Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Pattern: Stockholm Scarf


I did promise you all a free pattern, right?
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I'm excited to introduce the Stockholm Scarf, which is a luxuriously large and cozy infinity scarf. This scarf looks good with dressy and casual coats, and adds a great pop of colour on a dreary winter (or in this case, a very pretty November) morning. This is a quick knit, and so easy to wear.

I was inspired to create this after all the great compliments I got on the big infinity scarf I bought in Stockholm in August. I was a bit embarrassed when people asked if I had made it and I had to say no (although I then got to say that I got it in Stockholm, and that part was pretty fun).

This scarf features a completely reversible stitch pattern with a 4 row repeat, and is easy to memorize. I knitted this scarf in two pieces and seamed them together, but this was because I didn't have a needle long enough for the whole scarf. The pattern is easy to knit either flat (back and forth in two pieces) or in the round. It's also a fast knit- it took me less than a week from cast on to cast off.

What are you waiting for? Grab the pattern here! Ravelry pattern link is here. It took me 4 tries to figure it out, so if there are 3 other versions of the pattern out there, my apologies. I left my cleverness in bed this morning, it seems.

Stockholm Scarf

A huge thank you goes to my husband G. Not just for the photos (and he always takes such great photos), but for designing the pattern layout and making it look great. In the title bar of the pattern, there is an odd shaping- that is actually an outline of a Stockholm city map. All his idea, and it looks incredible. Thanks, my love!!

60 comments:

knittinginatree said...

This is a stunning scarf! Beautiful color choice. Thank you for the free pattern.

Aesderina said...

beautiful scarf!! thank you so much for the free pattern :)

monikita said...

It's gorgeous! I really like the color. When I make mine (for surely I will! Just have to finish up all these UFO's) I'll be sure to choose a bold color as well. Thank you so much for the free pattern, lovey!

Rebecca said...

Thats so lovely Julie. It might just inspire me to pick up my needles again!

juniperjune said...

looks great; i love the texture!

slamskatkitten said...

it turned out fantastic! love the stitch you ended up with! good work, G!

Kara said...

Oh, I love it! Thanks for the pattern.

vscraftjournal said...

It's lovely! I have been looking for a big cowl like this for a while. So glad to see yours! Thanks for sharing it!

I've just downloaded the pattern. Now just need to find the right yarn!

Adriana said...

Fabulous scarf and perfect timing too! I had a coworker request an infinity scarf and was having trouble finding patterns I liked.

CU@5 said...

Thanks for pattern. Scarf looks fantastic!

French Press Knits said...

Beautiful scarf- you take the most gorgeous photos!

Susan said...

Thanks for the free pattern. It really is gorgeous!

Hilary said...

What a fabulous design! The texture of the stitch pattern is so neat, and I LOVE a big, cozy scarf like that. Looks like a lot of fun to make, too! Well done, you!

Sherral said...

Gorgeous! -And may I say, REALLY expensive looking... like if I saw a non-knitter wearing that I would assume they had spent big bucks at a specialty store! And your PDF looks awesome! Good job!

Tanis said...

Awesome job Julie! Looks great, a must knit for sure!

Michele said...

Completely gorgeous! I love the stitch pattern - and the color. Great scarf!

KnittingBetsy said...

The scarf is really lovely! Thank you very much for this great pattern. I surely will knit this scarf, at least when I'm ready with all my christmas projects ;-)
and by the way, I love Stockholm, too. It is a wonderful city and I was there already twice. But I'm not as far away from it as you are.
Have a nice day!

melaniejennifer said...

Love! Now *this* is a scarf pattern that speaks to me! Thanks so much for sharing.

fingersandtoes said...

I love it! I've been looking for an infinity cowl pattern to knit and I think this may be it.

Jolene said...

That is gorgeous -- not sure which I love more, the size or the texture. Can't wait to knit it. Thanks for the great pattern!

Noas' libellule said...

This is a great scarf, and beautiful colour!

Jacey said...

It's really beautiful. I will definitely add it to my queue! Thanks for sharing.

Phoe said...

Well done to you *both*. :) Great scarf.

Jane Richmond said...

It's so gorgeous, I absolutely love the stitch pattern and how cozy it looks, great colour as well!

...well done on the pattern layout G, it's perfect!

Knit 1 LA said...

Congratulations! It's beautiful!

Naomi said...

Thank you for the free pattern :o)

soknitpicky said...

Congratulations! It turned out great! And yes, G does take good photos :-)

Monique said...

Julie this is beautiful. I will definitely have to add it to my queue. You're right, your husband takes great pics of his lovely model and you guys did a great job publishing the pattern.
You make a great team!

Siga said...

Julie, this is wonderful. Very well done!

katjaknits said...

This truly is an amazing scarf! Thank you for offering the pattern and thank you for your wonderful and inspiring blog!
Many greetings from Germany!
Katja

CanarySanctuary said...

What a wonderful pattern - and so beautifully laid out! I'm so excited to see your upcoming work.

dawn said...

Oh wow! I love the pattern, love the color, love everything about it!

Maryse said...

Congratulations! It looks so cozy and the pattern itself looks great! Love the image of enlarged pattern details!

nicole said...

Stunning stunning stunning!!!

LOVE everything about it. I definitely will be queuing this one.

(And can I say, you are so very gorgeous)

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for posting the free pattern -- I can't wait to try it. I want to knit it with slightly bulkier yarn, on, say 8 or 9 mm needles. Do you think it will still turn out ok?

Julie said...

Thanks everyone!! I really enjoyed knitting it (once I figured out a stitch, that part was challenging. Jennifer, it won't let me email you back so I hope you check the comments again- I do think you could knit with 8 or 9 mm needles and worsted or aran weight yarn, but you'll probably need more yarn to get the length. A quick swatch should tell you how to proceed.

knit by nat said...

I heart this pattern! Beauty! I want to run out and buy some cranberry yarn right now!

Cathy said...

This pattern is exactly what I was looking for, and its free too. Thank you!

Jenny Morris said...

oh wow this is lovely! thanks for sharing the pattern!

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mikka said...

This is SO beautiful! I love the color, thank you for such a gorgeous free pattern!

Kristin said...

This is so beautiful!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

this cowl is so gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the pattern!!

Carrie
http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

maureen said...

This is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. Just wondering if the pattern as written is for knitting in the round or knitting flat. I could just try it out for myself, but I want to take the lazy way out.

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Bernadette said...

Lovely pattern, thanks so much for posting it free for everyone!

jigosta said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful pattern! I was trying to knit it the other day and had problems working out the right amount of stitches to work the pattern. I was trying to knit in the round and I cast on 256 stitches as you mentioned. I noticed when I got to the end of just the first row, that I didn't have enough stitches to knit the whole pattern for the row. I frogged it and started over again 2-3 more times. Then I tried knitting it flat and I had the same problem. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Sorry if this is a bit of a silly question perhaps I need to cast on more stitches to make this work? Thank you so much for your help!

Julie said...

Hi jigosta, you'll need to send me an email, and we can sort it out. Are you on ravelry? If not, my email is on the website, on the right hand side, message me there so I can reply to you properly!

Ellen said...

Beautiful pattern - and lovely photos. You're very photogenic, and your husband does a great job. Congratulations!

Rachel said...

This is gorgeous! Can't wait to knit it... thanks for sharing your design!

Sarah said...

This patten looks great - I would love to make it for my grandma who lives in the midwest and the winter get very cold. Question though: can this cowl also be worn as a hood?

Brittany said...

Thanks for sharing! The pattern and color of the scarf look gorgeous. I'm not sure when I will ever find the time to make this...but I am determined to do so!

Lilyean the Fairy Knitter said...

Thank you so much for this pattern! I'm going to cast it right on with my new Donegal Studio Aran Tweed that I bought on my holiday in Dublin last weekend! :-)

litlaskvis said...

Finished mine. Absolutely adore it! Thanks so much for the great pattern! very generous of you :)

http://litlaskvis.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/warm-knitting/

Totally Stitched Up said...

This is a great pattern, and I love the raspberry colour of yarn used. I hope to find a vibrant colour for mine. Thank-you for sharing, and for taking the trouble to make so many translations!

Wifey2011 said...

Ok, thank you so much and I am so excited to start this project! I do have a question. I know you refer to both knitting two flat panels and knitting in the round, is the pattern row 1-4 for knitting flat or in the round? I will be knitting in the round and would like to ensure i make any necessary adjustments to the pattern.

Dr. Barbie said...

Beautiful cowl. I love this color what color is it?

Peg said...

I wonder if you've ever worn this cowl up over your head, and how it works for that?

Mary Bowman-Kruhm said...

I too wonder about wearing it different ways, especially, since my arms get cold at the computer in winter, as an upper arm shawl. Can you mention other ways to wear it? Thanks for a gorgeous pattern.

Sarah C. said...

Thanks for this! I haven't knit in years but wanted to try my hand at the infiniti scarf. This pattern was super easy and quick (and thank goodness for Youtube videos reminding me how to cast on/off!)

Агуська said...

O! It's amazing!!!