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Garden Steps Asymmetrical Scarf

from Apiary Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Garden Steps Asymmetrical Scarf
Garden Steps Asymmetrical Scarf
Garden Steps Asymmetrical Scarf
Garden Steps Asymmetrical Scarf
Garden Steps Asymmetrical Scarf
Garden Steps Asymmetrical Scarf

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Increase and descrease stitches - YO, SSK, K2TOG, K1BL
  • Slipped stitches

Pattern Description:

The Garden Steps Asymmetrical Scarf is inspired by the hidden grottos, rusted wrought iron and damp, moss covered stones that inhabit the shady corners of all secret gardens, both imaginary and real.

The Garden Step Asymmetrical Scarf is worked from side to side using a 24" (61 cm) circular needle. Yarn overs and uniformly placed decreases are used to shape the scarf. Beads are added to the corner of each 'step' and add visual interest while enhancing the scarfs' drape.

For best results, DO NOT work the lower (stepped) selvedge edge of the scarf tightly. These stitches need ease to be successfully blocked. Blocking is essential to an attractive finished project.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited and test knit to reduce the potential for error. The pattern is fully charted as well, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.

A fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended. Slight tonals work well, but highly variegated yarn will distract from the lace pattern.


20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished, blocked scarf measures approximately 71" (180.5 cm) wide along top edge and 13" (33 cm) in depth.


  • US 6 (4 mm) 24" (61 cm) circular needle

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
  • Stitch marker (1)
  • T-pins
  • Blocking wires
  • Buttonhole thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Beads (13-2 mm silver round, 39-4x6 mm faceted glass, 13-6x8 mm faceted glass)

Suggested yarn:

375 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Sock



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