January is for Karen

Recently I bought some software to help me with writing knitting patterns (Intwined Pattern Studio) and in addition to charting out a few new patterns, I’m also using it to revisit and spruce up some of my older, free (and most popular) patterns. The first one that I retooled is January is for Karen; it is now both charted and written, and available as a free Ravelry download.

January is for Karen

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted (shown in “Jay Pond”)

Needles: US 7-8

Notes: I have a friend named Karen who lives in Glasgow; I do not get to see or talk to her nearly as much as I would like to. This scarf was my way of sending her a hug across the pond.

This pattern is very adaptable to modifications, including adding a 16-row repeat, changing yarn and needle size, or making longer by adding a second skein.

When I wrote this pattern in 2008, it was written only; recently I have updated this pattern to include a chart and to make it available on Ravelry.

Right-click and “save as” in order to download now.


  1. I started this way back but never finished it. I think I’ll give it another go. Got some really pretty blue and coral yarn in Savannah…I think it’ll make a pretty scarf alternating between the two colors.

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