Free Mermaid Scarf Knitting Pattern
A quick and simple knit in a beautiful variegated silk-and-wool blend, this scarf features Mistake Rib Stitch, a pattern that looks great on both sides and doesn't curl. A strip of knitted fringe trim at the ends is fun and unusual.Size
Approximately 5x60" (12.5x152.5cm), including knitted fringeWhat You'll Need
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn, about 327 yards (299m)
We used: South West Trading Company Karaoke (50% Soy Silk, 50% wool; 109 yards [100m] per 50g ball): #278 Mermaid Mix, 3 balls
Needles: US size 7 (4.5mm)
Notion: Tapestry needleGauge
26 stitches and 30 rows=4" (10cm) in patternMaking the Scarf
Loosely cast on 33 stitches.
Row 1: *Knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 2: *Purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until scarf measures 50" (127cm). Bind off loosely in pattern.Make the Fringe (make 2)
Make the Fringe (make 2)
Note: The fringe is worked from side to side.
Loosely cast on 25 stitches.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: Loosely bind off 20 stitches (1 stitch on right needle after bind-off), knit 4. (5 stitches remain)
Row 4: Knit 5; using the backward loop cast-on method, loosely cast on 20 stitches.
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: Repeat row 3.
Repeat rows 4-7 seven times more, then work rows 4-6 once more. Bind off all 25 stitches loosely (10 fringes).
With yarn threaded on tapestry needle, whipstitch fringe to short end of scarf.
Repeat fringe for other end of scarf.
Weave in yarn ends to wrong side of work. Lightly steam-block to measurements.
Contributing designers: Phyllis Fishberg, Jamie Goland, Laurie Gonyea, Judith Horwitz, Amy Polcyn, Lucie Sinkler, and Beth Walker-O'Brien.