WOOLY WAVE SCARF (knit)
Skill level: Easy +
Size: approx. 7" wide x 73" long (after blocking)
220 yds. worsted wt. wool yarn (see NOTE)
Sample shown in Patons “Classic Wool” (100% pure new wool, 100 g./3.5 oz., 205 m/223 yds. per ball)
NOTE: Sample scarf was knit with only one ball of 100% wool yarn and damp-blocked to length. If using other yarns, additional yardage may be necessary to achieve desired length.
Pair of size 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles, or size needed to achieve gauge
Gauge: 15 sts & 18 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch on size 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles
Stitches/Terms: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), knit (k), knit 2 together (k2tog), purl (p), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), stitch (st), stockinette stitch (st st), yarn over (yo)
Scarf is worked in one piece from narrow end to narrow end. Due to the ripple wave shape of the pattern stitch in this design, one end of scarf will look different than the other end. If this effect is not desired, the scarf may be knit in two identical pieces (see Variation) so that stitch pattern runs in same direction on both ends of scarf.
Three stitches at each edge of scarf are maintained in garter stitch (knit every row) throughout.
A row counter is useful for keeping tracks of rows in pattern.
Knit 2 rows.
Row 1 (RS): K3, (k2tog) twice, (yo, k1) 4 times, (k2tog) 4 times, (yo, k1) 4 times, (k2tog) twice, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 3: K.
Row 4: K.
Repeat Rows 1-4 until yarn is almost gone (reserving enough for last 2 rows and bind off row), or until desired length.
Final 2 rows: K.
Bind off loosely and weave in tails.
Variation: For a scarf with matching ends, work scarf as directed until one-half of total desired length is reached. Set piece aside and work second piece the same (or work both pieces at same time, knitting from 2 separate balls of yarn). Join pieces at center back using 3-needle bind off, weaving or grafting.
Finishing: Following yarn care instructions on ball band, block scarf to finished measurements.
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