Saturday, January 19, 2008

New Year's Break

Originally uploaded by astabeth
I finally finished and turned in my Advanced Printmaking class (yay!), but it was on the first night I had new classes, so I have homework already. No rest for the weary. But I have a little room for procrastination, so I am updating my Ravelry stuff. Here is my first contribution:

Astabeth's Lush Scarf

Yarn: Classic Elite's Lush - 50% Angora / 50% Wool, Aran weight, 2 skeins

Gauge: Not critical; I got 18 stitches per inch in garter stitch

Needles: US8 or whatever gives you appropriate gauge or drape

Stitches: sk2p = slip one stitch, knit two together, pass the slipped stitch over


Cast on 25 stitches. If you want it wider, add stitches in increments of 6.
Knit 7 rows for the garter stitch border.

Pattern rows:

Row 1 (wrong side) and all odd # rows: Knit 3, Purl to last 3 stitches, Knit 3

Rows 2, 4, and 6: K4, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1; rep from * to last 3 stitches, k3.

Row 8: K5, *yo, sk2p, yo, k3; rep from *, last rep will end with k5.

Row 10: K4, *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to last 3 stitches, k3.

Row 12: K3, k2tog, *yo, k3, yo, sk2p; rep from * to last 8 stitches, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k3.

Repeat these 12 rows until you are at the end of one skein, do not bind off. Cast on with the second skein and make another identical half.

Weave the ends together - kitchener, three-needle bind-off, or your preferred method. Block gently.

Stitch pattern is "Spider Stitch" from Barbara Walker's A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns.