Mitre Stitch Scarf by Lesley Arnold-Hopkins
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Mitre Stitch Scarf

March 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
US 2 - 2.75 mm
656 yards (600 m)
This pattern is available for free

This pattern is more of a recipe for a mitre stitch scarf, with suggestions for variations.

The scarf in the photograph is approx 2m long, and used 600m (approx) of 4ply weight yarn.


Cast on 71 sts and knit 1 row as a base row.

Row 1: Slip the first st. Inc 1(knit into the front and back of the stich) into the next st, k 32, sl 1, K2tog, psso, k32, inc 1, purl the last st.
Row 2: Slip the first st, knit to the last st, p1.

These two rows form the basic pattern. The simplest of these scarves is made by repeating these two rows until you run out of yarn.

It is possible to put variations into the pattern, however, through a number of techniques.

Stocking stitch rows and stripes.

It is possible to add stripes and vertical lines which emphasise the mitre shape.

Using stitch markers to guide you, add a “vertical” stripe in the middle of each half of the mitre (ie, at stitch 19 and 54). On each Row 1, simply slip the marker from the left hand to the right hand needles. On each Row 2, however, use the marker as an indicator that the next two stitches will need to be purled, rather than knitted.

As you work up the mitre, you will see that the “vertical” lines move together. After they meet, work the next row 2 completely in purl stitch, and then re-position the markers and repeat.