Difficulty: Hard

Time: 18 hours to design and knit

Price: $5-10

Needle Size: 10.5
US (6.5mm)

Yarn: Worsted

(you could use
larger needles and heavier yarn, too)

Intro blurb:

This scarf it all
about creating the 'zig' and 'zag'. This is accomplished by
decreasing and increasing stitches on opposite sides. There is also
a taper, so one side decreases faster than the other increases.

To keep the scarf
from curling up, I used moss stitch. This means I had to keep track
of how to K and P to get the stitching to come out right, and this is
reflected in the detail I've written out in the pattern. (You could
simplify it by only doing knit stitch, but that'll shorten the scarf)

On the color
change – you are trying to get a pattern without extra threads
hanging around. The easiest way to explain it is to just tie the
new colors in and out for the different stitches. (Just make sure
the knots are tight!)

S = Slip stitch

P = Purl

K = Knit

de = your favorite
decrease (I used k2tog)

in = your favorite
increase (I used Kfb)

*Cast on 25 with the yellow.*

1: S (P K)x12

2: S de (P K)x10
in P

3: S (K P)x12

4: S de (K P)x10
in K

5: S (P K)x10 P de
P – there are now 24 stitches

6: S de (K P)x9 K
in P

7: S (K P)x11 K

8: S de (P K)x9 P
in K

9: S (P K)x11 P

10: S de (K P) x9
K in P

11: S (K P)x10 de
P – now 23

12: S de (K P)x9
in K

13: S (P K)x11

14: S de (P K)x9
in P

15: S (K P)x11

16: S de (K P)x9
in K

17: S (P K)x9 P de
P – now 22

18: S de (K P)x8 K
in P

19: S (K P)x10 K

20: S de (P K)x8 P
in K

21: S (P K)x10 P

22: S de (K P) x8
K in P

23: S (K P)x9 de P
– now 21

24: S de (K P)x8
in K

25: S (P K)x10

26: S de (P K)x8
in P

27: S (K P)x10

28: S de (K P)x8
in K

29: S (P K)x8 P de
P –now 20

30: S de (K P)x7 K
in P

*Now the direction of the zig/zag changes*

31: S (K P)x9 K

32: S in (K P)x7 K
de K

33: S (P K)x9 P

34: S in (P K)x7 P
de P

35: S de (K P)x8 K
- now 19

36: S in (K P)x7
de P

37: S (K P)x9

38: S in (P K)x7
de K

39: S (P K)x9

40: S in (K P)x7
de P

41: S de (K P)x8 –
now 18

42: S in (P K)x6 P de P

42: S in (P K)x6 P de P

*And the direction changes again*

43: S (K P)x8 K

44: S de (P K)x6 P
in K

45: S (P K)x8 P

46: S de (K P)x6 K
in P

47: S (K P)x7 de P
– now 17

48: S de (K P)x6
in K

49: S (P K)x8

50: S de (P K)x6
in P

51: S (K P)x8

52: S de (K P)x6
in K

53: S (P K)x6 P de
P – now 16

54: S de (K P)x5 K
in P

*Constant section*

55:S
(K P)x7 K

56:
S de (P K)x5 P in K

57:
S (P K)x7 P

58:
S de (K P)x5 K in P

59:S
(K P)x7 K

60:
S de (P K)x5 P in K

61:
S (P K)x7 P

62:
S de (K P)x5 K in P

63:S
(K P)x7 K

64:
S de (P K)x5 P in K

65:
S (P K)x7 P

66:
S de (K P)x5 K in P

*Color Change*

yellow
in regular font

**Red in Bold Font**

67:

**P**(K P)x7 K
68:

**P**in K P**K**P K P K P K P K de**K**
69:

**S P**K P K P**K P**K P**K**P K P**K P**
70:

**S in**P K**P K P**K**P K**P K**P de P**
71:

**P K P**K P**K P K P K P K**P**K P****K**
72:

**P****in K P K P K P K P K**P**K de K**
73:

**S (P K)x7 P**
74:

**S in (P K)x5 P de P***Red Portion*

Repeat
this block of 4 rows x3

**1: S (K P)x7 K**

**2: S in (K P)x5 K de K**

**3: S (P K)x7 P**

**4: S in (P K)x5 P de P**

Repeat
below block of 4 rows x5

**1: S (K P)x7 K**

**2: S de (P K)x5 P in K**

**3: S (P K)x7 P**

**4: S de (K P)x5 K in P**

Repeat
below block of 4 rows x5

**1: S (K P)x7 K**

**2: S in (K P)x5 K de K**

**3: S (P K)x7 P**

**4: S in (P K)x5 P de P**

Repeat
below block of 4 rows x5

**1: S (K P)x7 K**

**2: S de (P K)x5 P in K**

**3: S (P K)x7 P**

**4: S de (K P)x5 K in P**

*Halfway point !*

Repeat
below block of 4 rows x5

**1: S (K P)x7 K**

**2: S in (K P)x5 K de K**

**3: S (P K)x7 P**

**4: S in (P K)x5 P de P**

Repeat
below block of 4 rows x5

**1: S (K P)x7 K**

**2: S de (P K)x5 P in K**

**3: S (P K)x7 P**

**4: S de (K P)x5 K in P**

Repeat
below block of 4 rows x5

**1: S (K P)x7 K**

**2: S in (K P)x5 K de K**

**3: S (P K)x7 P**

**4: S in (P K)x5 P de P**

Repeat
below block of 4 rows x3

**1: S (K P)x7 K**

**2: S de (P K)x5 P in K**

**3: S (P K)x7 P**

**4: S de (K P)x5 K in P**

**Color change back to**yellow

**1: S (K P)x7 K**

**2: S de (P K)x5 P in K**

**3: S P K**P

**K P K P K P K P K P K P**

**4: S de K**P

**K P K P K P K**P K

**in P**

**5: S K**P K P

**K P K**P

**K P**K P

**K P K**

**6: S de**P K P

**K**P K

**P K**P K P

**in K**

**7: S**P K P K P K P K P

**K**P K P K

**P**

**8: S de K P K P K P K P K P K in**P

*Repeat below block of 4 rows x2*

1:
S (K P)x7 K

2:
S in (K P)x5 K de K

3:
S (P K)x7 P

4:
S in (P K)x5 P de P

*Then,*

1:
S (K P)x6 K in P

2:
S in (P K)x6 de K

3:
S (P K)x8

4:
S in (K P)x6 de P

5:
S (K P)x8

6:
S in (P K)x6 de K

7:
S (P K)x7 in P

8:
S in (P K)x6 P de P

9:
S (K P)x8 K

10:
S in (K P)x6 K de K

11:
S (P K)x8 P

12:
S in (P K)x6 P de P

13:
S in (P K)x8

14:
S de (P K)x7 in P

15:
S (K P)x9

16:
S de (K P)x7 in K

17:
S (P K)x9

18:
S de (P K)x7 in P

19:
S in (P K)x8 P

20:
S de (K P)x7 K in P

21:
S (K P)x9 K

22:
S de (P K)x7 P in K

23:
S (P K)x9 P

24:
S de (K P)x7 K in P

25:
S (K P)x6 K in P

26:
S in (P K)x6 de K

27:
S (P K)x8

28:
S in (K P)x6 de P

29:
S (K P)x8

30:
S in (P K)x6 de K

31:
S (P K)x7 in P

32:
S in (P K)x6 P de P

33:
S (K P)x8 K

34:
S in (K P)x6 K de K

35:
S (P K)x8 P

36:
S in (P K)x6 P de P

37:
S (K P)x6 K in P

38:
S in (P K)x6 de K

39:
S (P K)x8

40:
S in (K P)x6 de P

41:
S (K P)x8

42:
S in (P K)x6 de K

43:
S (P K)x7 in P

44:
S in (P K)x6 P de P

45:
S (K P)x8 K

46:
S in (K P)x6 K de K

47:
S (P K)x8 P

48:
S in (P K)x6 P de P

49:
S (K P)x6 K in P

50:
S in (P K)x6 de K

51:
S (P K)x8

52:
S in (K P)x6 de P

53:
S (K P)x8

54:
S in (P K)x6 de K

*And then tie off and you're done!*