‘Talia Bright’ Scarf Knitting Pattern

This infinity scarf is dedicated to a brilliant and talented young woman who was taken too soon.  Talia was vivacious, headstrong, witty, intelligent, thoughtful and loved to travel and see new things.

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Infinity Scarf – with asymmetrical stripes and bold texture

This pattern was developed in her honour, and a reminder of the massive way she would flaunt her own individuality when the rules made no sense.  I am going to give away one of these scarves, sent anywhere in the world… to go into the draw, make sure you are following me here, and on Instagram… then comment at the bottom of this post.  I will draw a name from the comments on November 8 2016 (which would have been Talia’s 20th birthday).

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The Scarf – complete with rebellious hot-pink stripes

It is knitted flat, and becomes asymmetrical.  Then sewn into an infinity loop.

It is a fairly easy pattern (I think anyway) and it will be forever free.  If you make it, please post it with the hashtag #theknitguru or tag me (@theknitguru) and I will always repost on Instagram.

It is a 2 row repeating pattern, with 2 colours.  I used Urban Express from Skeinz, but any 12ply Worsted yarn can be used.  You will need approx 200m of the main colour, and much much less of the contrast.

You will need:

2 Balls Worsted yarn in the main colour, 1/4 ball in contrast.
6.5mm needles

Row 1:  Slip 1, knit 2 together, knit to the last 2 stitches, knit 1 front and back (creating and extra stitch), knit 1

Row 2:  Slip 1, knit 2, *Purl 2 together without removing the stitches from the left hand needle, purl just the first of the 2 stitches, slide both off onto the right needle.  Repeat this purling 2 motion across to the last 3 stitches (from the *) knit 3.

I made a wee video showing the purling-two-together-bit of the pattern.  You will find it here. Do ignore the fact that in the video shows the purling 2 together from the start of the row, rather than 3 stitches in. (and in Row 1 does not show the k2tog or the knit 1 front and back)  The video shows the texture pattern, not the actual shaping pattern of this particular scarf.

Cast on 30 stitches.
Complete the pattern of Row 1 and Row 2 alternating 45 times (90 rows in total).

Change to the contrasting yarn.  Complete Row 1 and Row 2 in contrasting yarn.
Change back to the main yarn.  Complete Row 1 and Row 2 in the main yarn.

Change to the contrasting yarn.  Complete Row 1 and Row 2  TWICE in contrasting yarn.  This is 4 rows (in pink in my images)
Change back to the main yarn.  Complete Row 1 and Row 2 in the main yarn.

Change to the contrasting yarn.  Complete Row 1 and Row 2  FOUR TIMES in contrasting yarn.  This is 8 rows (in pink in my images)

Change back to the main yarn.  Complete the pattern of Row 1 and Row 2 alternating 45 times (90 rows in total).

Cast off the 30 stitches.  Carefully fold the scarf into a loop making sure you have not twisted it.  Using the tail of the yarn, stitch up the cast on and cast off ends of the scarf. (Alternatively you can use a provisional cast on, then complete a Kitchener stitch to join the ends)

Darn in your tails.  Wear with pride.

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The stripes (and a beagle puppy for good measure)

For those who would like to sell the finished product, you may providing you attribute “The Knit Guru” as the designer, and you must list the name of the scarf as “Talia” or “Talia Bright”.

 

 

 

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