The Handsome Man’s Sampler Scarf

Usually, I’m one of those knitters who love to knit garments or shawls but cannot knit a scarf to save my life. All that repetitive knitting in one long straight line just cannot keep my interest. Then came the time when I had 4 balls of lovely blue and grey wool, a husband who needed a new scarf (since despite my knitting for 5 years I’d only ever knitted him one and it truly has seen better days), joined with some not subtle hinting. So…

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Enter stage right: the Handsome Man’s Sampler Scarf, with its changing stitch patterns this scarf knits up amazingly quicker than expected and stays interesting. I’ve attached the pattern below in case you are interested in making one too. If so, I hope you enjoy knitting the Sampler Scarf for yourself or a handsome man as much as I did!

But first some pictures of my ever so patient husband modelling his new scarf!

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And one of our doggies Rosy. I think she likes it as much as he does!


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A close up of the reverse cable! Yes it’s the same on both sides!

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And the doggies patiently waiting while we take photos. Aren’t they good?

The-pups

Now the pdf version is here ( The Handsome Man’s Sampler Scarf) or read on below!

 Measurements:

Finished this scarf measures 22cm by 210cms. Tension is not essential for this scarf but if you would like a general guide, I used a 10ply which had a tension of 18 sts and 27 rows over stocking stitch on a  10cm by 10cm square using 5.00mm needles.

Materials:

  • 5.00mm needles.
  • 4 x 50g (100m) balls of 8ply wool. (I used Zitron Nimbus Organic Merino, 50g (100m), 100% Merino Wool)
  • Cable Needle
  • Wool needle. (For sewing in ends).
  • Stitch Markers

Abbreviations:

C16B – Slip 8 sts onto cable needle and hold at the back of the work. (K1tbl, P1) 4 times from left needle, then (K1tbl, P1) 4 times from cable needle.
Cont – Continue
K – Knit
P – Purl
P3tog – Purl three stitches together.
patt – pattern
pm – place marker
R – Row
Rep – repeat
Sl 1 – slip one stitch.
Sm – slip marker
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Tbl – through back loop
Wybk – with yarn back
Wyfwd – with yarn forward
Yo – yarn over

The Pattern:

Cast on 36 sts.

The first and last 2 sts will be knitted in garter st. the whole scarf (4 sts in total). The pattern sts will be worked over the centre 32 sts. To help remind yourself, place markers after the first two and before the last two stitches so you remember to always knit them and only pattern the centre 32 sts with the 12 stitch sections listed below

1. Garter St Section:

R1-8: K.

2. Basketweave Section:

R1: *K4, P4 rep from * to end.

R2: *P4, K4 rep from * to end.

Rep rows 1 to 2, 2 more times.

R7: *P4, K4 rep from * to end.

R8: *K4, P4 rep from * to end.

Rep rows 7 to 8, 2 more times.

Rep rows 1 to 8, 4 more times. (40 rows in total).

3. Garter Stitch Ridges:

R1: K

R2: P

R3: K

R4: K

R5: P

R6: K

Rep rows 1 to 6, 2 more times.

R19: K

R20: P

4. Reverse Cable and Garter Stitch Section:

R1: K6, pm, (K1tbl, P1) 8 times, pm, K14.

R2: K14, sm, (K1, P1tbl) 8 times, sm, K6.

Rep rows 1 and 2 three times (Total 8 rows).

R9: K6, sm, C16B, K14.

R10: K14, sm, (K1, P1tbl) 8 time, sm, K6.

R11: K6, pm (K1tbl, P1) 8 times, sm, K14.

R12: K14, sm, (K1, P1tbl) 8 times, sm, K6.

Rep rows 11 and 12 twice more.

These 16 rows form patt. rep. once more.

Then rep rows 1 to 8. (40 rows in total)

5. Andalusian Stitch:

R1: K

R2: P

R3: *K1, P1 rep from * to end.

R4: P.

Repeat rows 1 to 4 fifteen more times. (64 rows in total)

6. Oblique Rib:

R1: *K2, P2 rep from * to end.

R2: *K1, P2, K1 rep from * to end.

R3: *P2, K2 rep from * to end.

R4: *P1, K2, P1 rep from * to end.

Rep rows 1 to 4 four more times. (20 rows in total).

7. Alternating Link Stitch:

R1: *P5, K1, P1, rep from * until 4 sts are left, P4.

R2: *K5, P1, K1, rep from * until 4 sts are left, K4.

R3: Rep R1.

R4: Rep R2:

R5: *P4, K1, P1, K1, rep from * until 4 sts are left, P4.

R6: *K4, P1, K1, P1, rep from * until 4 sts are left, K4.

R7: Rep R5.

R8: Rep R6.

Rep rows 1 to 8, 4 times more and then rep rows 1 to 4 once more. (44 rows in total)

8. Double Moss Stitch:

R1: *K2, P2 rep from * until end.

R2: Rep R1.

R3: *P2, K2 rep from * until end.

R4: Rep R3.

Rep rows 1 to 4, 3 more times. (16 rows in total).

9. Cob Nut Stitch:

R1: *P3, (K1, yo, K1) into next st,  rep from * to end.

R2: *P3, K3, rep from * to end.

R3: Rep R2.

R4: *P3tog, K3, rep from * to end.

R5: P

R6: K

R7: P1 (K1, yo, K1) into next st, P2, rep from * to end.

R8: K2, *P3, K3, rep from * to last 4 sts, P3, K1.

R9: P1, *K3, P3, rep from * to last 5 sts, K3, P2.

R10: K2, *P3tog, K3, rep from * to last 4 sts, P3tog, K1.

R11: P

R12: K

After working rows 1 to 12, rep rows 1 to 4 once. (16 rows in total)

10. Chevron Seed Stitch:

R1: *P1, K3, rep from * to end.

R2: *K1, P5, K1, P1, rep from * to end.

R3: *K2, P1, K3, P1, K1, rep from * to end.

R4: *P2, K1, P1, K1, P3, rep from * to end.

Rep rows 1 to 4, 15 more times. (64 rows in total).

R65: *P1, K3, rep from * to end.

R66: K

11. Ridged Slip Stitch: (Slip (sl) all stitches purlwise)

R1: *K3, sl 1, rep from * to end.

R2: Wyfwd *sl 1, p3, rep from * to end.

R3: Rep R1.

R4: K.

R5: Wybk *K1, sl 1, K2, rep from * till end.

R6: Wyfwd *P2, sl 1, P1, rep from * to end.

R7: Rep R5.

R8: K.

Rep rows 1 to 8, 2 more times. (24 rows in total)

12. Triangular Rib II:

R1: *K3, P1, K4, P3, K4, P1, rep from * to end.

R2: *K2, P3, K3, P3, K2, P3, rep from * to end.

R3: *K3, P3, K2, P3, K2, P3, rep from * to end.

R4: *K4, P1, K3, P1, K4, P3, rep from * to end.

R5: *K3, P13, rep from * to end.

R6: Rep R4.

R7: Rep R3.

R8: Rep R2.

R9: Rep R1.

R10: *P5, K3, P8, rep from * to end.

Rep rows 1 to 10, 3 more times. (40 rows in total).

13. Garter Stitch Border:

R1-9: K.

Cast off purlwise.

Finishing:

To finish your scarf sew in ends and block to even out your tension and define the stitch patterns. If you’ve never blocked before then look out for my future blog post for instructions.

And now I leave you with one more photo. I’m so in love with the tree we photographed around. Isn’t it beautiful?

Beautiful-Tree

Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions. Also if you are interested in a pdf version of the pattern you can download it here: The Handsome Man’s Sampler Scarf.

Thanks for reading!

Adelaide

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