Pine Grove Scarf - Free Knitting Pattern https://killercrafts.co/2018/07/08/pine-grove-scarf/ #knitting #pattern #free #scarf #green #forest #pinetrees

Pine Grove Scarf

Hello everyone,

This week I decided to draw inspiration from my surroundings to create a totally  Oregon-esque scarf. Seeing as how I'm currently surrounded by Christmas tree farms, it was only natural to feature them on my next scarf.

Pine Grove Scarf - Free Knitting Pattern https://killercrafts.co/2018/07/08/pine-grove-scarf/ #knitting #pattern #free #scarf #green #forest #pinetrees

During the early stages of designing this scarf, I tested out numerous stitches and tree patterns, but none of them turned out quite like I wanted. So, I decided to create my own.

This super simple pine tree pattern is made with knits and purls for the branches, and twisted stitches down the middle to form the trunk. Because of it's simplicity, this pattern is perfect for beginners who are looking for some extra practice reading patterns. I've also included a chart, for those of you who prefer visual instructions.

 

Click here to download the Pine Grove Scarf Pattern

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Continue scrolling to view the pattern and chart below.

What you'll need:

 

Abbreviations:

CO: cast on
K: knit
P: purl
K1b: knit 1 stitch through the back loop
P1b: purl 1 stitch through the back loop
BO: bind off

 

Gauge:

18 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

 

Instructions

CO 31 stitches

Rows 1-5: knit

Row 6 (ws): k4, p23, k4

Row 7 (rs): k10, k1b, k9, k1b, k10

Row 8: k4, p6, p1b, p9, p1b, p6, k4

Row 9: k9, p1, k1b, p1, k7, p1, k1b, p1, k9

Row 10: repeat row 8

Row 11: k8, p2, k1b, p2, k5, p2, k1b, p2, k8

Row 12: repeat row 8

Row 13: k7, p3, k1b, p3, k3, p3, k1b, p3, k7

Row 14: repeat row 8

Row 15: repeat row 7

Row 16: repeat row 6

Row 17: knit

Row 18: repeat row 6

Row 19: k15, k1b, k15

Row 20: k4, p11, p1b, p11, k4

Row 21: k14, p1, k1b, p1, k14

Row 22: repeat row 20

Row 23: k13, p2, k1b, p2, k13

Row 24: repeat row 20

Row 25: k12, p3, k1b, p3, k12

Row 26: repeat row 20

Row 27: repeat row 19

Row 28: Repeat row 6

Row 29: knit

Repeat rows 6-29 until scarf reaches desired length, then knit four more rows to finish the border. Block and weave in any loose ends to finish.

 

 

Leneta is a graduate from Oregon State University currently living in Paris, France. When not writing or crafting, you can find her sipping espresso from tiny cups, watching true crime documentaries, or cuddling her cat, Jack.

3 Comments

  • Lisa

    Love this pattern – so cute. I’m quite new to knitting and still learning the terminology & abbreviations, so I was hoping you could clarify one thing: when I Googled k1b (& p1b) for some YouTube help, I got dozens of results describing knit one below, rather than through the back loop. Could you please let me know which is correct for this pattern? I’m looking forward to giving this scarf a whirl.

    Thanks!

    • Leneta

      Hi Lisa, I’m glad you like the scarf!

      In this case, k1b and p1b mean to knit/purl through the back loop. This creates the twisted stitches that form the “trunk” of the tree.

      As you read more patterns, you’ll see abbreviations vary depending on the knitter who wrote them and their country of origin. Many knitters even alter their abbreviations to make the patterns easier to read! But most patterns include a breakdown of the abbreviations to help you understand.

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