Thursday, May 26, 2011
Day 146 and the Furkerchief
If the Boy scouts of America were a little more fabulous and a little less outdoorsy, I think this would be the kerchief that they would wear :D.
SO easy and a great way to use up some of that wicked boa yarn that every knitter has grabbed or been gifted at some point after the love has faded.
1 ball bernat Boa
Size 15 needles
Yarn is held double throughout
Gauge is not important, but the resulting fabric should not be delicate or flimsy.
Around 3 stitches per inch.
Cast on 4 stitches leaving a 12 inch tail.
Odd numbered rows: Knit
Even numbered rows: Knit into the front and back of the first stitch, Knit across the remainder of the row.
Complete these 2 rows until you have 12 stitches.
Knit every row. Do this until your piece measures 15 inches from the cast on edge.
Pay attention to the way your fabric is angled at the beginning section. Make sure that the straight edge is on your right and the angled edge is on your left when you begin decreasing.
Odd numbered rows: Knit to the last 2 stitches, K2tog
Even numbered rows: Knit
Complete these 2 rows until only 4 stitches remain. Bind off leaving a 12 inch tail.
From the remaining yarn cut 4- 24 inch strands. Thread 2 strands through each point of the fabric and center them. Using the cast on and bind off tails and the new strands, make a braid 8 inches long. Tie a knot and cut the excess.