- 2 skeins Naturally 12 ply wool (7 wpi) 152m/166yds. If substituting, make sure your yarn has a lot of body and spring.
- 1 pair 8mm (US11) knitting needles or needles that allow the scarf to pull in and remain soft with some drape.
- Tapestry needle
Cast on 24 sts
Row 1: K2, P2 across.
Row 2: K2, P2 across
Row 3: P2, K2 across
Row 4: P2, K2 across
Row 5: K1, *P2, K2* repeat *to* to last stitch, K1
Row 6: P1, *K2, P2* repeat *to* to last stitch, P1
Row 7: P2, K2 across
Row 8: P2, K2 across
Row 9: P1, *K2, P2* repeat *to* to last stitch, P1
Row 10: K1, *P2, K2* repeat *to* to last stitch, K1
Repeat Rows 1 - 10 to desired length.
Width - 13.5cm/5.25”, Length - 207cm/81.5” (just under 7’ if you use every bit of both skeins) before blocking.
I didn’t take gauge before starting. Using thinner yarns and smaller needles will give you a narrower and shorter scarf. Your needle size should be a few sizes larger than the recommended in order to keep the scarf from being too stiff. The recommended needles on Naturally 12 ply are 4.5mm to 5.5mm (US 7 - 9) and I used 8mm (US 11).
Pattern written by Dorothy Broderick - please don’t distribute without permission. You may not sell this pattern, but you may sell items made using it provided you agree to donate a minimum of five dollars of the profits to your local Heart Association.
I finished the wedding garter on time and I love how it turned out. Although if I was to do this stitch pattern again with beads, I would place them in the knit row below the one they are in and that way the bell shape would be more defined.
The wedding was beautiful and my friend is very happy which makes me happy. Her new husband loves her to bits and that is the absolutely best part.
Since this is a wedding garter, I won't be sharing the pattern. That way it will be her designer exclusive. ;) Don't that sound all fancy!