A double-knitted pocket scarf with Hue + Me – part 2

In this series of posts, I’m working with Hue + Me yarn by Lion Brand. My last post laid out the instructions for the first half of a knitted scarf with double-knitted pockets and a shawl collar. This post finishes the job.

Every color of Hue + Me is designed to go with every other color in the line. These 3 colors sure work that way! Front: agave, middle: haze, and back: rosewater.

Yesterday, we covered the first half of the scarf pattern to the end of the straight section of the collar. The following instructions again provide detailed information for beginning knitters. Intermediate and advanced knitters can skip to (39 sts) once they’ve established the decrease routine.

Here’s a recap of the pattern introduction for the Hue + Me Pocket scarf.

Any size

finished measurements

Wingspan + 7” [18cm]

materials

yarn

  • Lion Brand Hue + Me, 125g skeins
  • 5 balls main color (MC) (more if the wearer is taller than 5’4”)
  • 1 ball contrasting color (CC)

needles

  • US 10.5 [6.5mm]
  • US 10 [6mm] needles

or size needed to obtain gauge

gauge

12 sts to 4” [10cm] using larger needles

abbreviations

Sl 1 – slip stitch purlwise with yarn in front if next st will be purled

Inc in first/ last st – k into the front and back of the st

ytb/ ytf – take both MC and CC to front or back of work, as directed

Let’s knit on.

Decrease collar

Row 1: K2tog, (k1, p1) 6 times, k31, (p1, k1) 6 times, ssk. 57 sts

Row 2: Sl 1, (k1, p1) 7 times, p28, (k1, p1) 6 times, k2

Row 3: Sl 1, (k1, p1) 6 times, k31, (p1, k1) 6 times, k1

Rows 4 – 7: Rep Rows 2 and 3.

Row 8: Rep Row 3.

Row 9: K2tog, (p1, k1) 6 times, k30, (p1, k1) 5 times, p1, ssk. 55 sts

Row 10: Sl 1, (p1, k1) 6 times, p29, (k1, p1) 6 times, k1

Row 11: Sl 1, (p1, k1) 6 times, k30, (p1, k1) 6 times

Rows 12 – 15: Rep Rows 10 and 11.

Row 16: Rep Row 10.

Intermediate and advanced knitters: Continue decreasing in this manner until there are 39 sts on needle. Go to end of Row 73, (39 sts) below.

Row 17: K2tog, (k1, p1) 5 times, k31, (p1, 1) 5 times, k1, ssk. 53 sts

Row 18: Sl 1, (k1, p1) 6 times, p28, (k1, p1) 5 times, k2.

Row 19: Sl 1, (k1, p1) 5 times, k31, (p1, k1) 5 times, k1.

Rows 20 -23: Rep Rows 18 and 19.

Row 24: Rep Row 18.

Row 25: K2tog, (p1, k1) 5 times, k30, (p1, k1) 4 times, p1, ssk. 51 sts

Row 26: Sl 1, (p1, k1) 5 times, p29, (k1, p1) 5 times, k1.

Row 27: Sl 1, (p1, k1) 5 times, k30, (p1, k1) 5 times.

Rows 28 – 31: Rep Rows 26 and 27.

Row 32: Rep Row 26.

Row 33: K2tog, (k1, p1) 4 times, k31, (p1, k1) 4 times, ssk. 49 sts

Row 34: Sl 1, (k1, p1) 5 times, p28, (k1, p1) 4 times, k2.

Row 35: Sl 1, (k1, p1) 4 times, k31, (p1, k1) 4 times, k1.

Rows 36 – 39: Rep Rows 34 and 35.

Row 40: Rep Row 34.

Row 41: K2tog, (p1, k1) 4 times, k30, (p1, k1) 3 times, p1, ssk. 47 sts

Row 42: Sl 1, (p1, k1) 4 times, p29, (k1, p1) 4 times, k1.

Row 43: Sl 1, (p1, k1) 4 times, k30, (p1, k1) 4 times.

Rows 44 – 47: Rep Rows 42 and 43.

Row 48: Rep Row 42.

Row 49: K2tog, (k1, p1) 3 times, k31, (p1, k1) 3 times, ssk. 45 sts

Row 50: Sl 1, (k1, p1) 4 times, p28, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2.

Row 51: Sl 1, (k1, p1) 3 times, k31, (p1, k1) 3 times, k1.

Rows 52 – 55: Rep Rows 50 and 51.

Row 56: Rep Row 50.

Row 57: K2tog, (p1, k1) 3 times, k30, (p1, k1) twice, p1, ssk. 43 sts

Row 58: Sl 1, (p1, k1) 3 times, p29, (k1, p1) 3 times, k1.

Row 59: Sl 1, (p1, k1) 3 times, k30, (p1, k1) 3 times.

Rows 60 – 63: Rep Rows 58 and 59.

Row 64: Rep Row 58.

Row 65: K2tog, (k1, p1) twice, k31, (p1, k1) twice, ssk. 41 sts

Row 66: Sl 1, (k1, p1) 3 times, p28, (k1, p1) twice, k2.

Row 67: Sl 1, (k1, p1) twice, k31, (p1, k1) twice, k1.

Rows 68 – 71: Rep Rows 66 and 67.

Row 72: Rep Row 66.

Row 73: K2tog, (p1, k1) twice, k30, p1, k1, p1, ssk. 39 sts

Row 74: Sl 1, (p1, k1) twice, p29, (k1, p1) twice, k1.

Row 75: Sl 1, (p1, k1) twice, k30, (p1, k1) twice.

Repeat Rows 74 and 75 two more times (WS facing for next row).

Make second pocket.

Placket

With CC and smaller needles, cast on 19 sts.

Work (k1, p1) to last st, k1, for 7 rows.

Inc row: K2, m1, k15, m1, k2. 21 sts

Break yarn.

Attach Placket

With WS of scarf facing, and MC, sl 1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, p1MC, join CC, ytf, k1CC, (ytf, p1MC, ytb, k1CC) 20 times, twist yarn, with MC, p4, (k1, p1) twice, k1.

Row 1: Sl 1, (p1, k1) twice, k4, twist yarns at back of work, (k1MC, ytf, p1CC, ytb) 21 times, twist yarns, with MC, k5, (p1, k1) twice.

Row 2: Sl 1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, twist yarns, (ytb, k1CC, ytf, p1MC) 21 times, twist yarn, with MC, p4, (k1, p1) twice, k1.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until pocket measures 6” [15cm]. End with WS facing for next row. Break CC.

The second pocket opens up as the knitting progresses. As this is viewed, the placket (in CC, top) was knitted top down, and the pocket forms as the knitting continues.

Close Pocket

Row 1: Sl 1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, (k1, p1) 21 times, p4, (k1, p1) twice, k1

Row 2: Sl 1, (p1, k1) twice, p4, (ssk) 21 times, k5, (p1, k1) twice (39 sts)

Row 3: Sl 1, (p1, k1) twice, p to last 5 sts, (k1, p1) twice, k1

Row 4: Sl 1, (p1, k1) twice, k to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice

Rep Rows 3 and 4 twice more.

Bottom Border

Row 1: Sl 1, (p1, k1) to end of row.

Rep Row 1 6 times. Cast off in pattern.

Placket for First Pocket

Sl sts from holder onto smaller needle (CC yarn should be near the tip of the needle.)

With CC, k2, ssk, k13, k2tog, k2 (19 sts)

Work (k1, p1) to last st, k1 for 7 rows (RS facing for next row)

Cast off all sts. With CC, stitch the sides of the trim to the body of the scarf.

Weave in all ends, and block lightly if desired.

The reflection shows the coat sleeve in the pocket and the wrap-around effect of the shawl collar.

This peach scarf was my second attempt. I started it with different colors, but after knitting the first pocket I learned I didn’t have enough of one of the colors to complete the scarf. So, that piece of knitting is going to be an arm protector/pocket for the side of my knitting chair. It’s a great spot to put a phone and even the remote!

Here’s that schematic I promised!

The schematic shows the pocket placement and a measurement called wingspan.

There are many other applications for Hue + Me yarn. This yarn has great insulative qualities perfect for warm, speed-knit baby blankets, jacket-weight sweaters, and accessories. I’m glad I had the opportunity to try it.

This is part 5 of 5 in this series

Go back to part 4: Double-knitted pockets add functionality to a knit scarf

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