Sunday, September 03, 2006

Razor Shell Scarf continued with directions

Here's what it looks like so far...

It's true, the colors are just a teensy-tinesy bit strong. Some people might consider it a candidate for the late, lamented You Knit What?? (no longer posting, but the archives are a hoot).
However, after many years of opting for a safe, subdued palette I have decided "Life is too short! I am not afraid of color!"

On the other hand, the stitch looks pretty good in a yarn that is subdued

Baxter displays the subtle shade.

The second swatch is made with DMC "Confetti", which is slightly lighter weight than the "Kroy". I used the same size needles, so it should end up slightly "lacier" when blocked.

If you want to make your own, here's how it goes Use any yarn you like (within reason, eyelash would be pointless) How much? I'm going to use about 100 gm sock yarn. I would guess 150-200 grams of worsted. Use a needle size a size or two larger than recommended, unless you knit loosely, then use the size recommended. (I normally knit socks on size 1 or 2 to get gauge, even though 3-4 is recommended, so in this case I actually used 4).

Cast on 31 stitches.
Knit three rows.
Work pattern stitch (see below) until it is long enough. (sk2p = slip one, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over.)
Knit three rows.
Bind off loosely and weave in ends.

Pattern Stitch

Row 1 (WS): K4, p23, k4.
Row 2 (RS): K4, (yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k1) 3 times, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k4

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