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Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf - Louet Euroflax Version

Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf - Louet Euroflax Version

"Flowing ladders."

This free pattern turns what is usually an ‘oops’ into ‘gorgeous!’ We found this stitch in Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns and we fell for it in a big way. Extra stitches are created with a yarn over, then dropped and laddered down six rows later for a gentle, waterfall effect. Clever!

With sunny summer days in mind, we knit this scarf up in Louet Euroflax Sport. This fiber is one of the world’s finest linen yarns, gleaned from blue-flowering flax, known for stems nearly a yard long. It’s wet-spun, double-boiled, and then steamed for softness at a mill that’s been operating for generations. And it only gets softer wash after wash!

Click on the Free Pattern tab to see the scarf pattern. Then choose a color below and get knitting--you'll need 1 skein for the small size or 2 skeins for the large size (shown). For a full selection of colors, head over to the Louet Euroflax page.

FINISHED SIZES
Small: Approx. 7 x 62"/18 x 157cm.
Large: Approx. 9 x 76"/23 x 193cm.
Instructions given for small; large size in parentheses ( ).

YARN
1 (2) skeins Louet Euroflax #2 Fine/Sport Weight (270 yds/247m each); large size shown in Color 56 Marine.
Or approx. 270 yds/246m (450 yds/412m ) of an equivalent sport-weight linen yarn.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 6 (4mm) needle, or size to obtain gauge.
Blunt darning needle to finish.

GAUGE
Approx. 22 sts = 4"/10cm in vertical drop stitch pattern, after blocking.

See the "Basic Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.


GLOSSARY: K = knit; P = purl; RS = right side; St(s) = stitch(es); WS = wrong side; YO = yarn over (bring yarn forward between needles, then back over right needle).


Cast on: Using cable cast-on method, cast on 36 (44) sts. If you’d like to make your scarf wider or narrower, cast on a multiple of 8 sts plus 4.

Begin Vertical drop stitch pattern:
Setup row (RS): K1, *P2, K1, YO, K1, P2, K2*; repeat between * * 3 (4) more times, P2, K1. [40 (49) sts]
Rows 1, 3, & 5 (WS): P1, K2, *P2, K2, P3, K2*; repeat between * * to last st, P1.
Rows 2 & 4 (RS): K1, *P2, K3, P2, K2*; repeat between * * 3 (4) more times, P2, K1.
Row 6 (RS): K1, *P2, K1, drop next st off needle and unravel it all the way down to the YO, K1, P2, K1, YO, K1*; repeat between * * 3 (4) more times, P2, K1.
Rows 7, 9 & 11 (WS): P1, K2, *P3, K2, P2, K2*; repeat between * * 3 (4) more times, P1.
Rows 8 & 10 (RS): K1, *P2, K2, P2, K3*; repeat between * * 3 (4) more times, P2, K1.
Row 12 (RS): K1, *P2, K1, YO, K1, P2, K1, drop next st off needle and unravel it all the way down to the YO, K1*; repeat between * * 3 (4) more times, P2, K1.

Repeat Rows 1−12 until scarf measures approx. 62 (76)"/157 (193)cm or desired length, ending with Row 11.
Next row (RS): K1, *P2, K2, P2, K1, drop next st off needle and unravel all the way down to the YO, K1*; repeat between * * 3 (4) more times, P2, K1. [36 (44) sts]
Bind off loosely purlwise on WS; match tension of cast-on edge as closely as possible.

Finishing: Weave in ends. To soften linen fabric, machine wash and toss in warm dryer ’til completely dry. Pull into shape. Steam press to ‘crisp up’ and set the fabric.

Download printable "Vertical Drop Stitch Scarf" pdf pattern.

COLOR: 53 Caribou. Deep roasted espresso brown.

COLOR: 42 Eggplant. Deep plummy purple.

COLOR: 64 Island Moss. Deep, grassy green.

COLOR: 21 Cloud Grey. Pale grey with a hint of the palest blue.

COLOR: 49 Charcoal. Glossy dark grey.

COLOR: 2 Ginger. Honeyed brown.

COLOR: 40 Heron Grey. Faded denim jeans blue.

COLOR: 41 Olive. Sage green.

COLOR: 56 Marine. Deep ocean blue.

COLOR: 70 Brick Red. Faded bricks.

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