Kick Ass-cot!

Heya! I’ve been toying around with offering free patterns on my site every once in a while, but I don’t really have time right now to pull enough of them together to warrant a full web page (although I promise to do it in the near future). So, when Bev asked for the pattern for the neck piece I’m wearing in my new Austin Craft Mafia head shot (taken by the lovely and talented, Cory Ryan) I thought, why not just post patterns on the blog? Duh. I’ve been really into Victorian-inspired ruffles lately, but still wanted to make something with a bit of an edge that I could easily pair with my uniform of jeans and heels. The result was this funky little cotton neck scarf that’s definitely more about fashion, than function. Enjoy!

MC-1 ball (approx. 100yds) Sport Weight Cotton
CC-Scraps of Fingering Weight Mohair Blend
US Size 8 Needles
US Size 3 Needles
Tapestry Needle

Foaming Waves Stitch Pattern (source: 365 Stitches a Year)
Rows 1-4: Knit
Row 5 (RS): K1, *K2tog twice, (YO, K1) 3 times, YO, (sl1,K1, psso) twice, K1;rep from * to end.
Row 6: Purl
Rows 7-12: Rep Rpws 5 and 6 three more times.
Rep these 12rows for pattern.

Directions Make 2.
Using MC and larger needles, CO 25 sts.
Work 12 row stitch pattern, twice.
K 4 rows.
Next row (RS): Switch to CC and smaller needles
K1, K2tog to end (13 sts)
K 3 rows.
Next row (RS): Switch back to MC and larger needles. inc1, k1, to last st, K1 (25 sts)
*Note: This row counts as Row 1 of stitch pattern.
Beginning with row 2, continue in stitch pattern, once.
Work rows 1-6 of stitch pattern.
Next row (RS): *K2tog to last stitch, K1 (13 sts)
K1 row.
K1, *K2tog to end (7 sts)
Continue knitting straight until piece measures 16 1/2″ from beginning.

Using tapestry needle, stitch the two pieces together at the skinny ends.

Voila! OMG, you’re so punk! Wait, no, I mean preppie! Wait, or do I mean goth?…

Knitlicious kisses,

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7 Responses to “Kick Ass-cot!”

  1. Stephanie

    This is the cutest ‘scarf’ ever!! I’m a crocheter, so I’m outta the loop on this lovely. But I’m going to be keeping an eye out for your “pop goes crochet”!! Fabulous work!

  2. Anonymous

    Even this 60-something old doll can go for this. But I shall change the title, if you don’t mind. Sensibilities, you know.

  3. Melly Raus

    Question! Having the pattern go to the smaller needles and smaller yarn – is that so it is no as bulky in the back? Do you have a picture of what the back looks like?