Sunday, January 6, 2008

Bought Some Yarn On Sale!!

My LYS is going out of business. :( But, their misfortune is my fortune. I got several balls of Trendsetter's Dune for a mere $5 a ball! I am making a sexy little asymmetrical, elongated scarf out of it. Here's the pattern I am using (my own creation):

KPG's Vertically Asymmetrical, Sexy Little Elongated Stitch Scarf

Skill Level: VERY Beginner
Yarn: Trendsetter's Yarn Dune (In any color), 1 ball
Needles: Size 15 Single Points

Cast on 9 stitches (I prefer long tail cast-on, but you can use whatever you'd like.)
Rows 1-6: Garter st
Row 7: Make elongated stitches by wrapping the yarn 3 times. (YO 3, k)
Row 8: Knit the stitches and drop the yo stitches (you should be back down to 9 stitches after this row)
Rows 9 - 13: Garter St

Repeat sequence until scarf is at desired length.

To make this asymmetrical (vertically), I sometimes garter st 4 or 5 rows instead of 6 in between the yo rows. I stagger this. It gives the scarf a whimsical and interesting look. But if you prefer a standard look, just follow rows 1-13 over and over again until you've reached the desired length.
You can add fringe or pick up stitches to add an interesting border.


1 comment:

  1. I'm going through your blog for the first time - very interesting! I am at beginner level, as you were, but I have to say I'd never heard of the elongated stitch before. Ya learn something new every day!


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