C’s BIRTHDAY SCARF

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Skill level:   Intermediate

Size: Approximately 8” wide x 57” long

 

 

Materials:

440 yds. soft, brushed worsted weight medium  yarn

 

Sample shown in Plymouth Yarns “Baby Alpaca Brush” (80% Baby Alpaca, 20% Acrylic, 110 yds/50g ball)

 

Pair of size 10 US (6 mm) knitting needles – or size needed to achieve gauge

Spare size 10 US (6 mm) knitting needle (for 3-needle bind off)

Stitch markers

Row counter

Tapestry needle

 

Gauge: 12 sts & 20 rows = 4" in seed stitch on size 10 US (6 mm) needles

 

Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cable 4 front (C4F), cable 4 back (C4B), cast on (CO), established (est), knit (k), place marker (pm), purl (p), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), stitch (st), together (tog)

 

Pattern notes:  Scarf is worked in two identical halves from cast-on edge to center back neck, then halves are joined with 3-needle bind off.

Six stitches at each edge of scarf are maintained in seed stitch throughout, to form borders.

If desired, use stitch markers as a visual aid to keeping your place in pattern. Place markers on Row 1 and slip them every row thereafter.

A row counter is useful for keeping track of rows in pattern.

 

Special stitches:

Seed stitch:

Row 1: *K1, p1, rep from * as instructed in pattern.

Row 2: Knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches as they face you.

Rep Row 2 for seed stitch.

 

Cable 4 front (C4F):  Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front of work, knit next 2 sts on left needle, knit 2 sts from cable needle.

Cable 4 back (C4B):  Slip next 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back of work, knit next 2 sts on left needle, knit 2 sts from cable needle.

 

Scarf

(Note: if using stitch markers, place them on Row 1 and slip them every row thereafter.)

 

First half of scarf:

CO 35.

 

First cable pattern section (24 rows):

 

Row 1 (RS): K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1 (seed st border est); p2, k4, p2; p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1 (center seed st section est); p2, k4, p2; p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 (seed st border est)

Row 2 (WS): Seed st over 6 sts of border; k2, p4, k2; seed st over next 7 sts; k2, p4, k2; seed st over 6 sts of border.

Row 3 (cable row): Seed st 6; p2, C4B, p2; seed st 7; p2, C4F, p2; seed st 6.

Row 4: Seed st 6; k2, p4, k2; seed st 7; k2, p4, k2; seed st 6.

Row 5: Seed st 6; p2, k4, p2; seed st 7; p2, k4, p2; seed st 6.

Row 6: Rep Row 4.

Row 7 (cable row): Rep Row 3.

Row 8: Rep Row 4.

Rep Rows 1-8 of first cable pattern section twice (total of 24 rows in this section completed).

 

Second cable pattern section (16 rows):

 

Row 1 (RS): Seed st 6; p2, k4, p1, k4, p1, k4, p1, k4, p2; seed st 6.

Row 2 (WS): Seed st 6; k2, p4, k1, p4, k1, p4, k1, p4, k2; seed st 6.

Row 3 (cable row): Seed st 6; p2, C4F, p1, C4F, p1, C4B, p1, C4B, p2; seed st 6.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Rep Row 1.

Row 6: Rep Row 2.

Row 7 (cable row): Rep Row 3.

Row 8: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-8 of second cable pattern section once (total of 16 rows in this section completed).

Rep Rows 1-24 of first cable pattern section followed by Rows 1-16 of second cable pattern section twice.

Rep Rows 1-24 of first cable pattern section once.  Place sts on holder and set aside.

Second half of scarf: Rep instructions for first half of scarf.

 

Finishing:

Join halves of scarf with 3-needle bind off as follows:

Place sts from holder on one needle, place sts from second holder on another needle. Hold pieces with right sides together and use a third needle to bind off through stitches of both thicknesses.

Weave in all tails.

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For personal or charity use only. Do not duplicate pattern for commercial purposes.

 

 

 
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