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Tuesday, December 23, 2008


"And visions of sugarplums danced in their head..."
- Clement Clarke Moore

This year's free Christmas pattern showcases the beautiful saturated color and lovely deep texture of Malabrigo worsted yarn.

The color is called velvet grapes, but it is really more of a deep plum than a grape purple.

I wanted something easy and quick with a short repeat and a textured stitch that had rounded shapes in it. You can make it a scarf or a wrap; you can make it fat as Santa's belly or thin as a candy cane. You can make it long as a winter's nap or short as an elf.

You can make it any way you want it. Yardage will vary accordingly



Malabrigo worsted (yardage will vary)
Size 8 (US) needles

Cast on any multiple of six. (Mine is 60 stitches.)

Work 4 rows of K1, P1 rib.

Main Stitch Pattern

Row 1: K3, *P3, YO, S2KP, YO; rep from * to last three stitches, K3.
Row 2: K3, *P3, K3; rep from * to last three stitches, K3.
Row 3: K3, *YO, S2KP, YO, P3; rep from * to last three stitches, K3.
Row 4: K3, *K3, P3; rep from * to last three stitches, K3.

Repeat these four rows until scarf/wrap is desired length.

Work 4 rows of K1, P1 rib.

Bind off. Weave in ends. Soak and block if a flatter, more open appearance is desired. Remember, blocking will result in a larger finished product. Plan accordingly.

Pattern will also be available on Ravelry as a free download.

Merry Christmas to all
And to all a good night!


Rebecca in TN said...

Thank you ....Thank you....Merry Christmas to you and yours....

fleegle said...

Thanks so much for the pattern--it's lovely.

And you have a wonderful holiday!

denise said...

I appreciate your gorgeous patterns - I just purchased your new magnolia fingerless mitt pattern and this will be perfect them.

Thanks so much!

shortoldlady said...

Thank you for the lovely present!

Season's Greetings!

knitterbeader said...

I also just purchased your magnolia mitts pattern & am anxious to now make this scarf to go with them. That yarn is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the pattern and Merry Christmas.

Suzanne said...

Lovely pattern. I love that color of Malabrigo.

Ann said...

Lovely stitch pattern & thanks for this present. A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to you & family.