Striped Chevron Scarf Using Berroco Spree
Striped Chevron Scarf Using Berroco Spree
Our Striped Chevron Scarf is a wonderfully seasonless accessory—whether the weather is cloudy or cloudless, it’s a fun addition to any outfit! Two-row stripes zig-zag off of your needles in an easy-to-memorize chevron pattern paired with alternating color blocks. In solid colors, they remind us of vintage café awnings, beach umbrellas, and comfy hammocks swinging in the sun. And if you choose adventurous, variegated shades, you’ll be amazed how the zig-zags harmonize even the most disparate of shades!
For this version of our free pattern, we picked Berroco Spree—a lovely DK-weight blend of wool and cotton with an ‘impressionistic’ color palette that contains variegated and solid shades, both! Using a spray-effect dye technique, Berroco has added dappled, gradient color to the strand—calling to mind Monet’s gardens and sunsets, or Van Gogh’s starry skies and landscapes. The nicely saturated solid shades pair up with the speckles perfectly! With the softness of your favorite t-shirt, this Striped Chevron Scarf is sure to be an all-season favorite.
Approx. 8 x 82"/20 x 210cm after blocking.
4 skeins Berroco Spree (142 yds/130m each): one each of four colors.
Designate colors A–D; our sample used A = 94133 Coal, B = 9457 Sea, C = 94128 Moss, D = 9452 Meadow.
Or approx. 568 yds/130m total of an equivalent DK-weight yarn (approx. 142 yds/130m each of 4 colors).
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge.
Blunt darning needle to finish.
Approx. 27 sts = 4"/10cm in chevron pattern stitch.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
GLOSSARY: K = knit; KFB = increase by knitting into front then into back of same stitch; K2Tog = knit 2 stitches together; P = purl; RS = right side; SSK = slip, slip, knit (slip 1 knitwise, slip 1 knitwise, insert left needle into front of 2 slipped stitches from left; from this position, K2tog); St(s) = stitch(es); WS = wrong side.
Chevron pattern stitch:
Pattern is a multiple of 14 stitches plus 2. To increase or decrease width, add or subtract stitches in multiples of 14.
Row 1 (WS): Purl.
Row 2 (RS): K1 *KFB, K4, SSK, K2Tog, K4, KFB*; repeat between * * 3 more times, K1.
Cast on: With Color A, using long-tail cast-on method, cast on 58 sts.
Knit 1 row, then work 4 rows in chevron pattern stitch, ending with RS row.
Stripe section 1: Drop Color A, but do not cut. Attach Color B and work 2 rows in chevron pattern stitch as established.
Note: Carry color not in use up the side; do not cut. Give a gentle tug on new color to tidy up the last stitch before working first stitch of new stripe.
Alternating Colors A and B, continue to work 2 rows of chevron pattern in each color until approx. half of Color A remains, ending with 2 rows of Color B.
Cut Color A, leaving a 6"/15cm tail; set remainder of Color A aside for later.
Stripe section 2:Attach Color C and continue in pattern, alternating 2 rows each of C and B until you have enough of Color B to complete a stripe, ending with Color C.
Cut Color B, leaving a 6"/15cm tail.
Stripe section 3:Attach Color D and continue in pattern, alternating 2 rows each of D and C until you have enough of Color C to complete a stripe, ending with Color D.
Cut Color C, leaving a 6"/15cm tail.
Stripe section 4:Attach remainder of Color A and continue in pattern, alternating 2 rows each of A and D (enough of Color D to complete a stripe).
Cut Color D, leaving a 6"/15cm tail.
With Color A only, work 6 rows in pattern (to match beginning), ending with RS row.
Bind off knitwise on WS.
Finishing: Weave in all ends as invisibly as possible.
Blocking: To wet block, soak for 15 minutes in tepid water with a no-rinse wool soap. Gently squeeze out as much water as possible. Roll up in a towel and gently squeeze out more moisture. Lay flat to dry.
Make another one! Mix the colors up!
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COLORWAY: Sea. (A: 94133, B: 9452, C: 94128, D: 9457)
COLORWAY: Denim. (A: 94126, B: 9448, C: 94116, D: 9406)
COLORWAY: Sangria. (A: 94127, B: 9441, C: 94124, D: 9460)
COLORWAY: Chili. (A: 94131, B: 9407, C: 94112, D: 9458)