Lotus Stitch Scarf Free Knitting Pattern
This is my latest scarf pattern and I have posted the instructions here for you.
LOTUS STITCH SCARF
150 gms DK wt 100% wool yarn
US#9 (5.5mm) straight needles
Gauge is not critical to this project
Section 1 (4 rows x 3)
2. P1, *P5tog, leave sts on Left needle, YO, P5tog again, YO, P5tog again, drop sts from Left needle, P1* . Repeat across from * to * , ending P1.
4. P1, *P3tog, leave sts on Left needle, YO, P3tog again, drop sts from left needle, Pl*. Repeat across from * to *, ending P1.
Repeat rows 1 thru 4 for a total of 3 times.
Section 2 (2 rows x 5)
2. SL1, K1 across, ending SL1.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for a total of 10 rows.
Cast on 37 stitches. Follow Pattern to desired length. End after completing Row 2 of Section 1. Bind Off in purl. Block/steam gently to get the curves along the sides.
My scarf measures 56″ x 6″ in the Lotus stitch section and 7″ wide in the SL1,K1 section. 150 grams will make a scarf considerably longer. I just got tired of knitting and ended it at 56″.
The Lotus stitch is not a complicated stitch, BUT it is an AWKWARD stitch to accomplish. If you knit tightly, I would suggest you loosen up your tension in order to complete the stitch.
Due to the nature of the stitch, it does draw up the width some, hence the 6″ to 7″ width variation.
August 20, 2012 Pattern edited for corrections.
Here is a site that shows a video on how to do this stitch:
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