Finally [ and apologies because it took me longer than I anticipated ] here's the 'recipe' for my SeaMist Stole - which I mainly wear as a scarf, so I'm calling it both of those.
This was essentially an exercise to see how far I could go with a single ball of Noro Kureyon Sock which has a fairly impressive 420 metres per ball. If you want to sub another sock weight yarn, you'll need to watch the yardage.
NOTE: If you've never used Kureyon before, don't be put off by the stringy texture on the ball ... a nice bath in cheapo hair conditioner and it softens up quite nicely.
FURTHER NOTE: Kureyon changes colour approximately every 15 metres. As I knit that's a fairly close appoximation of one repeat of this pattern, however, as always, your mileage may vary.
It was pure chance that the ball I chose had a colour change just where I started my cast on. Serendipity really.
I added an extra eyelet row to the stitch pattern once I worked out that it would produce these lovely stripes.
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Sock [ colour 150 ] 1 ball or 420 metres of equivalent sock yarn
Needles: 5.5 mm / US size 9
blocked measurement: 58" x 16" [ could also block longer/narrower as a scarf ]
YO yarn over
psso pass slipped stitch over
k2tog knit 2 together
cast off = bind off
cast on 65 stitches loosely
row 1 [wrong side ] k
row 2 k 3, p to last 3 stitches, k 3
row 3 k
row 4 k 3, *YO, k1, slip 1, K2tog, psso,k1, YO, k1 repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2.
row 5 k3, p to last 3 stitches, k3
rows 6 - 9 repeat rows 4 and 5 twice
row 10 repeat row 4
repeat these 10 rows [ approximately ] 27 times ending with rows 1 -3
and cast off loosely [ I went up one needle size for the cast off ]
wet block reasonably aggressively - it will grow quite a bit either in width or length - your choice!
for a narrower/ wider scarf stole, add or subtract stitches in multiples of 6 ... which will of course, affect your yardage
Please comment if you find errors
copyright 2010 Susan Iacuone for personal and charity use. You can knit these for sale, but please don't sell my free pattern or the karma fairy will visit your house and bite you in the bum.