Free Pattern: Unbiased

There was enough interest, so I wrote up the pattern. I’ve reviewed the instructions and the charts, but no one else has knit it yet. So, please tell me if you find any errors.
While I knit this in a worsted weight yarn (which was fast and took a week even with all the botched versions of the edging) I think this would be lovely in sock weight or even lace weight.
The stitch pattern really works nicely with variegated yarns, but would still be lovely in a solid too.
Enjoy the pattern!


6.5 in x 87 in (17 cm x 221 cm)
Each edging measures 9.5 in (24 cm) long
2 hanks Springwater Fiber Workshop Wool/Silk (213 yards 2 oz. per hank)
1 set US #8 (5.0 mm) circulars
1 size G crochet hook
Tapestry Needle, scrap yarn
5.5 sts = 1 in (2.5 cm) in bias pattern
Provisionally cast on 37 sts.
Setup Row (WS): Knit one row.
Begin knitting Bias Chart, working 7 reps of outlined section.
Cont knitting chart until work measures approximately 68 in (172 cm), ending with WS row.
*K2tog, k1* until 2 sts rem, k2tog. 24 sts. DO NOT TURN.
Using the crochet cast on method, cast on 26 sts.
Knit 1 row. Begin Edging Chart, knitting 3 repeats.

On even (WS) rows, when you are at the double YO, knit the first YO, and drop the second YO.

Bind off knitwise using the suspended bind off method.
With RS facing, pickup sts from provisional cast on. Follow instructions for Edging 1.
Weave in ends. Block.

If you want to make the scarf wider, add cast on stitches in multiples of 8 (2 additional bias stitch reps).
Then, add 1 additional edge repeat to each side.


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©2007 All rights reserved. You may use this pattern for your own, non-commercial use. You may not sell this pattern or sell items knitted from this pattern. If you want to use this pattern for charity or to teach a class please contact me — I’ll be happy to give permission!

29 thoughts on “Free Pattern: Unbiased

  1. Thank you for the pattern. The scarf is lovely. I’ve been wondering as I peruse your blog how you came up with the name “Savannah Chik”. You see, I’m in Savannah (GA) and it was quite a surprise to go to your blog from Google and find you in Philly.

  2. Thank you for sharing your pattern with us! I really like the look of this scarf and I am wondering what it would look like in fingering weight yarn….hmmm.

  3. I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog for a while now but I think this is the first time I’m leaving a comment. Thank you for posting the scarf pattern. It’s lovely and I hope to make it once the holidays are over. I would never have guessed from the photos it was knit with worsted weight yarn. Gotta try that.

  4. In the “important” box you speak of a Double YO and yet there doesn’t seem to be a Double YO in the pattern anywhere. Am I miss reading something?

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