You guessed it, another Malabrigo Rasta Pattern. I love how dropped stitches showcase the beauty of this yarn. It seems that scarves with dropped stitches are usually worked from side to side (width wise). I thought I’d turn this idea on its ear and work the scarf lengthwise and see how this turns out. Well, take a look!
I think it turned out nicely. As with all the other Malabrigo Rasta patterns I’ve posted, this is a project that can be easily completed in an evening! If you have never done an elongated stitch before, here is a great video to help you out from Sapphires N Purls, a Knitting Blog (lots of great videos and tips here). Here’s the link to the video for you!
1 skein Malabrigo Rasta (I used colorway Piedras)
32″ or longer US 19 Circular needles
2 stitches/inch but since this is a scarf gauge is not important
72″ x 4″
Using long tail cast-on, cast on 103 stitches (be careful not to cast on too tightly)
Row 1: Knit every stitch
Row 2: *Knit 1 wrapping yarn twice around the needle* repeat for every stitch
Note: You should have 206 stitches on your needle after completing row 2
Row 3: *Knit 1 dropping the extra wrapped stitch*repeat for every stitch
Note: You should have 103 stitches on your needle after completing row 3
Row 4: Knit every stitch
Row 5: Knit every stitch
Row 6: Repeat Row 2
Row 7: Repeat Row 3
Row 8: Knit every stitch
Row 9: Bind off knitwise, loosely
Here is how your scarf will look close up
Have fun knitting and if let me know how it works out for you!