As a gift for my Dad I asked him what knit object he would want.
Choosing a scarf, I was able to gain some knitting experience using the English Style Knot Stitch for the main pattern of this scarf.
It took me a really long time, going through many different pattern websites, trying to find a pattern that is ‘manly’ enough so my outdoorsy hunter father would actually wear it.
Below is my modified pattern and the link to the original pattern of what I finally found what would suit him.
18cm / 7.1” width, 150cm / 60” length
Worsted weight 50% nylon and 50% wool
23 sts and 25 rows to 10cm over knot stitch using 4.5 cm needles.
MK – Make knot. The MK is worked on the WS row as follows: p3tog, then without taking the stitches from the left needle, yo, then p3tog into the same stitches. There are no change in the overall stitch number.
(a good video for how to make the English Style Knot)
Cast on 37 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Sl1 kwise, *P1, K1; rep from * to end.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1 pwise, K1, P1; rep from * to end.
These 2 rows rom 1×1 rib with 1 slipped selvage stitch on either sides.
Work row 1 once more.
Inc row (WS): Sl1 pwise, rib3, (M1, rib4) 8 times, rib to end. 45 sts.
Row 1 and every alternate row (RS): Sl1 kwise, K to end.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1 pwise, *MK; rep from * to last 2 sts, P2.
Row 4: Sl1 pwise, P1, *MK; rep from * to last st, P1.
Row 6: Sl1 pwise, P2, *MK; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.
These 6 rows form patt.
Repeat these 6 rows until the scarf measures approx. 150 cm ending with a WS row.
Dec row (RS): Sl1 kwise, k3, (K2tpg, k3) 8 times, K to end. 37 sts.
Next row (WS): §Sl1 pwise, K1, P1; rep from * to end.
Next row (RS): Sl1 kwise, *P1, K1; rep from * to end.
Rep all from § once more.
Cast off all sts.
Weave in ends. Block the piece to measurements.