EKS Day Scarf and a Free Pattern

September 24 is EKS Day in honor of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her lifetime commitment to people with intellectual disabilities.  We, at Little Sweet Knittings Designs, join the more than 170 countries worldwide in their support of this day with a new free knit scarf pattern using the 2012 Scarves for Special Olympics Red Heart colors.

A Modified Chevron Stitch Pattern, with its series of increases and decreases shown below, creates the peaks and valleys which cover the entire scarf.

The photo above shows the reverse side of the scarf and reveals a zigzag purl pattern.  Although the pattern requires more than the basic knit stitches, I personally think that it is still a quick knit.  Blocking helps to eliminate curling of scarf.  Pattern follows below:

EKS Day Scarf (Click on link for PDF copy of pattern)




Red Heart Super Saver Worsted, Color A in Soft Navy, about 130 yd (119 m) and Color B in Cherry Red, about 130 yd(119 m).


17 sts and 23 rows = 4” (10 cm) on US 8.


US 8 (5 mm).


Row counter (optional), tapestry needle.


6.5 inches x 60 inches (16.5 cm x 152 cm).

Be sure to twist yarns when changing colors.  Allow the yarns to travel up the side of the scarf as you change back and forth between the two yarns.
Modified Chevron Stitch:
Row 1 (RS): K2, kfb, k4, sl1k2psso, k3, kfb, kfb, k3, sl1k2psso, k4, kfb, k2.
Row 2: K2, p to last 2 sts, k2.
Rep rows 1-2 throughout scarf length according to the color sequence below.
Color Sequence:
4 rows B
2 rows A
2 rows B
4 rows A
2 rows B
2 rows A

CO 28 sts in A and work preparation rows as follows: k row, then p row.  Start Modified Chevron Stitch according to the Color Sequence, rep 17 times or until close to 60 in (152 cm) in length, ending at 2 rows in A.  BO loosely. Break yarns and weave in tails at WS.

st(s): stitch(es)
kfb: k1 front and back of st
sl1k2psso: slip 1 st onto R needle, k 2 sts together then pass slipped st over
co: cast on
rep: repeat/repeating
bo: bind off

©2011 Mylyne De Jesus/Little Sweet Knittings Designs.  All rights reserved.

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  1. #1 by Juli West Gardebring on September 23, 2011 - 1:41 pm

    I would like to email this pattern and website to my friend Peg, but don’t see a link to do a forward. Can you please tell me how to forward it– or just to get it in my email and then send it on?

    I love Special Olympics and what it means for my son/our family! Thanks to you for donating a free pattern on EKS day– she deserves a day of recognition for her foresight and leadership!

    Thanks for your help!

    • #2 by Mylynedj on September 23, 2011 - 2:25 pm

      Hi, Juli! I emailed you an attachment with the EKS Day Scarf Pattern. You may forward this email to your friend. Also at the bottom of the post, there’s a “Email” button you can click to send your friend the link.

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