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Sunday, 8 July 2018

Super Easy Curly Wurly Scarf


Are you looking for an easy, lazy knit for working on in the shade of a parasol during this glorious heat-wave? Well, I may just have the thing for you.

I recently put this pattern together for my lovely guests on the Spring Colours tour to the sunny Costa Brava. Knit with our own, double knitting weight variegated bamboo yarn, there's enough interest in the colour work of they yarn to sustain a fairly simple pattern. It made for a relaxed project for guests to work on without having to think too much about what came next, which was all the better for shooting the breeze and chilling out.

It's a really, really easy knit, worked in double knitting on 3.75 mm needles (UK size 9, US size 5). In garter stitch it knits to a tension of 20 stitches x 30 rows for a 10 cm square. To make a scarf that measures a very generous 158 cm you will need 3 balls of 50 g bamboo.




Abbreviations:

k = Knit
kfb = Knit front and back to increase by one stitch
psso = pass slipped stitch over knit stitch to decrease by one stitch
RS = Right side
sl 1 = Slip 1 stitch without working it
WS = Wrong Side

To get started:

Cast on 2 stitches.

Row 1: (WS) kfb, k1 (3 stitches)
Row 2: (RS) kfb, k2 (4 stitches)
Row 3: kfb, k3 (5 stitches)
Row 4: kfb k4 (6 stitches)
Row 5: cast off 3, kfb, k1 (4 stitches)
Row 6: k1, kfb, k2 (5 stitches)
Row 7: k1, kfb, k3 (6 stitches)
Row 8: k1, kfb, k4 (7 stitches)
Row 9: cast off 3 stitches, kfb, k2 (5 stitches)
Row 10: k1 kfb, k3 (6 stitches)
Row 11: sl 1, kfb, k4 (7 stitches)
Row 12: k1, kfb, k5 (8 stitches)
Row 13: cast off 3 stitches, kfb, knit to end (6 stitches)

First Increase Section

Row 1: (RS): k1, kfb, k to end.
Row 2: (WS): sl 1, kfb, k to end.
Row 3: K1, kfb, k to end
Row 4: Cast off 3 stitches, kfb, knit to end.

Repeat rows 1 to 4 until knitting measures desired width. I carried on until I had 50 stitches on the needles after completion of a Row 4 repeat. This measured approximately 22 cm in width and 57 cm in length - although it has a pronounced tendency to curl, which makes it hard to measure.

Middle section with no increases

Row 1: (RS): k1, kfb, k to end.
Row 2: (WS): sl 1, kfb, k to end.
Row 3: K to end
Row 4: Cast off 3 stitches, kfb, knit to end.

Repeat rows 1 to 4 until scarf is 2/3 desired length. Mine measured about 90 cm (working round the curly bit at the end)

Decrease section

Row 1: (RS): k1, kfb, k to end.
Row 2: (WS): sl 1, k to end.
Row 3: K to end
Row 4: Cast off 3 stitches, kfb, knit to end.

Repeat rows 1 to 4 above until there are only 4 stitches left.

Finish off section

Row 1: k1, kfb, k to end.
Row 2: sl 1, k1, psso, k to end
Row 3:  k1, kfb, k to end.
Row 4: sl1, k1, psso, k to end.

Cast off.

Darn in your loose ends and you're done!

All the best,

Bonny x



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