Lataa

Download PDF version of the pattern (original English version)
Download Swedish version (many thanks to Stickaboo for the translation!)

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This simple lace scarf is knit using a little less than 100 grams, or approximately 400 yards of fingering weight yarn. I’m calling it “Lataa”, which means a ‘vine’ or ‘creeper’ in Hindi, because that’s what it reminds me of! The stitch pattern is worked over a multiple of 13 stitches and 10 rows. You cast on a total of 45 stitches, including 6 border stitches (3 on either side) that are knit on every row, and 39 stitches (13 x 3) in the center that are worked in the lace stitch pattern.

The pattern includes both a chart (on page 3) and written instructions.
This pattern has not been tech edited or tested. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a personal message on Ravelry, or leave a comment on my blog.

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Yarn – 100 grams or approx. 400 yards of any fingering weight yarn that blocks well (preferably with wool as the primary fiber). I used a little less than one skein of Cascade Heritage (Solids).

Needles – A pair of US size 6 (4 mm) needles for knitting; US size 8 (5 mm) needle for casting on loosely (optional)

Notions:
• 2-3 Stitch markers (if using)
• Blocking pins / wires
• Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Gauge – 19.5 stitches and 28 rows / 4 inches measured over pattern stitch

Finished dimensions – 8.5 inches wide and 60 inches long

Abbreviations:
• RS – Right side
• WS – Wrong side
• YO – yarn over
• k2tog – Knit 2 together
• ssk – slip, slip, knit the 2 slipped stitches together
(s2, k1, psso) – slip two stitches together as if to knit; knit 1 stitch; pass slipped stitches over the knit stitch (2 stitches decreased)

LataaChart

Lataa Stitch Pattern (worked over a multiple of 13 stitches):

• Row 1 (RS) – *[k1, YO, ssk, k1, k2tog, YO] twice, k1*, repeat from * to *
• Row 2 (WS) and all WS rows – Purl all stitches
• Row 3 – *k1, [k2tog, YO] twice, k3, [YO, ssk] twice, k1*, repeat from * to *
• Row 5 – *[k2tog, YO] twice, k5, [YO, ssk] twice*, repeat from * to *
• Row 7 – *k2, [YO, ssk] twice, k1, [k2tog, YO] twice, k2*, repeat from * to *
• Row 9 – *k2, YO, ssk, k1, YO, (s2, k1, psso), YO, k1, k2tog, YO, k2*, repeat from * to *
• Row 10 – Purl all stitches

Repeat rows 1 to 10 for pattern.

Pattern Instructions:
(See chart on page 3 of the pattern)

• Cast on 45 stitches loosely using the larger needle.
• Switch to the smaller needles and knit 7 rows
• On row 8 (WS), knit 3 stitches, purl 39 stitches, knit the last 3 stitches.

Scarf body:

Next row (RS) – Knit 3 stitches; work row 1 of the Lataa chart / stitch pattern 3 times; knit the last 3 stitches
(You can separate out the three repeats of the stitch pattern using stitch markers, if you want.)
From this point on, you always knit the first 3 stitches, then knit in pattern over the next 39 stitches (13 x 3), and knit the last 3 stitches.
While maintaining the garter stitch border, continue to work rows 2 to 10 of the Lataa chart / stitch pattern (working three repeats on every row) as above. Repeat rows 1-10 of the stitch-pattern 41 more times or till you reach the desired length, ending with row 10 of the stitch pattern / chart (on the wrong side).

To finish:

• Knit 7 rows. Bind off all stitches loosely, knitwise.
• Weave in ends. Block to desired measurements.

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14 thoughts on “Lataa

  1. Thank you for following my blog. I am huge fan of your scarf ‘Lataa’ but always found knitting daunting. That however, did not stop me from promptly adding the pattern to my library on Ravelry 😀 I am now trying to learn how to knit using YouTube and I was overjoyed to see that you learnt how to knit from watching YouTube too! Hopefully, one day, I will be able to make this lovely lacy beauty.

    • Hi Naimisha,

      Please don’t thank me! I think you have a wonderful way with words, and absolutely love the title of your last post, and of course the flowers themselves 🙂

      YouTube is great, and I’m sure you’ll soon be knitting effortlessly. All the best!

      The scarf isn’t difficult to knit. You just need to focus when you begin, and use stitch markers between repeats. Once you get into the flow, it’ll be easy.

      Happy crafting! 🙂

  2. This is a beautiful pattern and I really like your color choice. Is it possible for me to sell this product if I knit it or is it copyrighted? Lori

    • Thanks, Lori! The written pattern instructions and chart shouldn’t be reproduced or sold, but if you just want to sell a finished scarf based on the pattern, please go ahead.

      Happy knitting! 🙂

  3. Hi There,
    I am having a really hard time with this pattern. The math just isn’t adding up for me and I can’t figure out why. I cast on 45 stitches like it says but i only get through 2 and 1/2 repeats of the lataa pattern before I get to the end of the row. I really want to knit this scarf, the pattern is gorgeous but i have has to pull it apart and start over about 4 times now.

  4. Hi Hannah! Sorry I couldn’t get back to you earlier. I just looked at the chart and the written instructions again – if you work 3 border stitches, then 13 Lataa stitch pattern stitches 3 times (13 x 3 = 39) and the then 3 border stitches again, like the pattern asks you to, you should get a total of 45. Maybe check if you’ve missed some decreases? Or if you’re making extra yarn overs somewhere? Also, it helps to place stitch markers between repeats. So if you knit 3, place a marker, then knit 13, place a marker and so on until the end, you can count as you go and you’ll know exactly where you’re making extra stitches.

    Hope that helps. Please don’t give up!

    Best,

    Sandhya

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