Eyelets and a fancy crochet edging add a lacy touch to Ann Budd’s Knit a Ribbed Scarf with a Crocheted Edging. Ann adapted the scarf pattern from Weldon’s Practical Needlework (to learn more about Weldon’s see “A Brief History of Weldon’s Practical Needlework,” PieceWork, January/February 2006.) Download this free pattern from PieceWork and get a head start on your holiday knitting.
This springy scarf is modeled after one featured in Volume 6 of Weldon’s Practical Needlework. The original was worked in fingering weight wool in two sections, each worked downward from the center back neck. I knitted this version in a DK-weight alpaca from one end to the other, eliminating the bulky join at the center neck. A few rows of eyelets followed by a fancy crochet edging widen the ends of the scarf and add a lacy touch to the sturdy ribbed pattern.
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Bonus, Ann did the work of translating the Victorian-era knitting jargon into modern terminology. Thank you, Ann!
Former staff member Liz Gipson made a handspun version. Liz decided to make her version a little shorter and used a 2-ply worsted-style yarn. Enjoy making this great scarf, and send a photo of your finished project to [email protected]. We’d love to see it!
ANN BUDD, formerly a book editor for Interweave Press, is the author of The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns (Interweave Press, 2002 and 2004, respectively).
LIZ GIPSON is a former managing editor of Handwoven magazine and shares her rigid-heddle loom adventures on her website, www.yarnworker.com.
Originally published February 20, 2014; updated December 28, 2017; updated November 20, 2023.