Knit Ascot – Free Pattern

Spring has officially sprung here in Sacramento. The weather is warming up, wildflowers are blooming, and my allergies are raging. Shout out to the allergy pills and eye drops that are getting me through the season! As much as I love the warm weather, it was definitely a bummer to have to put away all of my lovely knit scarves from the cold season. In need of some fresh spring outfit ideas, I started scrolling through Pinterest. I kept seeing photos of adorable silk neckties (aka “ascots”) and the wheels started turning. “I should make a knitted version!” Thus, the knit ascot was born.

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Using a simple garter stitch and some increase/decrease rows, I whipped this baby up in just a couple of hours. I chose to use worsted weight yarn which is light enough for spring, but still knits up quickly. I just love the coral red – it gives the perfect pop of color to any outfit. I donned my finished ascot at a food and wine festival in Napa with my lovely fiance and got a ton of compliments!

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Without further ado, here is the FREE pattern.

Materials

Yarn:
Worsted Weight, approximately 60 yd (55 m). I used Red Heart Chic Sheep Merino Wool in “Sunset”

Tools:
Straight knitting needles, size US 7 (4.5 mm)
Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations

St = Stitch
Slip 1 St = Slip one stitch to other needle
KFB = Knit in front and back of stitch (for increasing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit two stitches together (for decreasing)

Instructions

Cast on 1 St
Row 1: KFB (2 St)
Row 2: KFB (4 St)
Row 3: Slip 1 St, K across (4 St)
Row 4: Repeat Row 3 (4 St)
Begin Increase
Row 5: Slip 1 St, K1, KFB, K1 (5 St)
Row 6: Slip 1 St, K across (5 St)
Row 7: Repeat Row 6 (5 St)
Row 8: Slip 1 St, K2, KFB, K1 (6 St)
Row 9: Slip 1 St, K across (6 St)
Row 10: Repeat Row 9 (6 St)
Row 11: Slip 1 St, K3, KFB, K1 (7 St)
Row 12: Slip 1 St, K across (7 St)
Row 13: Repeat Row 12
Row 14: Slip 1 St, K4, KFB, K1 (8 St)
Row 15: Slip 1 St, K across (8 St)
Row 16: Repeat Row 15
Row 17: Slip 1 St, K5, KFB, K1 (9 St)
Row 18: Slip 1 St, K across (9 St)
Row 19: Repeat Row 18
Row 20: Slip 1 St, K6, KFB, K1 (10 St)
Row 21: Slip 1 St, K across (10 St)
Row 22:  Repeat Row 21
Row 23: Slip 1 St, K7, KFB, K1 (11 St)
Row 24: Slip 1 St, K across (11 St)
Row 25: Repeat Row 24
Row 26: Slip 1 St, K8, KFB, K1 (12 St)
Body
Rows 27-198: Slip 1 St, K across (12 St)
Begin Decrease
Row 199: Slip 1 St, K8, K2tog, K1 (11 St)
Row 200: Slip 1 St, K across (11 St)
Row 201: Repeat Row 200
Row 202: Slip 1 St, K7, K2tog, K1 (10 St)
Row 203: Slip 1 St, K across (10 St)
Row 204: Repeat Row 204
Row 205: Slip 1 St, K6, K2tog, K1 (9 St)
Row 206: Slip 1 St, K across (9 St)
Row 207: Repeat Row 206
Row 208: Slip 1 St, K5, K2tog, K1 (8 St)
Row 209: Slip 1 St, K across (8 St)
Row 210: Repeat Row 209
Row 211: Slip 1 St, K4, K2tog, K1 (7 St)
Row 212: Slip 1 St, K across (7 St)
Row 213: Repeat Row 212
Row 214: Slip 1 St, K3, K2tog, K1 (6 St)
Row 215: Slip 1 St, K across (6 St)
Row 216: Repeat Row 215
Row 217: Slip 1 St, K2, K2tog, K1 (5 St)
Row 218: Slip 1 St, K across (5 St)
Row 219: Repeat Row 218
Row 220: Slip 1 St, K1, K2tog, K1 (4 St)
Row 221: Slip 1 St, K across (4 St)
Row 222: Repeat Row 221
Row 223: Slip 1 St, K2tog, K1 (3 St)
Row 224: Slip 1 St, K across (3 St)
Row 225: Repeat Row 224
Row 226: Slip 1 St, K2tog (2 st)
Row 227: K2tog (1 St)
Cast off. Weave in ends.
That’s it!  I would love to see your finished projects. Tag me on Instagram @darsi_stitches and share the pattern.
Note: I am fairly new to writing patterns so your feedback is much appreciated. Leave me a comment or contact me with questions or suggestions!
Copyright
You may use this pattern for personal use. You may also sell items made using this pattern, but please do not use my photos. Please do not copy, distribute, or sell this pattern as your own. Happy spring knitting!
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