Monday, December 07, 2009

Scarf Attack

Each of my lovely nieces requested a scarf for Christmas in her signature color. Here is the first of three.
It is Reversible Cable and Seed Stitch Scarf, and here is the pattern:
 2 skeins of Misti Alpaca chunky, on size 11 needles,
 3 stitch markers ( the safety-pin kind work best), cable needle.
Use the 3rd stitch marker as a row marker to keep track of when to cable next by hanging it off one of the selvedge loops. As the scarf is reversible, it makes it easier to tell when you are on the correct side for cabling if you don't want to look at the pattern, and then you can just read your knitting instead of counting rows.
57X6 1/2 inches

Cast on 24 stitches. Place a marker after stitch 8 and after stitch 16.
Row 1:(K1,P1 ) 11 times,K1. Slip 1 With Yarn In Front, turn
Row 2: K1,(K1,P1) 3x, K1, Slip Marker, (K1,P1) 4x, SM,(P1,K1) 3x, P1, Sl1 WYIF, turn.
Row 3 and 5: As row 1
Row 4:As Row 2
Row 6: K1,(K1,P1) 3x,K1, SM, Slip next 4 sts onto cable needle, hold to front. (K1,P1) 2x, then (K1,P1) 2x from Cable needle, SM ( P1,K1) 3x, P1, Sl1WYIF, turn.
Continue until almost out of yarn, bind off loosely, block, enjoy!

Now I have 2 more to make. I'm thinking of trying variations on this one, but who knows. Must swatch!

1 comment:

Diane in Chico said...

I was shocked! to open your blog post and see something other than blue. Before I read down to the part where it says green is your niece's signature color, I thought you must be going through a color change :-)