I am so crazy excited to share this scarf pattern with you! It’s a stitch pattern that I have absolutely fallen in love with, and dubbed Neptune’s Arrow. I hope you all like it too, because I can’t wait to use it in more patterns! But let’s get things started with the debut pattern – Neptune’s Arrow Scarf!
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Why Neptune’s Arrow? Well, because I can’t decide what it reminds me of more – a school of fish swimming around, or arrows pointing in all directions. So… Neptune’s Arrow it is. Some friends have also said how much it looks like snow capped mountains! I love that, and I love this stitch. And this scarf is the perfect pattern to try it out with.
Neptune’s Arrow Scarf is incredibly luxurious in Lion Brand Crepe Twist, and it’s perfectly unisex as well. I love the sophisticated look of this scarf, as well as it’s versatility. While I left it with two ends, as a traditional scarf, you could easily whip stitch the ends together to create a modern infinity scarf – and I’ve included instructions for that as well!
Neptune’s Arrow Scarf
- US – H, 5.0 mm hook (Furls Fibearts Tulipwood used)
- 560 yds (5 skeins) Lion Brand Crepe Twist (Worsted/10 ply; 112 yards/102 meters; 50 grams/1.76 ounces)
Color A: Espresso (3 skeins)
Color B: White (2 skeins)
- stitch markers
- Finished Size: 8″ wide x 72″ long (or length desired)
- Video tutorial for this stitch pattern
- Cluster – dc2tog in the same stitch – (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops.
- V st – (dc, ch 1, dc) in the same stitch
- Small V st – 2 dc in the same stitch
NOTE: This pattern is worked in two colors, but instead of cutting the yarn between rows, or carrying it along the sides, you have two active loops going, one of which is worked at a time. Use a stitch marker to secure the loop you are not working with to keep it from pulling out on you! You also will only turn after Color A rows, which is noted in the pattern itself.
Row 1: With Color A, ch 44, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, cluster in same st as previous st, ch 3, skip 5 chs, sc in next st; repeat from * to end, remove hook from working loop (place marker in loop), TURN.
Row 2: With Color B, join to last st of Row 1, ch 3, dc in 1st st, *ch 1, skip ch-3 loop, sc in cluster, ch 1, skip ch-3 loop, V st in sc st; repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with Small V st, remove hook from working loop (place marker in loop), DO NOT TURN.
Row 3: Insert hook in the active loop of Color A (remove stitch marker), ch 4, sc in top of ch-3 of previous row, *ch 3, cluster in same st as previous st, ch 3, sc in ch-1 sp of next V st; repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with sc in the last dc st of previous row, remove hook from working loop (place marker in loop), TURN.
Row 4: Insert hook in the active loop of Color B (remove stitch marker), ch 4, dc in 1st st (the sc at the end of the previous row), *ch 1, skip ch-3 loop, sc in cluster, ch 1, skip ch-3 loop, V st in sc st; repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with Small V st, remove hook from working loop (place marker in loop), DO NOT TURN.
FOR A TRADITIONAL SCARF (shown):
Row 5 – 207 (or to length desired): Repeat Rows 3 – 4, ending with a Color A row, turn. Break Color B, but do NOT break Color A.
Row 208: Ch 2, dc in 1st st, *ch 2, sc in next cluster, ch 2, dc in next sc; repeat from * to end, turn.
Edging: Working all around the edges and ends of the scarf, sc evenly around.
FOR AN INFINITY SCARF (not shown):
Row 5 – 206 (or to desired length): Repeat Rows 3 – 4, ending with a Color B row, break Color B leaving a 18″ tail. Use this tail to whip stitch the ends of the scarf together, adding a mobius twist if desired.
Edging: With Color A, ch 1, sc around edge of infinity scarf. Break and rejoin to other side and sc evenly around this edge.
I love how easy this pattern is once you’ve got the two row repeat memorized! And the finished scarf is just so chic. I think the traditional style would also look great with some fringe! I can’t wait to see how you all make it your own!
Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!