Free Pattern Friday: The Altimeter!

Presenting the Altimeter, 2015 Red Scarf Project Scarf....

Altimeter: n., An instrument that measures and indicates the height above sea level at which an object, such as an airplane, is located.”

When designing for the Red Scarf Project, I think a lot about the young adults who will be receiving the scarves. Having a high school senior on hand, I am familiar with the stresses and challenges that kids face when they are deciding future paths. It's a time of great possibility and opportunity and confusion and doubt. Since I am able to be here, supporting and encouraging my teen as she goes through the all the ups and downs of this time of life, she has her dad and I to fall back on at all times. The kids helped by the Foster Care to Success program aren't so fortunate. Knitting scarves for them is such a small thing, yet it is such a nice way to send a tangible expression of love and support.

As foster care students lift off into their college careers and their lives as adults, they benefit from the support and encouragement offered by knitters who donate to the Red Scarf Project. Help them soar with a scarf that serves as a tangible expression of care. For more information on donating to the Red Scarf Project, check out the Foster Care to Success.

This scarf is an easy knit and is completely reversible, using strategically placed purl stitches on each row of garter stitch to give the illusion of upward motion. Also, it's definitely my favorite of the 3 patterns I have designed for this project!

You can download the free PDF at Ravelry here.


KnitPIcks Brava Worsted 100% Premium Acrylic (218 yds/100 gr), 2 balls in colorway Red.
US Size 8 (5mm)
17 rows and 18 stitches = 4 inches in pattern

Cast on 32 stitches.

Section 1

Rows 1-8: *k7, p1; repeat from *

Section 2

Rows 9, 11, 13, 15: k1, p1, *k7, p1; repeat from *, end k6

Rows 10, 12, 14, 16: k5, p1, *k7, p1; repeat from *, end k2

Section 3

Rows 17-24: k3, p1 *k7, p1; repeat from *, end k4

Section 4

Rows 25, 27, 29, 31: k5, p1, *k7, p1; repeat from *, end k2

Rows 26, 28, 30, 32: k1, p1, *k7, p1; repeat from *, end k6

Repeat these 32 rows until piece measures approximately 60” long. Bind off all stitches, weave in ends.

Please let me know what you think and please consider supporting the Red Scarf Project this year.