Free Scarf Pattern in Fishermen’s Rib

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Après Big White

Après Big White is a free scarf pattern knit in the traditional fishermen’s rib stitch that creates a wonderful cozy, plush, soft, light fabric. Big White is the name of our much loved local ski area, which is famous for its deep powder and bright skies. Apres Big White is a great scarf to wear anywhere for a stylish look or to fight off the winter chill.  Big enough to wear as a wrap, the finished Size of this scarf is 12″ x 74″.  The dimensions can be easily adjusted to suit your style by adding or subtracting stitches.  The size we made used 4 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky.  With wet blocking the scarf relaxes and grows.  Pattern is written below for you to read or is available as a PDF download.

Wear Apres Big White as a cosy wrap, cowl or scarf. Easy to make to any size that you wish.

Wear Apres Big White as a cosy wrap, cowl or scarf. Easy to make to any size that you wish.

Wrap yourself up in coziness

Wrap yourself up in coziness

Materials:
4 skeins of Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky (sample knit in Winter White # 7201)
6.5 mm knitting needles
Darning needle

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky; this yarn is a 2 ply with the perfect balance of luxurious super fine alpaca and Peruvian Highland wool. Chunky weight for quick knitting.

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Chunky; this yarn is a 2 ply with the perfect balance of luxurious super fine alpaca and Peruvian Highland wool. Chunky weight for quick knitting.

Pattern Stitch:
The Fishermen’s Rib pattern is worked over a multiple of 2 + 1 stitches.  Width of the scarf can be adjusted by reducing or adding Stitches.
k1b (knit one below): Insert the tip of the right needle into the stitch below the next stitch, knit normally (wrapping the yarn around the needle and pulling it back through the stitch below) and let the stitch above fall from the left needle.  Work is done back and forth using this stitch alternating with a purl stitch.  Both sides are the same.

Instructions:
Cast on 41 stitches.
Row 1: *k1, p1* repeat from * to last stitch, k1
Row 2: k1, *k1b, p1* repeat to last 2 stitches, k1b, k1
Row 3: k1, *p1, k1b* repeat to last 2 stitches, p1, k1
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until piece is just shy of desired finished length, ending with a row 2.
Bind off in 1 x 1 rib.  You will need at least 3 times the width in yarn to bind off.

Weave in the ends, block and wrap yourself up in coziness!

Download ~ Apres Big White

Happy Knitting from all of us at Art of Yarn

Big White – Free Hat Pattern

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Big White is a free hat pattern incorporating the fishermen’s rib stitch.  It makes a fun, slouchy hat that everyone will love. Download the free pattern here or in pdf below.
The fishermen’s rib creates a very bulky fabric with lots of stretch. You will love to wear this hat.
We knit our sample in Gloria by Manos Del Uruguay which is a super fine, washable merino yarn.

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Gloria by Manos Del Uruguay

Big White for all ages, cozy, soft and cute!

Big White

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Gloria – 1 ball Sampled in Hibisco G2101(Coral) and Vereda G2399 (Mint).
Tools: 4.00 & 5.00 mm circular needles (16” – 24”). DPNs for top in 5.00 mm; stitch marker, pompom maker, scissors & tapestry needle.
Pattern Stitch:
Round 1: Knit into the stitch below the next stitch on the needle and purl the next stitch.
Round 2: Purl through the bottom of the next purl stitch and knit the knit stitches as normal. (To purl into the stitch below, insert the needle held in the right hand into the back of the stitch below the next stitch and purl into it.)
Once you start it will come easily. You are ribbing but alternately knitting or purling into the stitch below. You can tell where you are by looking to see if there are 2 bars at the back or front.
Instructions:
Cast on 80 sts with smaller circular needles. Join in round placing marker. Knit in K1, P1 rib for 9 rows, slipping marker as you go.
Change to larger needles and begin pattern stitch. Work until work measures 8” from beginning.
Top Decrease:
Knit 2tog around. (40 sts)
Next round: Knit all stitches
Next round: Knit 2 tog around. (20 sts)
Next round: Knit all stitches
Next round: Knit 2tog around. (10 stitches)
Cut 10” tail and thread through all stitches and fasten off. Don’t cut the end as it can be used to fasten the pom pom.

Pom Pom:
I recommend using a large size pom pom maker. The pom pom will take all the remaining yarn left over from knitting the hat. The pom pom on the Hibisco hat was made using a Clover pom pom maker and the Vereda hat used a Pattiewack pom pom maker. Both are available at the shop. It would be equally nice to have a pom pom in a contrasting colour.
Once the pom pom is made fasten it on to the top of the hat.
Finishing:
Weave in the end at the beginning.

Big White

Happy Knitting from Sally and the gals from Art of Yarn