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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

FIRST DAY SCARF finished on the seventh day




The scarf I designed for Liz to match her alpaca tam is done! Just need to weave in two ends. But it's washed and blocked and ready to go to Philly with her tomorrow morning.

So now I can rest, right?

Well, yes and no. I promised to publish the pattern here when it was complete. I'll do that. Just not on this last night of Liz' stay.

1/11/08: I'm back to post the pattern for the FIRST DAY SCARF, as promised. Enjoy making this for yourself or as a gift, but not to sell in any way, shape, or form. That's a no-no. Thank you for respecting that.

FIRST DAY SCARF

MATERIALS
2 skeins Fable Handknits PURE BABY ALPACA, color 03, lavender. (100% baby alpaca, 22 stitches and 25 rows over 4" on 4.5mm (US 7) needles; 145 yards per skein) -- you will use roughly 1.5 skeins (approximately 220 yards)

4mm (US 8) circular or straight needles
stitch markers (optional)
tapestry needle for weaving in ends

GAUGE
Not critical for this project. My finished scarf was 6.25" X 54.5", washed and blocked.

PATTERN NOTES
Odd numbered rows are WRONG SIDE ROWS.
The first and last three stitches are always knit.

LOOSELY Cast on 34 stitches.
(I used a long tail cast-on.)

Row 1: (Wrong Side) K3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3

Row 2: K3, *YO, K3, ssk, YO, sl1-k2tog-psso, YO, k2tog, K3, YO, K1; repeat once from*. K3 the last 3 stitches.

Row 3: K3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3

Row 4: K3, *YO, K3, ssk, YO, sl1-k2tog-psso, YO, k2tog, K3, YO, K1; repeat once from*. K3 the last 3 stitches.

Row 5: K3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3

Row 6: K3, *YO, K3, ssk, YO, sl1-k2tog-psso, YO, k2tog, K3, YO, K1; repeat once from*. K3 the last 3 stitches.

Row 7: K3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3

Row 8: K3, *YO, K3, ssk, YO, sl1-k2tog-psso, YO, k2tog, K3, YO, K1; repeat once from*. K3 the last 3 stitches.

Row 9: K3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3

Row 10: Knit the entire row.

Row 11: K3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3

Row 12: K3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K3.

Repeat rows 1-12 a total of 23 times.

LOOSELY bind off the first three and last three stitches in knit; the middle 28 stitches in purl. Weave in ends. Wash in lukewarm water and mild soap, and block out to finished dimensions of 6.25" X 54.5".

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Next up in the batters box: The Secret of the Stole ii swatch, and (eventually) the Mrs. Darcy Cardigan.

3 comments:

  1. The scarf turned out beautiful!

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  2. Welcome to the Secret of the Stole II KAL! We are happy to have you aboard!

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  3. What a beautiful scarf! And I have exactly 220yds of yarn in my stash just aching to be used...

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