Jun 25, 2009

Pattern: Collared Tippet

Type: One Skein Wonder
Skill Level: Easy Skill Builder
Wearability: Fun


This scarf is militaristic in style with a pointed collar and round epaulets that form the front of the scarf. The look is finished with metallic buttons. Although the body is worked in a flat round without turning, the collar is worked by turning between rows.

Supplies

Yarn: Approximately 120 (100,80) yards of a DK (worsted, Bulky) weight of your choice. Just remember to pick something that feels good against the skin and isn't too rigid. For those comfortable with boucle style yarns, feel free. Just remember to use your stitch markers.

Hook: H or other to get gauge

Stitch markers

2 Buttons

TIP: Hate counting stitches over and over again? Keep your sanity by using stitch markers to mark the beginning and ending stitches for both sides of the base.

Gauge

Go ahead! Feel free to use a DK weight or a worsted/aran weight or even a bulky weight yarn. This pattern offers instructions for all three -- which is indicated by DK (Worsted, Bulky).

  • DK [3]: 16 dc + 10 rows = 4 in -- I used James Brett's Marble in Navy
  • Worsted/Aran [4]: 12 dc + 8 rows = 4 in -- I used Naturally Caron's Country in Teal
  • Bulky [5]: XX dc + X rows = 4 in -- I used Lion Brand Suede

TIP: Love how your swatch looks but can't make gauge? If changing your hook doesn't work (i.e., you don't like how the effect), try adapting the number of starting chains. Here's how: Given that the base of the scarf at the first row is 16 inches, multiply the number of dc stitches from your 4 inch gauge by 4 and then add 5. For example, if your swatch is 15 stitches = 4 inches, then chain 60 + 5 = 65 chains.

BODY

Ch 69 (53, XX).

Rnd 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as first dc); dc in each of next 64 (48, XX) ch, 6 dc in last ch; pivot (no turn) to work in free loops along opposite side of foundation ch, dc in each of next 64 (48, XX) ch, 4 dc in last ch; join with sl st in top of beg ch [124 (108, XXX) sts]

TIP: To help the scarf to lay flat, work stitches into the bump of the chain.

Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc on each succeeding round), dc in same space as join, 2 dc in next dc, 4 dc in next dc, dc in next 64 (48, XX) dc, 4 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, 3 dc in each of the next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 4 dc in next dc, dc in next 64 (48, XX) dc, 4 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; 3 dc in next 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc, join with sl st in top of beg ch [148 (132, 1xx) sts]

NOTE: The base of the scarf will always be the same width and is represented by those stitches which form the top and bottom straight edges of the scarf. In this pattern, these stitches are illustrated as "64 (48, XX)."

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times, dc in next 64 (48, XX) dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 4 times, 2 dc in next two dc, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 4 times, dc in next 64 (48, XX) dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 4 times, 2 dc in next two dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch [168 (152, 1xx) sts]

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next two dc) 3 times, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 64 (48, XX) dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next two dc) 9 times, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 64 (48, XX) dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next two dc) 5 times, 2 dc in next dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch [188 (172, 1xx) sts]

DK and Worsted weight only:

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next three dc) 3 times, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 64 (48, XX) dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next three dc) 5 times, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next three dc) 4 times, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 64 (48, XX) dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next three dc) 5 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch [208 (192, 1xx) sts]

DK weight only:

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next four dc) 3 times, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 64 (48, XX) dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next four dc) 5 times, dc in next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next four dc) 4 times, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 64 (48, XX) dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next four dc) 5 times, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch [228 (212, 1xx) sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

COLLAR

Row 1: Going to base stitches, work 1 sc in each stitch of base, ch 1, turn [64 (48, XX) sts]

Row 2: sc in first sc, 2 sc in next st, sc in remaining stitches until 3 st remain, 2 sc in next st, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn [66 (50, XX) sts]

Row 3: Repeat Row 2 [68 (52, XX) sts]

Row 4: Repeat Row 3 [70 (52, XX) sts]

Row 5: dc in first sc, sk next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, sk next st, ch 1, dc in next st, sk next st, ch 1, repeat to last three stitches, 2 dc in next st, sk next st, ch 1, dc in last st [72 (54, XX) sts]

Row 6: Repeat Row 4 [74 (56, XX) sts]

Row 7: Repeat Row 6 [76 (58, XX) sts]

Row 8: Repeat Row 7 [78 (60, XX) sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

FINISHING

Attach buttons to rounded epaulets, trying on to ensure proper placement.

copyright June 2009, Victoria Robinson

6 comments:

Beverooni said...

Out comes the yarn and the hook. Can't wait to get started. I've been dying to try this. Thanks!!!!!!!

Beverooni said...

P.S. You've been tagged on my blog.

Anonymous said...

Omg I wish there was a knit version!

Anonymous said...

This is a lovely pattern. Thank you for sharing. Is there a corrected version for stitch counts?

Anonymous said...

Oops. Nevermind. Figured out its just inconsistencies in the instructions.

Avigail Aronhime Bracha said...

Hey this looks great!
Can I please know what the finished measurements are? I checked the gauge but it looks a little large and I'm wondering how many rounds to make..
Thank you!