Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Mae Geri Scarf


 I knitted this scarf for my dear old mum. The name sounds very poetic and Japanese, maybe you'd guess it meant cherry blossom or something similar, something suitable for a lacy silk scarf. It means front kick. You see, my mother is in fact a third dan black belt in shotokan karate (i.e. she means business). But, like the ninja she is, she keeps this quite well hidden: a lacy scarf is just part of her disguise...
 

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Pure Silk. Two balls =250m

Needles: 4.5mm / US 7 needles

Gauge:  22 stitches = 4'' in stocking stitch with 4mm/US 6 needles
 
Size: One size, 6'' x 60''

Notation: 
k = knit
p = purl
CO = cast on
k2tog = knit two stitches together
yo = bring the yarn to the front of your knitting on knit rows and the back on purl rows
k2togtbl = knit two together through the back of the loops
p2tog = purl two stitches together
p2togtbl = purl two stitches together through the back of the loops


Directions:
CO 29 stitches. Work in garter stitch (knit every row) for 8 rows. Now work pattern as follows:

Row 1: k6 *k2tog, yo, k5* until 2 stitches remain, k2.
Row 2: k2 p3 *p2togtbl, yo, p1, yo, p2tog p2* to last 3 stitches p1 k2.
Row 3: k4 *k2tog yo k3 yo sl1 k1 psso* to last 4 stitches, k4.
Row 4: k2, p to last 2 stitches, k2.
Row 5: k4 * yo sl1 k1 psso k5* to last 4 stitches, k4.
Row 6: k2 p1 *p1 yo p2tog p2 p2togtbl yo* to last 5 stitches, p3 k2.
Row 7: k3 *k3 yo sl1 k1 psso k2tog yo* to last 5 stitches, k5.
Row 8: k2, purl to last 2 stitches, k2.

Repeat these 8 rows until scarf measures 60'', or as long as desired. Knit 8 rows and bind off on wrong side. Weave in loose ends.

22 comments:

  1. Hey! Cute site! I found it via Ravelry and now I'm following you. Love your patterns too! My blogger is my personal blog, but I have a knitting blog too :) If you want to go check it out (either way)..I just started it! http://www.knitagain.net
    I'm glad I found another knitting blog to follow!

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  2. Thanks Kristy! Glad you like the site! I'm loving your blog too, think I might be knitting up a reversible biking hat sometime soon,t's a lovely pattern!

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  3. Thank you for the lacy scarf pattern. I love your free and Etsy patterns. Keep on designing!!! Sheryl

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  4. i had a quick question, do you have any objections against people selling completed items?

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    1. Hi Liz, Sorry for the late reply. I've got no problem with you selling completed items as long as you mention that the pattern came from me. Is that ok?

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  5. what a lovely pattern! absolutely love the story behind the name too, hee hee :) thanks a million for sharing <3

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  6. Hello there. I am in the middle of making the scarf and wanted to know if the sides curled up on you as well? How do I flatten them? Thanks for the amazing pattern.

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  7. Hi! Thanks for your question. The edges curled a bit when I was knitting it, but after I finished knitting I gave mine a really good blocking. That made it lie flat!

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  9. love this pattern. What kind of yarn do you suggest?

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    1. I used dk weight silk yarn. Anything dk would do though!

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  10. i just finish making two scarfs using this pattern-i think its a beautiful pattern, but i had a hard time with the edges curling.

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Mine did curl a bit too. I think if I did it again Iwould make the edging a bit wider...

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  11. Love your scarf. Do you have or se a chart for this??

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    1. No actually, I'm afraid I don't. I'll put that on my to-do list!

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  12. Wish I knitted better, I am terrible at keeping this kind of pattern straight. I would love to knit this in a cranberry color.

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    1. I'm sure it would look great! Just put lots of lifelines in! :D

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  13. I have a question on this.....am making this for my mom as well. In the "stitches to know" you list k2togtbl... however, there aren't any shown in the pattern? Just want to be sure I have this right lol. Also... I have tried a few...lol several....yarns for this in substitute for the silk....and have found sock yarn to be my answer! Finally lol.
    Thank you For the beautiful pattern and wonderful story! Reminds me of my mom as well...not a black belt but a very strong woman all the same! :)

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    1. Oops, that's a mistake. You're absolutely right that there are no k2togtbls in the the pattern. Really hope you enjoy knitting this and glad that you enjoyed the story!

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