The Daylilies Scarf Pattern

Daylilies Scarf is a rectangular scarf knit on the bias in garter stitch pattern. It is knit with 2 different colorways of Yarnspirations™ Caron® Cotton Funnel Cakes yarn I purchased this Spring at Michaels Arts and Crafts Store. I finished knitting this pullover (see below) late Spring and found the yarn soft and light and oh so enjoyable to knit with. I had enough yarn left over so I knit the Daylilies Scarf with it too. The colors of this yarn represent all things of Spring/Summer to me – the vibrant colors of daylilies and other flowers, the birds, the butterflies etc. The colors of the yarn also depict a season of much warmth and a time when nature is awake.

The Daylilies Scarf Pattern (text and images for personal use only)

Yarn: Caron® Cotton Funnel Cakes by Yarnspirations™ in Peaches and Cummulus colorways
 Knitting Needles: US #9 or 5.5 mm knitting needles
Crochet hook: US size H8 or 5.0 mm crochet hook
Gauge: 14 stitches/ 4 inches (this pattern is generic so gauge not so critical)
Abbreviations:

  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • Kfb: Knit front and back (knit one stitch first in the front and then knit the same stitch in the back before slipping it off the left needle – 1 stitch increase)
  • K2tog: Knit the first two stitches together on the left needle (1 stitch decrease)
  • pm: place marker
  • rm: remove marker
  • sm: slip marker
  • wyif: with yarn in front
  • RS: right side
  • WS: wrong side
  • wyif S1: bring working yarn to the front before slipping the next stitch purlwise

Colorway1: Peaches
Colorway2: Cummulus

Cast on 1 stitch with US #9 needles and Colorway1 yarn

Increase Section:
Row 1 (RS): Colorway1 – Kfb
Row 2 (WS): Colorway1 –  K2
Row 3 (RS): Colorway2 – Kfb, Kfb
Row 4 (WS): Colorway2 – K1, pm, K2, pm, wyif S1
Row 5 (RS): Colorway1 – K1, sm, Kfb, Kfb, sm, wyif S1
Row 6 (WS): Colorway1 –  K1, sm, K4, sm, wyif S1
Row 7 (RS): Colorway2 – K1, sm, Kfb, K2, Kfb, sm, wyif S1
Row 8 (WS): Colorway2 – K1, sm, K6, sm, wyif S1
Row 9 (RS): Colorway1 – K1, sm, Kfb, knit to 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, wyif S1
Row 10 (WS): Colorway1 –  K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
Row 11 (RS): Colorway2 – K1, sm, Kfb, knit to 1 stitch before marker, Kfb, sm, wyif S1
Row 12 (WS): Colorway2 – K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
Repeat Rows 9 – 12 and knit till 42 stitches ending with the WS row.

Length Increase Section:
Row 1 (RS): Colorway1 – K1, sm, Kfb, knit to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, sm, wyif S1
Row 2 (WS): Colorway1 –  K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
Row 3 (RS): Colorway2 – K1, sm, Kfb, knit to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, sm, wyif S1
Row 4 (WS): Colorway2 – K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
Repeat Rows 1 – 4 and knit till preferred length is reached. The Daylilies Scarf has 154 garter ridges or is about 62 inches long before blocking.

Decrease Section:
Row 1 (RS): Colorway1 – K1, sm, K2tog, knit to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, sm, wyif S1
Row 2 (WS): Colorway1 –  K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
Row 3 (RS): Colorway2 – K1, sm, K2tog, knit to 2 stitches before marker, K2tog, sm, wyif S1
Row 4 (WS): Colorway2 – K1, sm, knit to marker, sm, wyif S1
Knit Rows 1 – 4 till 6 stitches left ending with WS row
Row 1 (RS): Colorway1 – K1, sm, K2tog, K2tog,sm, wyif S1
Row 2 (WS): Colorway1 –  K1, rm, K2, rm, wyif S1
Row 3 (RS): Colorway2 – K2tog, K2tog
Row 4 (WS): Colorway2 – K2
Row 5 (RS): Colorway 1 – K2tog and pull yarn through

Single Crochet Edging:
With US crochet hook H8 and yarn Colorway2 pick up and single crochet the slipped edge stitches, cast on and bind off stitches all around the the scarf.

Adding Fringes (Optional):
The fringes are evenly spaced with 2 strands of each yarn colorway. There’s a helpful video tutorial by Verypink on how to add fringes.

Weave in the ends, wash and block the Daylilies Scarf.


~coffeeteaknits

To knit during a pandemic

Four years ago my May 2016 blog post was about “The Simple Elegance of the Garter Stitch” and how with this stitch pattern we can create several beautiful and elegant knits. This year amidst the stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus pandemic, I would like to add that I’ve also found knitting with the garter stitch pattern both meditative and comforting.

A Garter Stitch Wrap



I used the Zaden Spring Shawl pattern by Staci Perry of Very Pink Knits as inspiration and also to learn the bias knitting technique for a wrap. I modified the pattern by using a different stitch count, sock yarn, and knit the wrap using just the garter stitch pattern. 

May knitting bring you comfort!