 6 sts and pull up tightly.) Weave in ends.
Machine wash on warm; lay flat to dry. Pin ends out as long as possible and pin bottom point; tug on each shell to define edging. When nearly dry, bash around in warm dryer to soften and ‘polish’ the yarn. Trim any small ends that have popped out.
GRAFTING (KITCHENER STITCH)
With the working yarn coming from the front needle, graft sts as follows:
Set-up steps: Insert darning needle into first st on front needle as if to purl, leave st on its needle and pull yarn through. Insert darning needle into first st on back needle as if to knit, leave st on its needle and pull yarn through.
Step 1: Insert darning needle into first st on front needle as if to knit, and lift stitch off needle (do not pull darning needle through st yet).
Step 2: Insert darning needle into next st on front needle as if to purl, but leave st on needle; pull yarn through.
Step 3: Insert darning needle into first st on back needle as if to purl, and lift st off needle (do not pull darning needle through st yet).
Step 4: Insert darning needle into next st on back needle as if to knit, but leave st on needle; pull yarn through.
Repeat these four steps until all sts have been lifted off needles, ending with Steps 1 then 3. With tip of needle, adjust tension of grafted sts to match tension of knitted rows. Weave in tails on wrong side.
COLOR: 400 Milk. Soft cream.
COLOR: 401 Bone. Pale natural linen with a touch of sage.
COLOR: 402 Flutter. Faded brown.
COLOR: 403 Fatigue. Army green.
COLOR: 404 Neo. Rich teal blue.
COLOR: 405 Remnant. Faded charcoal.
COLOR: 406 Lacy. Dusty plum.
COLOR: 407 Covet. Dusty peachy pink.
COLOR: 408 Kanako. Silvery blue grey.
COLOR: 409 Pyiama. Denim blue with a drop of periwinkle.
COLOR: 410 Pigment. Rich navy blue.
COLOR: 411 Kumo. Deep matte black.
NEW COLOR: 412 Cirrus. Warm light grey.
NEW COLOR: 413 Shrub. Dark sage.
NEW COLOR: 414 Shallow. Light ocean blue to teal.
NEW COLOR: 415 Mood. Light purple
NEW COLOR: 416 Velvet. Eggplant.