Monday, September 20, 2010

Two Color Scarf

Knit this scarf up in your favorite colors, or pick two colors in an unexpected color combo, or to match your winter coat.


SIZE: One Size
About 8 x 70 in. (20.5 x 178 cm)

MATERIALS
• 270-149 Lion Brand Lion Cashmere Blend Yarn: Charcoal 4 Balls (A)
• 860-158 Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn: Mustard 2 Balls (B)
• Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
• Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

GAUGE:
18 1/2 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) over Two-Color Tango pattern. EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS
PROJECT. 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Sl 1 (3) wyib (f) Slip next 1 (3) sts from left needle to right, keeping yarn in front or in back of the slipped st(s) as specified.
Two-Color Tango (multiple 4 + 1)
Set up Row: With A, purl.
Row 1 (RS): With B, k1, *sl 1 wyib, sl 1 wyif, sl 1 wyib, k1, rep from * across.
Row 2: With B, p1, *sl 3 wyib, p1, rep from * across.
Row 3: With A, knit.
Row 4: With A, purl.
Row 5: With B, k1, *sl 1 wyib, insert needle from front under long B strand of Row 2 and k next st, sl 1 wyib, k1, rep from * across.
Row 6: With B, K1, *sl 1 wyif, p1, sl 1 wyif, k1, rep from * across.
Rows 7 and 8: Rep Rows 3 and 4.
Row 9: With B, K1, *sl 1 wyib, k1, rep from * across.
Row 10: Rep Row 6.
Row 11: With B, K1, *sl 1 wyif, k1, rep from * across.
Row 12: With B, P1, *sl 1,wyif, p1, rep from * across.
Rows 13 and 14: Rep Rows 3 and 4.
Row 15: With B, K1, *sl 1 wyif, k1, rep from * across.
Row 16: With B, purl.
Rows 17 and 18: Rep Rows 3 and 4.
Rep Rows 1-18 for Two-Color Tango Pattern.
Seed Stitch (worked over odd number of sts)
Row 1: K1, *p1, k1, rep from * across.
Rep row 1 for Seed St.

SCARF
With A, cast on 37 sts.
Work Set up row, then rep Rows 1-18 of Two-Color Tango pattern until piece measures about 15 in. (38 cm) from beg, end with a Row 4, 8, 14, 16, or 18.
With A, work in Seed st until piece measures about 29 in. (73.5 cm) from beg.
Change to B, and continue in Seed st until piece measures about 41 in. (104 cm) from beg.
Change to A, and work in Seed st until piece measures about 55 in. (140 cm) from beg.
Beg with Set up row, work in Two-Color Tango pattern until piece measures about 70 in. (178 cm) from beg, end
with a Row 4, 8, 14, 16, or 18. Bind off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

6 comments:

Laura Wiggs said...

Hi. Have you knitted this scarf? I am trying to but am struggling with the instructions. Do I slip stitches purlwise or knitwise? Also, does Row 5 create a bunch of extra stitches? If so, how many stitches should I have on needle after Row 5 is complete? If not, how do I keep from adding stitches when it says to insert needle from front under long bar created from Row 2? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

marlat1112 said...

To Laura,
I was just getting ready to knit this up over the weekend. I loved the color combo, so I grabbed it from Lion Yarn. I'll need some time to look over the pattern and see the issues you're having. I hope to have an answer for you quickly.

Or...if anyone out there has made any corrections, please pass them along! Marla

marlat1112 said...

To Laura,
My friend and fellow knitter, Heather Sutherland wrote thisd I think answered your questions:
It looks like you do it both ways, depending on what the pattern says.

Example: Row 1 (RS): With B, k1, *sl 1 wyib, sl 1 wyif, sl 1 wyib, k1, rep from * across.

The first slip stitch - wyib - the b stands for back, so you should keep your yarn in the back while you slip the stitch - basically slip it knitwise. The second slip stitch -wyif- the f stands for front, so you should keep your yarn in the front while you stitch - or slip stitch purlwise. Your pattern reads in english - With B colored yarn, knit one, *slip stitch 1 (with yarn in back - or knitwise), slip stitch 1 (with yarn in front - or purlwise), slip stitch 1 (with yarn in back - or knitwise), knit one - repeat from * to end.

As for row 5 I'm pretty sure you aren't going to increase your stitches.


Row 5: With B, k1, *sl 1 wyib, insert needle from front under long B strand of Row 2 and k next st, sl 1 wyib, k1, rep from * across.
Row 6: With B, K1, *sl 1 wyif, p1, sl 1 wyif, k1, rep from * across.


The weird stitch is just taking the place of the purl stitch in other rows (or knit stitch.) See, both rows 5 and 6 start w/ slip stitches, then in row 5 you have that weird knit stitch and meanwhile you have a purl stitch in 6. Then you slip stitch in both rows and end with a knit stitch in both rows. It's the same amount of stitches, just a slightly strange one in row 5. The stitch is a normal knit stitch, except that you are stitching it around a long stitch from a lower row. You aren't knitting that long strand, you're just knitting around it so you shouldn't increase your stitches.

As for how to actually make that stitch - I'm guessing you take your right needle - move it across the front of the long stitch to the left side of that stitch, loop your needle behind/underneath the stitch and bring the tip of your needle back to the right - and then knit the stitch like normal. Not knowing what the work looks like (and not being an expert knitter) that's my best guess.

marlat1112 said...

Laura I sent an email to Lion Brand Yarns and here is the repsonse!

Hi, Marla --

Unless directed by the pattern or working a decrease, you should always slip as if to purl.

You are not making extra stitches on row 5; you are working that lifted stitch together with the next stitch in the row. I hope this helps -- please let me know if I can be of further assistance.


With Warm Regards,

Laura Yona

Lion Brand Yarn Company

Squirrel in the Cherry Tree said...

Thank heaven for this blog, I've been having trouble with this pattern!

marlat1112 said...

Glad to help Squirrel! Would love to see a pic of your completed scarf!

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