Brick stitch Scarflet

Brick stitch is a beautiful introduction to slip stitch knitting and a lovely way to play with contrasting colours. Having seen a lot of slip stitch colour work around recently I decided to experiment with it myself. There are a lot of instruction options on the internet, but I decided Nadine Mcleod’s was the most helpful, so I followed her instructions here.

You can easily work this technique in the round, although I haven’t tried that yet. Or you could knit a shorter piece and seam it to make a neckwarmer. It’s also a beautiful pattern for a full length scarf if you are inspired to keep knitting.

Sizing:
One size, ~23cm wide x ~68cm long, this scarflet is designed to wrap and pin at your neck

Materials:
100g cowgirlblues Merino DK Main Colour B
50g cowgirlblues Merino DK contrast colour A
The pattern would also work beautiful with our Merino handspun, or try it in the Aran weight for a heavier knit
75mm needles

Gauge:
21 stitches and 31 rows = 10cm when knit in pattern

Instructions:
In Contrast Colour A cast on 80 stitches
R1: (Colour A) Knit
R2: Purl
Change to Main Colour B and continue to follow the 12 row pattern repeat as per Nadine’s blog
Don’t forget to slip your stitches purlwise
Continue the 12 row pattern repeat until your knitting measures 68cm or you have reached the desired length
Cast off at the end of a Contrast Colour A purl row using colour A 

Finishing:
Finish away your loose ends, block gently and find a beautiful scarf pin or brooch to finish the look

Pattern from Texturedknits.blogspot.co.za

  • R R1: (Colour A) Knit
  • R2: Purl
  • R3:(color B)  K4, sl1 *K5, sl1; repeat to last 4 sts, k4
  • R4: K4, yf, sl1, yb, *K5, yf, sl1, yb; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4
  • R5: P4, yb, sl1, yf, *P5, yb, sl1, yf; repeat from * to last 4 sts, P4
  • R6: Repeat row 4
  • R7: (color A) Knit
  • R8: Purl
  • R9: (color B)  K1, sl1, *K5, sl1; repeat from * to last st, k1
  • R10: K1, yf, sl1, yb, *K5, yf, sl1, yb; repeat from * to last st, k1
  • R11: P1, yb, sl1, yf, *P5, yb, sl1, yf; repeat form * to last st, p1.
  • R12: Repeat row 10