avaElongated Free Scarf Pattern

Pattern Details

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The idea for this pattern has been gnawing at me ever since I finished the Ava Lynne Baby Hat. The Ava Lynne eyelet pattern is easy to knit but it still creates a great deal of visual interest so I knew that I was going to use it again. I took the same basic eyelet pattern from Ava Lynne and extended it (both in width & length) to create a more elegant stitch pattern. This scarf has a beautiful subtle wave along the edges. I am really happy with it and I hope you all enjoy it.

This pattern is #6 of the 14 free weekly patterns that I will be posting on this blog.
Check out this post to learn more.


Yarn: Naturally Caron – Country (shown in deep taupe) – 2-3 skeins depending on desired length
Gauge: 5sts & 7 rows per inch
Needles: Size 6 straight (or circular worked back & forth)

Cast On 46 sts

Row 1: *k1, p1* to end
Row 2: *p1, k1* to end

Repeat these 2 rows 2 more times (total of 6 seed stitch rows)

Keep working 1st & last 5sts of every row in seed stitch. knit the purls & purl the knits.. ;)

Eyelet Pattern:

Row 1: [yo, k10, k2tog] 3 times
Row 2 (and all even rows): p all sts
Row 3: [k1, yo, k9, k2tog] 3 times
Row 5: [k2, yo, k8, k2tog] 3 times
Row 7: [k3, yo, k7, k2tog] 3 times
Row 9: [k4, yo, k6, k2tog] 3 times
Row 11: [k5, yo, k5, k2tog] 3 times
Row 13: [k6, yo, k4, k2tog] 3 times
Row 15: [k7, yo, k3, k2tog] 3 times
Row 17: [k8, yo, k2, k2tog] 3 times
Row 19: [k9, yo, k1, k2tog] 3 times
Row 21: [k10, yo, k2tog] 3 times
Row 23: [ssk, k10, yo] 3 times
Row 25: [ssk, k9, yo, k1] 3 times
Row 27: [ssk, k8, yo, k2] 3 times
Row 29: [ssk, k7, yo, k3] 3 times
Row 31: [ssk, k6, yo, k4] 3 times
Row 33: [ssk, k5, yo, k5] 3 times
Row 35: [ssk, k4, yo, k6] 3 times
Row 37: [ssk, k3, yo, k7] 3 times
Row 39: [ssk, k2, yo, k8] 3 times
Row 41: [ssk, k1, yo, k9] 3 times
Row 43: [ssk, yo, k10] 3 times
Row 44: purl all sts

Repeat until scarf is desired length or until you are nearing the end of your yarn.
Work 6 rows in seed stitch.
Bind off all stitches & weave in ends.

You may use this pattern to create items for your own personal use but may not create items for sale
nor shall you include said pattern in a kit for sale, without the designer’s permission. Thank you!

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  1. Meghan says:

    I love the pics of the scarf and I can’t wait to try it. I just wanted to ask, are rows 3 and 5 supposed to be the same? I just wanted to verify before I started knitting, not like I’ve never had to undo several rows, lol! I’m making this as a Christmas present, so I want to make sure it’s perfect.


  2. Jen says:

    I’ve just finished this scarf and love it. I knitted it for a friend (male) of my daughters in a rich red and it looks great. Thanks so much for the pattern.

  3. Raelee says:

    I love this pattern, but maybe I’m just doing something wrong, cuz when I get to row 23 I have three extra stitches every time. Maybe you can help me figure that out?

  4. hevandriel says:

    What a beautiful pattern! However, when I started knitting it, I found myself very confused. The eyelet pattern takes 36 stitches (12 stitches multiplied 3 times), so I end up with 10 extra stitches at the end.

    I tried adding 1 seed stitch at the beginning and 5 seed stitches at the end, based on your instruction, “Keep working 1st & last 5sts of *every row* (emphasis mine) in seed stitch. knit the purls & purl the knits.. ;)” but I’m still 4 stitches short!

    Help, please?

    Thank you for sharing this pattern.

    • jenny says:


      I’m sorry about the confusion. You work 5 sts in seed stitch at the beginning of the row and then 5sts in seed stitch at the end of the row. This takes care of the 10 leftover stitches. Each row: 5sts of seed, *eyelet pattern*, 5 sts of seed.

      Hope that helps!

      • hevandriel says:

        THANK YOU so much!

        Your explanation just clarified not just this pattern, but
        several other patterns that have had me stumped. Now I realize
        that when a pattern says “1st and last 5 stitches,” they
        actually mean “first 5 and last 5″. (I am fairly new to knitting,
        as you have probably guessed.) I am so excited to
        get started.

        Have a great weekend, and thanks again for sharing
        your beautiful patterns.

  5. rosanna says:

    lovely pattern , right for my son-in-law…thanks for sharing
    a big hug from milan

  6. Margaret says:

    What is ssk please

  7. Tara May says:

    Hi Jenny

    I just wanted to say thankyou for such a great pattern, I have recently finished mine and will be starting on the beanie soon. I have also added this to my finshed projects at rivalry.com and put in the details for your website. This was my third project, a great beginner scarf with such a satifying outcome!

    Heres the link if you want a squiz http://www.ravelry.com/projects/MrsPilgrim/avaelongated-scarf

    • jenny says:

      Hiya Tara –

      Thanks so much. I am so glad you enjoyed this pattern. It was one of my very first designs and is still one of my favorites. Your scarf is beautiful! :)

      thanks again,

  8. Molly Howell says:

    Love the pattern. Planning to make the AvaLynne hat as well. Absolutely beautiful!
    What exactly does it mean to “knit the purls and purl the knits” when it says to do the 1st and last 5 sts in seed stitch? Do you still *k1, p1*? Or does something about that instruction change?

    • jenny says:

      Hiya Molly –

      The extra instruction of “knit the purls & purl the knits” does not change the established patterns it’s just a way to remember how to keep your seed stitches on track. When you see a purl bump, you knit that stitch. When you see a knit V, you purl that stitch. Following the pattern the way it is written and ignoring that little added purl (hah!) of wisdom will not affect the outcome of the pattern.


  9. Rachelle Marek says:

    Hi there,

    I’ve started this pattern but once I get to row 21 I start losing stitches. Can you please help me out I am doing the slip slip knit, knitting ten,then doing a yarn over…by the time I get to the end I can only knit and purl 3 seed stitches. Please help! :) The pattern looks great but I would love to get it actually started! :)

    • jenny says:

      Hiya Rachelle,

      I’m sorry you are having issues with this pattern. I haven’t gotten other comments about losing stitches on this pattern and the only think I can figure is that you are losing YOs from the previous row. Do you have 46 sts before you start Row 23? I’m happy to help you troubleshoot this more if you want to check on that for me. The pattern is correct in this case.

      Hope that helps,