Knitting: Sir John’s Birthday Scarf
Over the years I have designed patterns around particular yarns due to their drape, color, and texture. The yarns listed in the patterns below are recommended, but can be substituted with anything comparable in weight and length.
- 1 hank Trendsetters’ Dali (2 if a larger scarf is desired) heavy worsted cashmere (165 yds /100g)
- Size US8 (5.0mm) needles
- Gauge: about 4-1/2 stitches per inch, 19 stitches over 10cm
Stitches used – picot cast on (requires cable cast on), purl front and back of stitch (PFB), purl, knit, knit 2 stitches together (K2T), yarnover (YO), mock cross cable of knitting in 2nd stitch on left needle then knitting in first needles (C2B), picot bind off (requires cable cast on)
All S1 stitches are as if to purl with the yarn in front
**Note** I happen to knit loose, so if the fabric seems tight, try using the recommended US9 (5.5mm) needle size for this yarn
Create the fringe first to ensure no worries on running out of yarn. When I created my fringe, I used the width of a DVD case for size. 3 strands from each wrap around the width went to each picot.
Cast on two stitches, then cast on for 6 picots at 2 stitches long apiece (desired look is 22 stitches with one stitch outside each ending picot along the sides)
Row 01: S1, K2xP2 rib until last stitch, which should end as K1
Row 02: S1, (K2T, YO)xP2 rib until last stitch, which should end as K1
Row 03-06: S1, K2xP2 rib until last stitch, which should end as K1
Row 07: S1, C2BxP2 rib until last stitch, which should end as K1
Repeat Rows 01-07, ending at any row after Row 03, but not at Row 07 (Rows 03-06)
Bind off using picot bind off and use 3 strands of fringe in each picot.
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