Sunday, February 26, 2006
And here's how to make your own Stash-busting Scarf:
CO an even number of stitches for the length of your scarf. (Swatch first and measure your gauge in pattern, as a slip-stitch pattern tends to be narrower than plain stockinette.)
Beginning with color #1,
(RS) K across
(WS) K across
then begin the slip-stich pattern:
(RS) K, *sl1 with yarn in front, K*, K
(WS) K, *sl1 with yarn in front, K*, K
Thereafter, on RS rows you knit the purls and slip the slips from the previous row
& on WS rows you knit the slips and slip the purls from the previous row,
always knitting the first and last stitches of every row and always slipping with the yarn in front.
Change colors at the beginning of a RS row, knitting the first stitch with both colors. Just remember to treat that stitch as one stitch on the return row. I changed colors every four rows; you could change colors less often but I found the weave looks best with at least four rows per color.