Lion Brand Scarfie Free Spirit Topper

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Scarfie Free Spirit Topper

Easily knit this trendy, open cardigan with lofty, ombre Scarfie yarn and wrap yourself in style this season.

Use a gauge of 16 sts (about 4"”) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) to knit a topper that is about 30"” x 27”" after folding and seaming. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

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Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:several hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Notes:
    •Topper is worked in 2 halves, seamed together at back and sides
    •Each half is worked in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with Seed st borders
    •Each half begins at lower front edge and is worked up to shoulders, at shoulder, an extra st is cast on at center back, this st will be used in seaming the back
  • 2
    Right Half
    Front
    Cast on 59 sts.
    Seed st lower border
    Row 1 (RS): K1, *p1, k1; rep from * to end of row.
    Row 2: P the knit sts and k the purl sts.
    Rep Row 2 for Seed st until piece measures about 4” from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
    Body
    Row 1 (RS): Work in Seed st as established over first 8 sts for side border, place marker (pm), k to last 8 sts, pm, work in Seed st as established (for side border) to end of row.
    Row 2: Work in Seed st as established to marker, slip marker (sm), p to next marker, sm, work in Seed st as established to end of row.
    Keeping first and last 8 sts in Seed st as established and sts between markers in St st (k on RS, p on WS), and slipping markers as you come to them, work until piece measures about 31"” from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
    Back
    Note: On Row 1 of the back, you'll cast on one new st – this st will be used to seam the center back.
    Row 1 (RS): Cast on 1 st, work in Seed st as established to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, work in Seed st as established to end of row – you will have 60 sts at the end of this row.
    Place a marker in the cast on st.
    Continue as established, working sts outside of markers in Seed st, remaining sts in St st until piece measures about 50”" from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
    Seed st lower border
    Next Row (RS): Work in Seed st as established to marker, remove marker, continue in Seed st across to next marker, remove marker, work in Seed st to end of row.
    Next Row: Work in Seed st across.
    Rep last row until piece measures about 54”" from beg.
    Bind off.
  • 3
    Left Half
    Front
    Work as for Right Half until piece measures about 31”" from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
    Back
    Row 1 (RS): Work in Seed st as established to marker, sm, k to next marker, sm, work in Seed st as established to end of row, cast on 1 st – -- you will have 60 sts at the end of this row. Place a marker in the cast on st.
    Continue as for Right Half to lower border, then work lower border as for Right Half.
  • 4
    Finishing
    With RS facing, lay Halves side by side on a flat surface matching the markers that were placed on the cast on sts.
    Sew Halves together from markers to bound off edges, then remove markers.
    Fold piece in half at shoulder line. Place markers on both side edges about 9"” below fold for armholes and about 8”" above lower edge for side slits. Sew side seams between markers and remove markers.
    Weave in ends.
  • 5
    Abbreviations:
    Beg = Begin(s)(ning)
    K = Knit
    P= Purl
    Rem = Remain(s)(ing)
    Rep = Repeat(s)(ing)
    RS = Right side
    St st= Stockinette stitch
    St(s) = Stitch(es)
    WS = Wrong side
    Download the template, if needed, for the pattern.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:several hours

Project Supplies

  • •Four Skeins of Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn in Taupe/Charcoal, Knitting Needles U.S. 9/5.5 mm, Split Ring Stitch Markers & Set of 6 Large Blunt Eye Needles
Download Project Template