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Destrehan, LA (near New Orleans)

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Peek-a-Bead Scarf

from HeartStrings Knitting Patterns
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Peek-a-Bead Scarf
Peek-a-Bead Scarf
Peek-a-Bead Scarf
Peek-a-Bead Scarf
Peek-a-Bead Scarf
Peek-a-Bead Scarf

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, slip, p2tog, p3tog, yarn over
  • Stitch instructions are both charted and written

Pattern Description:

Bead accents nestle within a honeycomb of colorful knit fabric. Self-shaping edges, along with a pleasingly reversible textured knit/purl design, make this scarf fun to knit and wear.

This project is good for the advancing beginner because the row has a small number of stitches and the stitch pattern is easy to see and memorize. Peek-a-Bead will also appeal to the skilled knitter looking for some relatively mindless knitting yet something to retain the interest.


* textured knit and purl for pleasing reversibility
* undulating movement of color (to emphasize yarn with long runs of color)
* self-shaping edges
* and of course beaded accents here and there to add to the interest, rather than detract from the flowing colors of the yarn

Construction: worked flat in rows from one end to the other in one piece, no sewing or grafting


7 stitches per inch over pattern stitch (approx 6 stitches per inch over stockinette)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 6" by 84" washed and lightly blocked


  • Yarn: 400 yards fingering weight
  • Beads: 214 size 6/0 (4mm) - approx 18g
  • Suggested needles: US 6 (4 mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • small crochet hook or similar for placing beads
  • tapestry needle for finishing ends

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