Ribbon-Drop Scarf

ribbon drop scarf

a free pattern from LYS

designed/'unvented' by Wendy Ellis

sizes: narrow (wide)

approximate dimensions: narrow: 5" x 45"; wide: 7" x 39"

yarn: Knit One, Crochet Too Tartelette (50% cotton, 50% nylon; 50 gram ball = approx 75 yards) 2 balls in color 222, or approximately 150 yards in a comparable yarn

needles: One set US #9 (5.5 mm). Or size to obtain gauge.

gauge: 16 sts = about 4" in stockinette, not terribly important for this project.


WS: Wrong Side

RS: Right Side

yo: Yarn Over (an increase)


Cast on 20 (26) stitches using long-tail cast on method.

Knit 5 rows, ending on RS. Place removable marker to denote RS.

Begin drop stitch pattern:

Row 1: (WS) K1, *yo twice, K1; repeat from * to end.

Row 2: *K1, drop yo's from needle; repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 3-6: Work in garter stitch (knit every row).

You will have 3 garter ridges between dropped stitches. Yarn overs will always be worked on a RS row. Yarn overs will be dropped on a WS row.

Work in drop stitch pattern until nearly out of yarn ending with Row 5 & binding off.

Weave in ends. Block lightly if needed, do not iron.

This is a great pattern for ribbon yarns. The garter drop stitch pattern is widely known & is interpreted here for use with K1,CToo's Tartelette yarn.

pattern copyright Wendy Ellis, 2010