Monday, November 30, 2009

Undoing my Ravelry Violation

OK, so here it is.

Simple Tapered Scarf
I will explain exactly what I did for this particular scarf but I consider my directions only a suggestion. If you start with more stitches it will be better as a head scarf. I actually have made a series of scarves with this general design, some wider and longer and some narrower and shorter. Any yarn that feels good on our face will do. The key is to use oversized needles to let it drape. So do not worry about gauge or any of that, cast on and go!

This is natural fawn suri alpaca from ohio that I hand carded and spun.
It’s fingering weight.

The pattern is simple. It’s all stockingette stitches with gradual decreases. You need 40 inch circular 10 sized needles. In metric that’s 100 cm circular 6 mm sized needles.

1)Do a Cat Bordhi magic cast on with 70 stitches on top, 70 stitches on the bottom.
2)Round 1-3 Knit, only the top stitches, we’ll get to the bottom stitches after step 7.
3)Round 4 K34 K2tog K to end
4)Round 5 Knit
5)Repeat Round 4(but keep K2tog in center of row), and Round 5 until there are 20 stitches left
6)K2tog in center every row until there are 8 stitches left
7)Bind off remaining stitches together and weave in end
8)Repeat steps 1-7 on the bottom

if you like the colors of my scarf you may hand paint it as I did.

Here's some images pertinant to this pattern.

A beginning of a scarf modeled by Sally.

Some scarves combined

Possibly my favorite

Three scarves braided together

For those who are unfamiliar with Cat Bordhi's magic cast on, this video is for you. It taught me!

1 comment:

  1. slightly advanced cast-on aside, this is a really good pattern for a beginner knitter experimenting with tension, cause it doesn't really matter if the stitches are different sizes or the width is inconsistent!