Friday, October 7, 2011

Bias Stitch Knit Scarf

Vickie Howell and her new Sheep(ish) yarn for Caron in WOW colors...(Go Vickie!)...has come up with a great pattern for an exciting pattern in a scarf:

Approximately 8"/20.5cm wide
(measured along the bias) x 60"/152.5cm long, not including fringe.

Stitch.Rock.Love. Sheep(ish) from Caron (70% Acrylic/30% Wool; 3oz/85g,167yds/153m) Shown in: #0021 Lime(ish): 2 balls
One pair size U.S. 9 (5.5mm) knitting needles, or size to obtain gauge.
One size U.S. K-10.5 (6.5mm) crochet hook (for fringe only).
Yarn Needle

In Bias Pattern on size U.S 9 (5.5mm) needle, 17 sts = 4"/10cm. Gauge is not critical for this project.
pf&b: Purl in front and back of same stitch —1 st increased
CO 33 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K2tog, k1, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p1, pf&b.
Row 2: P1, k2, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Row 3: K2tog, *p2, k2; repeat from * to last 3 sts, p2, pf&b.
Row 4: *K2, p2; repeat from * to last st, k1.
Repeat Rows 1–4 until piece measures 60"/152.5cm from beginning.
BO in patt.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.

Fringe (optional)
Cut 12"/30.5cm strands of yarn. Holding 5 strands together, fold fringe in half.
Using crochet hook, *insert hook from WS to RS into short end of Scarf and into
folded strands, pull folded strands through forming a loop, insert ends into
loop and pull tight against edge; repeat from * working 11 fringes evenly
spaced across. Repeat across other end of Scarf.

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