Arisaid Pleated Scarf by Laura Cunitz

Arisaid Pleated Scarf

January 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
330 - 550 yards (302 - 503 m)
Short and long (but flexible)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Here’s a project that’s easy to knit and lots of fun.
You’ll be amazed at how this fully reversible scarf actually pleats - no folding or overlapping stitches at all. And wait to you see what happens when you twist it. It’s fantastic. You can read more about it and see lots of photos in the blog post.

The design is based on the Showy Decrease, a simple modification your standard decrease, k2tog in this case, that results in a raised decorative line. This is especially apparent when knit with garter stitch. There is a free Intro to Showy Decrease eBook in my Ravelry store that has pages of tutorials and some easier one-sided projects to try out.

The pattern comes with details for 4 samples with a variety of stripe patterns. They are knit with fingering, sport and DK yarns with gauges per 4 inches (10cm) of of 28 sts, 24 and 22 per the yarn label in stockinette.

The pattern is completely flexible but the samples are knit around 6-7” wide and in two lengths: a shorter 48” length that wraps around the neck closely and a longer scarf that is about 72” long.

You’ll want a yarn with some memory. A wool, merino or alpaca blend works well.

Varies widely because of the multiple yarn weights and sizes. The pattern includes details for each of the 4 samples. For example, the 48” pink mobius uses 1 ball each of 3 colors in a sport weight 50g ball (Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino).

Guys and Gals
The scarf works for everyone depending on your yarn and color choices. It would make a great school or team scarf too. For a sports fan scarf I’d choose the 2 team colors with a neutral (white, gray or black).

The pattern includes a tutorial swatch to test the technique. There’s also a tutorial video showing you the pleats in motion and how to get started on the Knitting Nuances You Tube Channel. That link is also in the blog.

If you are ever in the Reno or Tahoe area, I teach at Jimmy Beans Wool and have offer classes on all my designs. Just let me know!.