FO: Stormy Ocean scarf

February 4, 2008 at 2:54 am | Posted in 2klace, FOs, free pattern, lace, Reinyarnations, scarves, Stormy Ocean | 12 Comments

Posting this on Sunday night instead of Monday morning, but I just can’t wait to show off how beautiful this scarf turned out!

True to what I expected, this blocked out wonderfully and really added some length to it. It’s a wonderfully light scarf that still has a lot of warmth and softness, and I think it’ll be a good thing to wear in early spring, when the weather’s still chilly but not so cold that I need a big thick scarf.

I knit this on 3mm needles, using grey laceweight merino wool yarn recycled from a thrift store sweater. This whole scarf probably took about half a sleeve worth of yarn, considering I unplied the yarn from the sweater and used it as 2-ply instead of 4-ply. (The yarn broke in some places, making it a bit inconsistent to use as 4-ply yarn, but perfect for 2-ply.)

And yes, this is a pattern I’m offering up for free, too.

Yarn – Any laceweight yarn, preferably grey to match the concept of stormy waters, but that’s not required.
Needles – 3 mm needles, which is a UK 11 and doesn’t seem to correspond to any US sizes.

Cast on 72 stitches using your preferred cast-on method. (I used the long-tail cast on and things worked out just fine.)
Knit all the way across as a set-up row, then begin the pattern shown in the chart below.


Continue this pattern, ending on row 24, until the scarf is approximately 3 feet long, unblocked. If you need to join on a new ball of yarn at any time, I recommend splicing the yarn rather than having to weave in the ends afterwards, just to make everything simpler. Bind off using your preferred bind-off method. Weave in any ends, then block the scarf using lukewarm water to wet it, and be careful not to agitate the scarf if you’re using a fibre that will felt.

(Error in chart pointed out by Heather K, rows 17 and 21 only have 6 k2togs instead of 7. Chart updated.)



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  1. Great scarf! Love the pattern and the fact that it is recycled! Great inspiration.

  2. Beautiful!

  3. very pretty! i love how much blocking changes lace. i also love watching other people recycle :)

  4. Beautiful pattern! Thanks for making it available!

  5. Just gorgeous!

  6. Squee! So much prettiness!

  7. What a lovely scarf! I just stopped everything and cast it on. One question though – do lines 17 and 21 have an extra k2tog, and should they actually be like line 13? It seems to work better that way for me, unless I am doing something wrong. Anyway, I love it and am really enjoying knitting it. Thank you, Heather

  8. omg! it’s so pretty! i hope i could find time to make one like this after i give birth :)

  9. I am a novice at reading knitting pattern charts but love this pattern, so would you mind clarifying something for me? On the WS do I purl all stitches? or do i p1 then k1 then p1…etc? Thanks in advance…


  11. Why was this pattern removed from this site by the designer??? I’d really like to make it!!

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