Tuesday, November 23, 2010

KFI: Dazzle Drop Stitch Scarf

First off, I think this totally needs to be a two ball scarf, but I didn't want to hold up your holiday knitting so here it is.

This scarf is a little more complicated than the Athena Garter Stitch Scarf because this one has a pattern stitch rather than just being all garter stitch.

For this scarf you need to be able to cast on, knit, work a drop stitch, cast off, and tie fringe.

Since this scarf is worked on a US 8 needle the fabric is a little denser than the Athena Scarf, which makes this scarf shorter. To make a longer scarf, or for lusher fringe, you will need two balls of yarn.

Feel free to experiment with larger needle sizes. I tried the Drop Stitch on the US 13 needles and didn't see enough of a difference between it and the garter fabric to bother, but you might like it.

Dazzle Drop Stitch Scarf

Size: (one ball) 3" by 35" (excluding fringe)

Materials: Dazzle by Knitting Fever (100% Nylon, 82 yards/25 g). One or two balls

Needles: US 8

Gauge is not important for this project.

Note: Begin by cutting 24 strands each 11" long for fringe. Set aside.

Pattern Stitches:
Drop Stitch (two row repeat): Row 1: knit across row wrapping needle twice for each stitch.
(So go into the stitch the normal way to knit, wrap the yarn twice, then complete the stitch as normal.)
Row 2: knit across row dropping the wrap. (So you'll see what looks like a regular stitch right next to what looks like a yarnover. Knit into the stitch and pull it and the YO off the left needle.)

Long Drop Stitch (two row repeat): Row 1: knit across row wrapping needle three times for each stitch.
Row 2: knit across row dropping two wraps.

The Pattern: Dazzle close
CO 15 sts.
*Work 4 rows in garter stitch (knit every stitch on every row).

Work Drop Stitch: Row 1: knit across, wrapping twice for every stitch. Row 2: Knit across, dropping second wrap.

Work 4 rows in garter stitch

Work Drop Stitch

Work 4 rows in garter stitch

Work Long Drop Stitch: Row 1: knit across, wrapping three times for each stitch. Row 2: Knit across, dropping two wraps.

Repeat from * until you run out of yarn.

(So it's regular Drop Stitch twice, followed by Long Drop Stitch once, all separated by 4 rows of garter stitch.)

Cast off.

Using one strand for each fringe attach at 12 points along each end of the scarf.

Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations for your blog and your lovely items.
    Regards from belgium

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