Sunday, July 24, 2011
Day 205 and Chameleon
Knitting and crochet cross paths in many different ways. For this scarf, I looked at broomstick pace and figured there surely was a way to easily duplicate it with knitting.
It's not hard, but the first time you work the twisted stitches work slowly and be careful not to drop the yarn overs too soon or on the wrong stitch.
I used size 19 needles with a mohair blend, but as long as your needle is at least 2 sizes longer than you'd normally use with a particular yarn, it will look nice.
Cast on 16 (or any multiple of 4)
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: *Yo, K1* repeat across
The tricky row! Row 4: *(Knit 4 together, YO, Knit 4 together, Purl 4 together) all into the same 4 stitches* repeat across.
Repeat these 4 rows until you have the desired length of your scarf. For added interest I choose to make the first and last specialty stitch row with larger loops.
Alternate Row 4: *(Knit 4 together, YO, Knit 4 together, YO) all into the same 4 stitches* repeat to last 4 grouping in which you will (knit 4 together, YO, Knit 4 together, Purl 4 together).