Playful Picot & Openwork Scarf
Learn picot cast-on, picot bind-off and how to work with double yarn overs while making this gorgeous piece.
Design by Margret Willson
8 inches wide x 57 inches long (blocked)
• Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy (worsted weight; 100% cotton; 196 yds/100g per ball): 2 balls minerals #364 • Size 6 (4mm) needles or size needed to
19 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches/
10cm in pat (blocked). To save time, take time to
Double yarn over (2yo): Wrap yarn twice around needle; on following row, work (p1, k1) twice in 2yo.
Rib (multiple of 6 sts + 8) Row 1 (RS): K1, p2, *k2, p4; rep from *
to last 5 sts, k2, p2, k1. Row 2: K3, p2, *k4, p2; rep from * to
last 3 sts, k3. Rep Rows 1 and 2 for pat. Large Eyelet Pat (multiple of 6 sts + 2) Notes: A chart is provided for those pre
ferring to work pat from a chart. St count will dec by 2 sts for each pat rep on Rows 1 and 5, with these sts being added back on Rows 2 and 6. Row 1 (RS): K1, [k3tog, 2yo, sk2p]
6 times, k1—26 sts. Row 2: K1, p1, [(p1, k1) twice in 2yo, p2] 5 times, (p1, k1) twice in 2yo, p1, k1—38 sts. Row 3: K2, [p4, k2] 6 times. Row 4: K1, p1, [k4, p2] 5 times, k4,
p1, k1. Row 5: K1, yo, [sk2p, k3tog, 2yo] 5
times, sk2p, k3tog, yo, k1—26 sts. Row 6: K1, (p1, k1) in yo, [p2, (p1, k1) twice in 2yo] 5 times, p2, (p1, k1) in yo, k1—38 sts. Row 7: K1, p2, [k2, p4] 5 times, k2,
p2, k1. Row 8: K3, [p2, k4] 5 times, p2, k3. Rep Rows 1–8 for pat.
Picot Cast-On: Using knit cast-on (see page 111), make slip knot, then cast on 6 sts (7 sts on LH needle); bind off 2 sts then slip st from RH needle back to LH needle (5 sts on needle); [cast on 8 sts; bind off 2 sts; slip last st from RH needle to LH needle] 5 times; cast on 3 sts— 38 sts with 6 picots.
Picot Bind-Off: Bind off 3 sts; [slip st on RH needle back to LH needle; cast on 2 sts; bind off 8 sts] 5 times; slip st on RH needle back to LH needle; cast on 2 sts; bind off last 6 sts; fasten off.
Using Picot Cast-On method, cast
on 38 sts. Work 6 rows in Rib. Work 8-row Large Eyelet Pat 46 times or until scarf is just short of desired length. Work 4 rows in Rib. Bind off using Picot Bind-Off.
Weave in ends. Block to measurements.