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I am looking for a vintage scarf pattern my mother used to have. The scarf has a "pocket" about 1/3 of the way up, made of ribbing. I remember knitting each side of the pocket with a separate ball of yarn, then at the end of the pocket, joining the stitches all on one needle and continuing on with the remainder of the scarf. One end of the scarf could then be tucked through the pocket and be secured. I have seen patterns with a slit in the knitting (Lengthwise) to tuck the other end in, but I really would like to find the vintage pattern. Does anyone have one? Many thanks.


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The pattern you are looking for is a scarflet that can be knit with either a nice, soft knitting worsted weight yarn or a chunky yarn. Here are the instructions for the KW weight:

Bowtie Keyhole Scarflet

This little scarf uses less than 50 grams of knitting worsted.
Using US 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles, cast on 3 sts.
Row 1: Increase 1 st in the first st. K to end of row.
Repeat 1st row until there are 24 sts on needle.
K 19 rows in garter st.

To make slot: *K1, slip next st onto a stitch holder, keeping this stitch at the back of the work. Repeat from * to end of row. Stitches are divided, half on needle and half on stitch holder.

Working on stitches on needle, work 16 rows in k1, p1 ribbing. Break yarn, and leave these sts on a spare needle.
Slip stitches from holder and work 16 rows in k1, p1 ribbing. Do not break yarn.

Next row: (To close slot and increase stitches). *K tog 1 stitch from needle and 1 stitch from spare needle. Knit next stitch from front needle, then next stitch from back needle. (This increases 1 stitch.)

Repeat from * until there are 2 stitches left on each needle. (K tog one stitch from each needle) twice. 17 stitches on needle.

K even in garter stitch until work measures about 12 inches from slot closing. (I tend not to measure this, but to wrap it around my neck to make sure that it is long enough when stretched slightly.)

Next row: *K1, K2tog Repeat from * to last two sts. K2. (12 sts)
Work 16 rows in K1, P1 ribbing.
Next row: Increase 1 st in each st across row.
K 19 rows garter stitch.
Next row: K1, K2tog, K to end of row.
Repeat this row until there are 3 stitches on needle. Cast off.

Sew in ends. Enjoy!
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