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Hope & Ribbons Scarf

This is a scarf so gauge is not terribly important. I would check the suggested needle size and then go up a size or two to help make the scarf soft and pliable instead of a stiffer fabric such as a sweater may require.

Yarn- I used approx 70 grams of 100gm/400yd skein of sock yard, Cascade Heritage.

You may wish to use worsted weight yarn which will change the yardage used.

I propose a shorter length about 4,5' for this scarf so that if you loop it over you can see the Pattern easily.

Abbreviations:

  • SSK=slip, slip, knit-slip 2 stitches as if to knit , knit them together through the back loops, on chart \
  • K2T=knit next two stitches together, on chart /
  • YO= Yarn Over, on chart O
  • SK2TPSSO=slip 1 stitch as if to purl, knit next 2 stitches together, pass slipped stitch over (this creates a double decrease and has a YO on each side to bring stitch count back to 33 across), on chart as ^
  • SM= Slip marker, if you do not use markers to separate your side stitches from the body of the work, then just ignore the SM.K3T=Knit 3 stitches together, on chart as V

I encourage markers for the pattern part in order to keep the pattern stitch count correct.

It makes it easier on the wrong side rows to make sure you are keeping 33 sts between the markers with 5 garter stitches before and after to avoid ripping back several rows for mistakes.

That said, this is your scarf so if you don't like markers, don't use them.

First- weigh your skein. This is important if you want to put the Pattern on the opposite side of your scarf. When you finish the first pattern section, weigh your skein again and that will tell you how much yarn you have used to begin your scarf, this will be the same amount you will need to repeat this on the other end. (Example for my sock weight yarn, 100 grams before the knitting began, 88.2gm after the Pattern, so I would need 11.8 gms to repeat and finish the scarf on the other end. I made my scarf 49” from start to beginning of second pattern section

The scarf begins and ends with 10 rows of garter stitch and keeps 5 sts in garter stitch on every row.

Every wrong side row, before, during and after the pattern or Pattern will be K5, P33, K5 slipping markers as they appear.

Cast on 43 stitches, loosely.

Work 10 rows of garter stitch.

K5, place marker, K33, place marker, K5. Work 8 rows of stockinette, keeping 5 side stitches in garter stitch.

Begin Pattern on next RS row:

Row 1: K5, SM, K1, YO, SSK, K5, K2T, YO, K13, YO, SSK, K5, K2T, YO, K1, SM, K5

Row 3: K5, SM, K2, YO, SSK, K3, K2T, YO, K 15, YO, SSK, K3, K2T, YO, K2, SM, K5

Row 5: K5, SM, K3, YO, SSK, K1, K2T, YO, K17, YO, SSK, K1, K2T, YO, K3, SM, K5

Row 7: K5, SM, K4, YO, SK2TPSSO, YO, K5, YO, SSK, K5, K2T, YO, K5, YO, SK2TPSSO, YO, K4, SM, K5

Row 9: K5, SM, K3, YO, K2T, K1, SSK, YO, K5, YO, SSK, K3, K2T, YO, K5, YO, K2T, K1, SSK, YO, K3, SM, K5

Row 11: K5, SM, K2, YO, K2T, K3, SSK, YO, K5, YO, SSK, K1, K2T, YO, K5, YO, K2T, K3, SSK, YO, K2, SM, K5

Row 13: K5, SM, K2, YO, SSK, K3, K2T, YO, K6, YO, SK2TPSSO, YO, K6, YO, SSK, K3, K2T, YO, K2, SM, K5

Row 15: K5, SM, K3, YO, SSK, K1, K2T, YO, K6, YO, K2T, K1, SSK, YO, K6, YO, SSK, K1, K2T, YO, K3, SM, K5

Row 17: K5, SM, K4, K2T, YO, K7, YO, K2T, K3, SSK, YO, K6, K2T, YO, K4, SM, K5

Row 19: K5, SM, K13, YO, SSK, K3, K2T, YO, K13, SM, K5

Row 21: K5, SM, K14, YO, SSK, K1, K2T, YO, K14, SM K5

Row 23: K5, SM, K15, K2T, YO, K15, SM, K5

Work 8 or 10 rows of stockinette, keeping 5 sts on each edge in garter stitch and begin second Pattern

Hope Pattern: keep wrong side rows as before, K5, SM, Purl 33sts, SM, K5

Row 1: K5, SM, K1, YO, K2T, YO, K2T, YO, SSK, K6, YO, SSK, K4, K2T, YO, K5, YO, K2T, K2, YO, SSK, K1

Row 3: K5, SM, K5, YO, SSK, K6, YO, SSK, K3, K2T, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K3, YO, K2T, K2, YO, SSK, K1, SM, K5

Row 5: K5, SM, K5, YO, SSK, K4, YO, K2T, YO, SSK, K2, SSK, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K2, YO, K2T, K2, YO, SSK, K1, SM, K5

Row 7: K5, SM, K3, YO, K2T, YO, SSK, K3, YO, K2T, K1, YO, SSK, K2, K2T, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K2, YO, K2T, YO, K2T, YO, SSK, K1, SM, K5

Row 9: K5, SM, K5, YO, SSK, K2, YO, K2T, K2, YO, SSK, K2, K2T, YO, K2T, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2, YO, K2T, K2, YO, SSK, K1, SM K5

Row 11: K5, SM, K1, YO, K2T, YO, K2T, YO, SSK, K2, YO, K2T, YO, K2T, YO, SSK, K4, YO, SK2TPSSO, YO, K4, YO, K2T, K2, YO, SSK, K1, SM, K5

Second Pattern is now completed, weigh your remaining yarn and subtract that from the amount you started with. (Example 100 gms, -beginning weight, minus 88.2 – weight left after patterns completed, = 11.8gms. )

Continue knitting in stockinette stitch until desired length between patterns or remaining yarn weighs the same as yarn weight formerly used for first pattern section, (ie 11.8gms) remains to be used.

Please note 11.8gms is only what this yarn used, if you are using any other yarn, you may need more weight/yardage to complete your scarf. PLEASE MEASURE TO BE SURE.

Knit to your desired length between patterns, it is easy to try the scarf on and measure. Just place the finished end where you would normally have the end of your scarf, drape it around your neck and see how it looks, if you want more length than 36” between the patterns you may need more yarn.

After you are at the point of beginning the second pattern remember, you will be knitting the first part upside-down, so you will start with the word HOPE and end with the ribbon pattern.

Hope Pattern, Reversed:

Keeping first and last stitches in garter stitch, slipping markers ;

Row 1: K1, SSK, YO, K2, K2T, YO, K4, YO, K3T, YO, K4, SSK, YO, K2T, YO, K2T, YO, K2, SSK, YO, K2T, YO, K2T, YO, K1,

Row 3: K1, SSK, YO, K2, K2T, YO, K2, SSK, YO, K1, YO, K2T, YO, K2T, K2, SSK, YO, K2, K2T, YO, K2, SSK, YO, K5

Row 5: K1, SSK, YO, K2T, YO, K2T, YO, K2, SSK, YO, K3, YO, K2T, K2, SSK, YO, K1, K2T, YO, K3, SSK, YO, K2T, YO, K3

Row 7: K1, SSK, YO, K2, K2T, YO, K2, SSK, YO, K3, YO, K2T, K2, SSK, YO, K2T, YO, K4, SSK, YO, K5,

Row 9: K1, SSK, YO, K2, K2T, YO, K3, SSK, YO, K1, YO, K2T, K3, SSK, YO, K6, SSK. YO, K5

Row 11: K1, SSK, YO, K2, K2T, YO, K5, YO, K2T, K4, SSK. YO, K6, SKK, YO, K2T, YO K2T, YO, K1

Work 8 rows of stockinette stitch and begin Ribbon Pattern, keeping first and last stitches in garter stitch.

Second Ribbons Chart, keep first and last 5 stitches in garter and slipping markers:

Row 1: K16, YO, K2T, K15

Row 3: K14, YO, K2T, K1, SSK, YO, K14,

Row 5: K13, YO, K2T, K3, SSK, YO, K13

Row 7: K5, YO, K2T, K6,YO, SSK, K3, K2T, YO, K7, YO, K2T, K4

Row 9: K3, YO, K2T, K1, SSK, YO, K6, YO, SSK, K1, K2T, YO, K6, YO, K2T, K1, SSK, YO, K3

Row 11: K2, YO, K2T, K3, SSK, YO, K6, YO, K3T, YO, K6, YO, K2T, K3, SSK, YO, K2,

Row 13: K2, YO, SSK, K3, K2T, YO, K5, YO, K2T, K1, SSK, YO, K5, YO, SSK, K3, K2T, YO K2

Row 15: K3, YO, SSK, K1, K2T, YO, K5, YO, K2T, K3, SSK, YO, K5, YO, SSK, K1, K2T, YO, K3

Row 17: K4, YO, K3T, YO, K5, YO, K2T, K5, SSK, YO, K5, YO, K3T, YO, K4

Row, 19: K3, YO, K2T, K1, SSK, YO, K17, YO, K2T, K1, SSK, YO, K3

Row 21: K2, YO, K2T, K3, SSK, YO, K15, YO, K2T, K3, SSK, YO, K2

Row 23: K1, YO, K2T, K5, SSK, YO, K13, YO, K2T, K5, SSK, YO, K1

Knit 8 rows of stockinette stitch, keeping first and last 5 stitches in garter stitch. then 10 rows of garter stitch and bind off.

The color of the scarf may be changed to promote awareness of many concerns, Red for Heart Disease, White for Lung Cancer. You may omit the Ribbon section or Hope Sections from the second half or entirely. Your scarf is your own choice.

The pattern is my own design, it is based on my own work and not a copy of any other pattern to the best of my knowledge.

This pattern may not be sold. It may be freely distributed with purchase of yarn, for the purposes of obtaining donations to your favorite organization, to promote a cause, fund raising for such causes; Diseases, Concerns, Animal Shelters or any other charity organization.

You may sell items made from this pattern, you may not sell the pattern.


Charts for Hope and Ribbons Scarf

First Ribbon Chart







First Hope Chart

Second Hope Chart






Second Ribbon Chart