FOGGY NIGHT SCARF
Foggy Night is a long lightweight scarf, delicate and modern. It was inspired by chilly and foggy nights of San Francisco, when a long and cozy wrap is a necessary companion for a walk along the streets of the city. Dropped stitches create an unusual texture that looks great from both sides.
It is a pretty fast project that has just enough complexity to keep the knitting both interesting and easy to memorize. Repeats of the pattern allow to adjust it depending on the desired length and width of a finished scarf.
3 skeins/300g of Alize Alpaca Royal (30% alpaca, 15% wool, 55% acrylic; 250m/273yds, 100g/3.5oz) in color 60 - Black.
Any dk/sport weight yarn will work fine. The pattern can be modified for another yarn weight and yardage.
- For any other yarn: use needles 1-2 sizes up from stated on the label to keep fabric airy and light
- Tapestry needle
- Blocking mats and pins
Is not crucial and can be changed to fit the desired yarn
- Width: 14”/35cm
The pattern is designed to make knitting faster, so all tricky elements are completed on the RS. After finishing the scarf, RS will become the wrong side of a garment, and vice versa.
Both row-by-row instructions and the charts are included in the pattern. The Full Chart corresponds to the full-sized scarf. The Pattern Chart can be used to adjust the width of the scarf to any desired.
The neat braid-like edge of the scarf created by the slipped first stitches. On RS, the first st is slipped as if to purl wyif, and the last st is purled. On WS, the first stitch is slipped as if to knit wyib, and the last st is knitted.
Cast on 62 sts.
R1 (RS): sl1wyif, p1, k2, p2, (k1, yo, k1, p2, k2, p2)x 7 times total.
BODY OF A SCARF
R2 (WS): sl1wyib, k1, p2, k2, (p3, k2, p2, k2)x 7 times total.
R3 (RS): sl1wyif, p1, k2, p2, (k3, p2, k2, p2)x 7 times total.
R4-12: Repeat R2 for WS and R3 for RS.
R13 (RS): sl1wyif, p1, k1, yo, k1, p2, (k1, drop the next stitch and all the sts down from it to the yarn over, k1, p2, k1, yo, k1, p2)x 7 times total.
R14 (WS): sl1wyib, k1, p3, k2, (p2, k2, p3, k2)x 7 times total.
R15 (RS): sl1wyif, p1, k3, p2, (k2, p2, k3, p2)x 7 times total.
R16-24: Repeat R14 for WS and R15 for RS.
R25 (RS): sl1wyif, p1, k1, drop the next stitch and all the sts down from it to the yarn over, k1, p2, (k1, yo, k1, p2, k1, drop the next stitch and all the sts down from it to the yarn over, k1, p2)x 7 times total.
Repeat R2-25 until the desired length. Stop completing R12 (WS).
For RS rows chart has to be read from right to left, and for WS rows - from left to right.
Number of columns shown on the chart is 15 more than the casted on number of stitches (giving a total of 77), as some of the chart cells correspond to the yarn overs, and some call for no stitch.
In place of R13 (RS): sl1wyif, p1, k2, p2, (k1, drop the next stitch and all the sts down from it to the yarn over, k1, p2, k2, p2)x 7 times total.
Bind off loosely:
Next Row (WS): k1, (slip st back to left needle, k2tog) until 1st is left.
Cut yarn leaving appr.8”(20cm) tail and pull it through the loop of the last stitch. Weave in ends.
Wash the scarf in 30°C (86F) water and block into shape. Moderate stretching is recommended to open up the dropped stitches.
This pattern has a page on Ravelry where you can get more inspiration and share your finished knits: