With all the tips and tricks we went over yesterday, I hope some of you’ll take my advice and give this project a try. I know, it’s an intermediate level, but I believe in you! Working with a bigger yarn will make the stitches easier to see, so make it a bright yarn, and keep track of your pattern.
This pattern has a total of four rows, you simply repeat those four rows to make this beautiful pattern. I receive the most compliments from garments with a very easy pattern, but look complicated. With this simple pattern and the Super Saver Stripes yarn, it’s going to look like way more work than you’re actually doing.
If you’re worried about this being an intermediate pattern, just be mindful of our tips from yesterday and take it one row at a time. The most difficult row in this pattern is row 3. This is the row I would place stitch markers in. Since this is a free pattern and I’m not giving away the secret sauce, row 3 should look like this:
K2, [K2tog] 3 times, [yo, k1] 6 times, [k2tog] 3 times, k2. Every time there is a PM, place a stitch marker. Your row should then look like this: k2, pm, k2tog, pm, k2tog, pm, k2tog, pm, yo, k1, pm, yo, k1, pm, yo, k1, pm, yo, k1, pm, yo, k1, pm, yo, k1, pm, k2tog, pm, k2tog, pm, k2tog, pm, k2.
Each ‘pm’ stands for ‘place marker’. The other rows, are knitting or purling with the exception of the first and last two stitches, which are always knitting. The first and last stitches form a little edging to the scarf that will cause the edges to not curl while you’re wearing it.
The Fantastic Ripple Scarf is labeled as intermediate, and if you take a quick glance at it, the pattern can look over whelming. Especially where I have outlined where to place the markers. Take each section between the markers as its own small unit. Just do the two first stitches, then get to the next marker. Next thing you know, you’ve done 10 rows, then 20, then 70 and somewhere along the line you’ve memorized the pattern! Break this pattern down into manageable chunks and you can absolutely do it. Even if you aren’t familiar with the knitting stitches listed, look them up and make a swatch to practice. I promise, you’ll catch on!
This is part 4 of 5 in this series.
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