Tostata Scarf a Free Knitting Pattern

Tostata Scarf a Free Knitting Pattern

Simple, stylish and versatile are the hallmarks of the Tostata Scarf. It’s ideal for those single hanks of hand dyed yarn you have tucked away. Knitted with the ever easy garter stitch this scarf showcases that gorgeous yarn.

The simple triangle scarf pattern is adaptable should you desire to create a larger scarf/shawl with more yarn. While final results will vary, this pattern works for other weight yarns as well.

I was blessed to have a few hours to myself this summer while the kids were at day camp with our church. I’m still amazed that all of them are old enough to participate in something like this! Anyway, I set out to visit my local yarn shop and see what I could get in to.

I found this stunning yarn from Bella Yarn. There was only one hank left, but the color was just too amazing to pass up. I’m so glad I splurged on it. And started knitting right away–I have a couple other precious hand dyed hanks that I haven’t used yet. Now I’m working on a crochet version of this triangle scarf, so crocheters stay tuned.

I also snagged this lovely hair/shawl pin!

I chose the color Tiger’s Eye on Mendocino. The dappling of the black, grey and copper is just mesmerizing. I love that the simplicity of the stitches lets the colors do all the talking. Truly there were so many beautiful colors to chose from. I’m so happy I was able to finish my scarf in time for fall!

I did a little tutorial on how to hand roll a ball from a hank of yarn here. I use my yarn swift and winder now, which are handy to have if you prefer yarn that’s sold in hanks. And truly the winder almost counts as an essential, as I use it to frog larger pieces, and neaten up leftovers.

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I got this Amish Style Yarn Swift* last year for my birthday. It’s made for the table top, assembles/disassembles and stores easily when I’m not using it. And I love my Knit Picks yarn winder* too. I use this frequently, not only for hanks but for those non center pull skeins that like to bounce around. Caked yarn is easy yarn to work with!

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Materials

Notes

  1. Pattern is worked flat, turn your work after each row. 
  2. Increases are only made on the right side and on one end of your work.
  3. Place a stitch marker on the RS of your work to easily remember which side to increase on.
  4. Pattern is worked sideways.

Stitches/Abbreviations

CO-cast on

K-knit

Garter st- knit both sides of your work

YO-yarn over (increase)

BO-bind off

RS-right side WS-wrong side

rep-repeat

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

4” x 4” = 18sts x 38 rows in garter st

Finished dimensions= 20” deep, 33” sides, 48” across

Pattern

CO 3

Row 1. (WS) K all. (3 sts)

Row 2. (RS) K first st, yo, k all sts to end of row. (4 sts)

Row 3. K all. (4 sts)

Row 4. Rep Row 2. (5 sts)

Row 5. Rep Row 3. (5 sts)

Rows 6-289. Continue to repeat Rows 2-3, or until desired length is reached.

BO. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Block your scarf. I use my blocking boards from Knit Picks* and my sewing pins. If you’re lucky you can sometimes find similar foam puzzle pieces at the dollar store or hardware store too. I’ve used my clean carpet or bed before I had these too! So never fear, these are just nice to have if you frequently block.

I’d love to see your #tostatascarf tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic. Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work!

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