Friday, June 11, 2010

Free Pattern Friday: SeaMist Scarf or Stole

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 ]

Abbreviations:
k knit
p purl
YO yarn over
psso pass slipped stitch over
k2tog knit 2 together
cast off = bind off

Pattern:

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.

9 comments:

Donna Lee said...

I have a pair of socks made out of that color. My daughter calls them my "acid trip" socks (although I'm not sure I want to knowwhy she should know about acid trips).

Sheepish Annie said...

That is lovely! And how wonderful to know you can get so much out of a single ball. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

Lynne said...

Thanks, firstly, for sharing the pattern. Secondly, you answered some of my long-held questions:
1. How long are the colour repeats?
2. Does that awful texture on the ball soften in the wash?

Enjoy wearing your scarf/stole.

LuLu said...

This is gorgeous...I love the yarn!
~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lovely pattern. Shouldn't it read cast on 66 sts ? (Mult of 6)

catsmum said...

you'd think so, wouldn't you anon? but no, the pattern repeat is multiple of 6 PLUS 1 [ 10 repeats +1 = 61 ] PLUS 2 extra each end for the garter stitch border = 65 ... and if you're wondering what happened to the 3rd border stitch on each end ... well, it was always there as the starting stitch of the first repeat, and that pesky plus 1 at the other end.
Hope this answers your question.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I am not getting it. I have started twice (slow learner :) ), but at the end of row 4 I end up with a YO K2, not K3...are you telling me this is OK?

Thanks again!

catsmum said...

no problem - I'll double check tonight ... want to make sure it's correct :]

catsmum said...

Okay anon, I've just reknitted row 4 and it IS correct, although I perhaps could have phrased it differently. [ and will change it now based on your feedback ]
When you've done the last repeat up to the YO knit 1, you do indeed have 2 stitches left on the needle to by knit. I was expressing this as YO knit 3 [ as in YO k1, plus 2 more ]
but if that's causing you confusion i am absolutely sure you won't be the only one. Consider it reworded :]