Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Alex's Wavy Scarf (Christmas Scarf 3 of 5)

My mom wanted me to teach her how to knit this holiday visit and my crafty sister-in-law decided to join in the fun. Scarves seemed like the prefect starting point and so we decided on Christmas scarves for the family portrait. Each one of the five is a different pattern made with Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick cranberry yarn, with either a Fun Fur or other suitable white yarn at the end.

The scarf only have one "end", the other is used to create a loop that you slip the end through to make an adjustable scarf. This is great if you don't want to worry about making a long scarf, or you don't want to deal with two ends when you wear it.

Yarn: Lion Brand Jiffy Thick & Quick - Cranberry & Fun Fur white
Needles: US 13
Gauge: N/A

CO 3 stitches.
Row 1: K1, increase one, K1, Inc 1, K1 (5 stitches)
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: K1, Inc 1, K to last 2 sts, Inc 1, K1
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: P1, Inc 1, purl to last 2 stitches, inc 1, P 1
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: as row 3
Row 8: Purl
Row 9:as row 3

Begin knitting in stitch pattern.
Stitch Pattern:
Row 1: K1, inc1 , k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: As row 1
Row 4: K1, inc1 , k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: As row 1.
Row 7: Knit across
Row 8: P1, inc 1, purl to last 3 stitches, p2tog, p1
Row 9: Knit across.

Repeat the pattern 10 times (or for the desired length).

Here's the tricky part: You want to create a loop at the end of the scarf to pass the other end through. You can either cast off and then sew the end (that you just cast off) to the beginning of the 9th repeat of the pattern, or you and pick up stitches from that row and k2tog with those on the needle as you cast off.

On this one, I crocheted the white fuzz on the tip after I had cast off. I sc across and then double crocheted back, then tied off. Use any hook that best fits, or pick up and knit a few rows.



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