Tuesday, September 1, 2009

End Of Summer Scarf

Sit in the sun with a cool refreshing breeze, and enjoy the last days of summer with a small project to knit on- a shimmery linen scarf in Louise Harding Merletto. It takes only 3 balls and has an interesting pattern on both sides, right and wrong. The yarn is available in the honey beige as shown in our sample scarf, a medium blue, soft aqua, and a kiwi green.

Here is the pattern-

Merletto Scarf

3 balls Merletto

4.50 mm needles

Cast on 47 sts. K 2 rows.

Cont in pattern St as follows-

Row 1- K2, YO, *K3, P2, P3tog, P2, K3, YRN, P2, YO*, rep *to* twice, end with K3, P2, P3tog, P2, K3, YO, K2

Row 2- K2, *P4, K5, P4, K2*, rep *to*

Row 3- K2, YO, *K4, P1, P3tog, P1, K4, YRN, P2, YO*, rep *to* twice, end with K4, P1, P3tog, P1, K4, YO, K2

Row 4- K2, *P5, K3, P5, K2*, rep *to*

Row 5- K2, YO, *K5, P3tog, K5, YRN, P2, YO*, rep *to* twice, end with, K5, P3tog, K5, YO, K2

Row 6- K2, *P6, K1, P6, K2*, rep *to*

Rep these 6 rows until work measures 59" ending with Row 6. K 2 rows. Cast off all sts.

Another option is using the same pattern to make a shawl, just add another 30 sts to the original cast on no. and it will double the width. Remember it will take twice as much yarn also.
Happy Knitting!

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