POLA

15 February 2015



A freebie Dolly Knit scarf pattern



The first time I came across this lace pattern was in a small knitting shop in Auckland. It was a shawl with vast rows of fans and feather rippling like a sea of colourful waves :)
I was smitten . . even though for all it's loveliness, old acrylic tea cosies and doilies floating around in the mounds of jumble sales do also come to mind ;)

So heres a wee pattern for those who might like to experience the fan and feather love for yourself. 
It's a perfect cosy fit for Luletti Rosehips and other similar sized dolls.



Although it might look intimidating (if your not a confidant knitter), I promise it’s not . . it’s actually very easy when you get the hang of it <3





POLA scarf~ a dolly knitting pattern by Luletti

What you will need,
4ply yarn (I've used Debbie Bliss Rialto lace knitting 2 strands together)  
3.5mm knitting needles, a single smaller needle 2.5 or 2.75) 2 stitch markers (my favourites are these pretty little treasures from Fripperies and Bibelots) and a wool needle for sewing in the ends.

abbreviations
k=knit, p=purl, psm=place stitch marker, kf&b, ssm=slip stitch marker

NOTE you will increase one stitch by knitting into the front and back of the second last stitch of every row(kf&b)

For a variation you can knit all stitches on rows 6, 10, 14 and 18 which will give a different texture.



Here is a video of how to do stitching for the pattern on rows 6, 11, 15 and 19.










Cast on 92 stitches.

NOTE you will increase one stitch by knitting into the front and back of the second last stitch of every row(kf&b)

For a variation you can knit all stitches on rows 6, 10, 14 and 18 which will give a different texture. 


1) k4, psm, k84, psm, k2, kf&b, k1 (93sts)
2) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (94sts)
3) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (95)
4) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (96) 
5) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (97)
6) k7, ssm, p84, ssm, k4, kf&b, k1 (98)*
7) k7, ssm, *k2tog x 2, yfwd k1 x4, k2tog x2* (repeat from * to * x 6), ssm, k5, kf&b, k1 (99sts)
8) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (100sts)
9) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (101sts)
10) k9, ssm, p84, ssm, k6, kf&b, k1 (102sts)*
11) k9, ssm, *k2tog x 2, yfwd k1 x4, k2tog x2* (repeat from * to * x 6) ssm, k7, kf&b, k1 (103sts)
12) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (104sts)
13) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (105sts)
14) k11, ssm, p84, ssm, k8, kf&b, k1 (106sts)*
15) k11, ssm, *k2tog x 2, yfwd k1 x4, k2tog x2* (repeat from * to * x 6), ssm, k9, kf&b, k1 (107sts)
16) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (108sts)
17) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (109sts)
18) k13, ssm, p84, ssm, k10, kf&b, k1 (110sts)
19) k13, ssm, *k2tog x 2, yfwd k1 x4, k2tog x2* (repeat from * to * x 6), ssm, k11, kf&b, k1 (111sts)
20) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (112sts)
21) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (113sts)
22) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (114 sts)
23) k to second last stitch, kf&b, k1 (115sts)
24) Using a smaller needle to knit on to, (I use a 2.5 or 2.75mm) cast of with the extra stretch cast off ~here's a little tutorial I've made for those not familiar with this technique.




 I find using a slightly smaller needle size to knit onto helps minimise the fluting that can be a problem with this cast off.


Please do feel free to share pictures of your scarves on the luletti facebook page or in the comments here. I always love to see and if your not a follower already do remember to follow my blog for more patterns and dolly loveliness :)

 <3






3 comments

  1. It's beautiful Saskia. Thank you for posting this for us. <3 I also am rather tempted by the pretty heart shaped stitch markers. Off I go! XOXO

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  2. Thank you so much, dear Saskia - I am feeling brave enough to try it! x♡x

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  3. This is a great inspiring article.I am pretty much pleased with your good work.You put really very helpful information... Skinnluer

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