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Saturday, January 23, 2010

My own Pattern for KNIT Neckscarf

THICK AND QUICK NECKSCARF
This scarf is warm and oh, so, comfortable. The shaping helps it to not “envelop” your throat. And soft!!


MATERIALS: 1 Skein of Lion Brand Thick & Quick in color of your choice
Size 13 (9mm) Lion Brand Knitting Needles

GAUGE: I felt that the gauge was not needed.
ABBREVIATIONS USED: K = Knit; P = Purl;

NOTES:
1. You will have 24 stitches each and every row throughout.
2. It took me about 3 hours to finish this scarf. I use the Continental Method of knitting.
3. In weaving the end on Row 76, I left a long piece to weave in and wrapped the yarn around the buttonhole edge to reinforce the buttonhole.
4. Neck shaping and buttonhole point begin at Row 41. This consists of increasing in first stitch and decreasing in last stitch every other row.
5. When increasing, I picked up a stitch between first and second stitch, but you could also use K and P in same stitch. This makes a different pattern, however, it does make the hole bigger.

INSTRUCTIONS: Cast on 24 stitches.
Row 1: *P2, K2* across row, end K2.
Row 2-40: Repeat Row 1 until you have 40 rows.

Row 41: Increase in first st, work to last 2 sts, decrease in last stitch.
Row 42: Keeping Rib pattern, work row even.

Row 43: Repeat Row 41.
Row 44: Repeat Row 42.

Row 45 – 72: Repeat Rows 41 and 42 (14 times).
Row 73: P2, Bind off 2 (buttonhole), work across row in pattern as established.

Row 74: Work pattern across to bound off stitches, Cast On 2 sts, work last stitch.
Row 75: Work even across row in pattern.

Row 76: Bind off in pattern. Weave in ends.
**I ended up with about 26” of yarn left from the skein.

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