• Angie B-Whistle and Wool

The Loxley Scarf


Designed with a relaxing garter stitch and easy repeatable pattern, this knit pattern helps make your time with your yarn enjoyable.

BE COZY, BE KIND!


The simple and calming stitches that make up this knit pattern will evoke all the fun of Fall. From apple cider donuts, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, to cozy plaid - these are a few of my favorite Fall things!

Inspiration behind this design was the color changes of the beautiful trees in the forest that bring me such joy throughout the Fall season. I'm always drawn to all the greens and rusts which naturally occur this time of the year. This inspo immediately led me to the Sherwood Forrest with the tales of Robinhood and how it sparks that childlike wonder. The history behind the name delves into this and I love learning new facts, so I hope you enjoy it too! (see the bottom of the post)


I would also love to draw attention to this under the radar yarn I used for this pattern. It's a soft, and lightweight acrylic yarn that gives the right amount of warmth and comfort whether it's in a garment or accessory. If you haven't tried it yet I definitely recommend it. It's one I find myself coming back to over and over again.


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WHISTLE and WOOL


METHOD

Knitting


DIFFICULTY

Beginner


SIZES

One size


DESCRIPTION

Asymmetrical long scarf, with subtle plaid detailing to kick any outfit up a notch!


YARN

Lion Brand, Basic Stitch, 185yd, #4 weight, 3.5 oz

Color A - Olive Color B - Beige Heather

Skeins: Color A- 2, Color B- 1



NEEDLES

US 10 (6mm)


NOTIONS

Yarn Needle


GAUGE

(unblocked) Worked flat

13 sts x 26 rows = 4“ in Garter Stitch

*Matching stitches per inch will get your width to match.


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NOTES


  1. Worked flat.

  2. The scarfs’ asymmetric shape is worked with a 2 row repeat. Every other Row, RS Row, work a a kfb at the beginning of the row, and a k2tog at the end of the row to create the slanting shape.

  3. The plaid details are created by weaving the yarn through the garter loops when you finish knitting

Finishing: This needs blocking when done to relax seams and calm the stitches.



GAUGE

**Please check your gauge before you start this Pattern to match the finished measurements:


It’s best to make your swatch slightly bigger than what the pattern states it should measure, so you can measure it in the center of your square, getting an accurate reading. You can do this by adding 2 additional stitches and work 2 additional rows. Do not count the first and last stitch in your measurement or the first and last row.


Needle Size Suggestions:

  • If your swatch has less stitches, swatch again using a smaller needle.

  • If your swatch has more stitches, swatch again using a larger needle.


Loxley Scarf

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Scarf


The Scarfs’ asymmetric shape is formed by repeating the following two row repeat for the entire scarf. Switch color rows when indicated.


Row 1: (RS) kfb, knit till last 2sts, k2tog

Row 2: (WS) knit



Cast on 40 with Color A

Row 1-26: Color A

Row 27-32: Color B

  • Repeat Rows 1-32, 7 more times

  • You will have a total of 8 Color Blocks by this point.

Row 1-26: Color A

  • Cast off/Bind off in knit. Cut yarn and weave in ends

DIAGRAM

Cut 8 36” pieces in Color B

Step 1: Starting at the top left of the Color B color block. Count to the right 20sts (red arrow). See diagram.


Step 2: Thread yarn needle, starting at the bottom of 20th st column, weave your needle under the purl bumps along that column in a straight line. Pics below.


Step 3: When you reach the top of the column, turn over the edge to the back side, move over 1st to the left and weave down that column, back to the starting edge. See diagram.


Step 4: Give the scarf a subtle stretch to properly distribute the stripe so it isn’t too tight or loose before weaving in the ends on the wrong side.





NEXT: Cut 2 (18”) pieces to add an additional plaid stripe at the beginning and end of the scarf. See pic. 1st stitch of Colorblock B at the beginning of the scarf (See diagram) and at the 40th st column of the last Colorblock B at the end of the scarf.

  • Voila! You’re done! Block your scarf.






A bit of History behind the name: Loxley, England

The area on which Loxley stands was originally moorland; Loxley Chase was a large expanse of upland ground set aside for hunting by the Norman lords after the Conquest in the 11th century. Loxley is a village and a suburb of the city of Sheffield, England. It is a long linear community which stretches by the side of the River Loxley. The extensive forest of Loxley Chase extended as far south east as Nottinghamshire in the 12th century where it joined up with Sherwood Forest. Loxley is one of the locations claimed as the birthplace of Robin Hood. It is maintained that Robin of Locksley or Robert Locksley was born in the area in 1160.


For more history behind the name visit : www.wikipedia.com










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