Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Summery Potato Chip Scarf

Bring out your summer diva, knit this up and wear with your favorite maxi dress and sandals! SIZE One size KNITTED MEASUREMENTS Length of Cast-On Edge 68”/173 cm Spiraled Scarf 72”/183 cm x 3”/7.5 cm MATERIALS • 2 balls Filatura Di Crosa LOVELY JEANS 100% cotton (1.75oz/50g; 93yds/85m) in color #59 snow white (A) • 1 hank Filatura Di Crosa BANDEL 75% cotton, 25% nylon (1.75oz/50g; 77yds/70m) in color #07 opal (B) • One pair size 9 (5.5mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE • Yarn needle GAUGE 14 sts = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch and A GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT, but should be loose SPECIAL TERM K1-f/b: Knit 1 front and back (inc) - Knit into front loop of next st, then knit it again through the back loop. NOTES: Scarf is knit lengthwise. Always hold B to RS of work and work 1 st in every square eyelet along edge of Bandel ribbon yarn. SCARF With A, cast on 125 sts. Join B. Row 1 (RS) With 1 strand each of A and B, knit. Row 2 (Inc Row) K1-f/b in each st across – 250 sts. Drop B. Rows 3 and 4 With A only, knit. Pick up B. Rows 5 and 6 With 1 strand each of A and B, knit. Drop B. Row 7 (Inc Row) With A only, k1-f/b in each st across – 500 sts. Row 8 Knit. Row 9 Purl. Row 10 Knit. Pick up B. Row 11 With 1 strand each of A and B, knit. Bind off all sts knitwise using both A and B. Weave in ends. WORKING WITH BANDEL BANDEL is a soft cotton-blend ribbon yarn with one smooth edge and square eyelets forming a “railroad track” along the opposite edge. While it can be knitted or crocheted alone, it is more frequently used as a carry-along yarn to create dramatic ruffles on a garment or accessories created from a classic yarn. To add a ruffle, simply pick up BANDEL [with the tip of the needle inserted into a square eyelet] and knit it together with the main yarn. The pick-up should be made in each stitch in that row, inserting the needle into EVERY square eyelet on BANDEL (or as indicated in the pattern).

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