Sunday, December 6, 2009
Easy Self- Fringing Shawl or Scarf
Materials: one to two skeins of yarn (it depends on whether you want to make a scarf or a shawl) and needles to match gauge. Circular needles are recommended.
You should do a gauge test to see how large your project will turn out.
Directions are for scarf first, followed by shawl in parentheses.
All rows are knit in garter stitch.
Cast on 6 (7) sts.
First half- increase rows
Row 1: knit
Row 2: K1 include next st by knitting into the front and back, place marker, K4 (5)
Row 3: K4 (5), slip marker to right hand needle, K to end of row
Row 4: K to 1 st before marker, inc, slip marker, K4 (5)
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until half the yarn is used or until scarf/ shawl is half a big as you want, ending with Row 3.
Second half- decrease rows
Row 5: K to 2 sts. before marker, K2tog, slip marker, K4 (5)
Row 6: Repeat row 3
Repeat Rows 5 and 6 until 7 (8) sts. remain
Row 7: K1, K2tog, K4 (5)
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: K2tog, remove marker leaving 4 (5) unworked sts. on left-hand needle. Cut working end approx. 6 (7)' and pull through the st. just worked.
Unravel the unworked 4 (5) sts. forming the fringe. Knot fringe close to base if desired.