Imaarat by Sandhya S.


August 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
23.2 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Imaarat Stitch Pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
430 - 460 yards (393 - 421 m)
55 inches long, 10.5 inches wide
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This pattern is available for free.

Update: November 29, 2014 - I originally used Cascade Yarns Heritage Paints to knit this scarf, but many knitters who’ve knit it since the release feel that the stitch pattern would show better in a solid-color yarn. I just added Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids to the suggested yarns list to reflect that. Happy knitting! :)

Imaarat is a simple geometrical lace scarf with side-to-side construction. The lace is worked on odd number rows only, and all even number rows are knitted.

The scarf is knit in one-piece - the first half (from the cast-on edge to the center) is worked using K2TOGs and yarn-overs (Imaarat Stitch Pattern A) and leans naturally towards the left. The second half (from the center to the bind-off edge) is worked using SSKs and yarn overs (Imaarat Stitch Pattern B), and leans towards the right. This natural slant towards the left and then the right creates the shallow V shape seen in the pictures.

Both the front and back of the scarf look good, but I prefer the side on which you’re knitting all stitches (which would otherwise be the back of your work).