Saturday, January 19, 2008
New Year's Break
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.
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.
Posted by Beth Bachuss at 11:37 AM