Saturday, August 18, 2012

Free Pattern: Ribbon Rib Scarf

design by Reyna Thera Lorele

© 2012 Reyna Thera Lorele
Ravelry: captainhook

Once again, free yarn for charity--yay!--came my way in the form of Artful Yarns Cinema, a novelty ribbon yarn made of nylon and cotton. (Thank you once more, Threads of Kindness.)

I've made a lot of drop-stitch scarves out of novelty yarns and I was in the mood to do something different.  This pattern really lets the ribbon shine; it gets a chance to pooch out and show off.  This is the same Fishnet Rib pattern that I used for one of the sections of the Catch A Mermaid throw.  (Click on its title to see the throw.)

A fairly mindless pattern, perfect for knit night chit-chat, this makes a great gift or charity project. The scarf pictured is on its way to a local charity.

And here's the pattern:


k = knit
p = purl
st, sts = stitch, stitches
yo = yarn over
rep = repeat
sl1wyib = slip one st purlwise with yarn in back
sl1wyif = slip one st purlwise with yarn in front
psso = pass slipped st over

Finished size:  about 70 inches x 4.5 inches
Gauge:  yarn label says 16 sts = 4 inches/10 cm
Materials needed:  About 150 yards of ribbon yarn (exact amount unknown, as yarn was donated)
#11 needles or size to get gauge

CO 20 sts.
Row 1 (RS):  k1, *yo, sl1wyib, k1, psso*, rep from * across, end with k1
Row 2:  p1, *yo, sl1wyif, p1, psso*, rep from * across, end with p1

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you are almost out of yarn.

Bind off loosely, weave in ends and you're done!

If you like this free pattern, you might also like another inexpensive pattern:  Milan Scarf.


  1. Just starting this scarf & my question is if you have a YO and the next is to do you do that if the yarn is over into the front?

    1. Hi, there! When you yarn over your yarn should end up in back again anyway. You aren't just bringing the yarn forward as if to purl. You are taking the yarn all the way around. Does that make sense? Hope so! Let me know!


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