Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Short Row Scarf

What a great way to practice short rows and look dramatic in this interesting and easy scarf!
SIZE: One Size
6 x 56 in. (15 x 142 cm) length measured along shorter edge

• 860-174 Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn: Olive 3 Balls
• Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
• Large-Eyed Blunt Needles

16 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter Stitch (knit every row). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Short Rows are another way to add shaping to knitting, without increasing or decreasing.
When working short rows, only part of a row is knit before your work is turned. This gradually adds height to one side of the knitting, while the other side is left as is. In the Short Row Scarf pattern, short rows are used to create an interesting scarf that spirals.

Cast on 25 sts.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: K20, turn, leave rem 5 sts unworked.
Row 3: K20.
Row 4: K15, turn, leave rem 10 sts unworked.
Row 5: K15.
Row 6: K10, turn, leave rem 15 sts unworked.
Row 7: K10.
Row 8: K5, turn, leave rem 20 sts unworked.
Row 9: K5.
Row 10: K across all 25 sts.
Repeat Rows 1–10 until nearly all yarn has been used, end with a Row 10.
Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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