Monday, November 06, 2006

How I'm Making My Mobious Scarf

It was such a beautiful day here, sunny and sixty degrees. I was going to unveil the pictures of this shawl blocked and finished. However, once I got dressed, the sun decided to quickly hide behind the clouds.
Here's yet another sneak preview teaser. (click on picture for a larger size)

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mobious scarf

I'm using the Germaine Stitch pattern from Barbara Walker's, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, pg 275, with a Seed stitch border. Using a Provisional Caston. There is a video on this site that shows how in both english and continental style. I'm using Knit Picks, Ambrosia in Night Sky, four balls. The actual color looks more like the picture above than what is shown on their website. Or use any other yarn that is to your preference.
I used provisional cast-on 61 sts, seed stitch for 5 sts, pattern repeat below (I used four repeats), then seed stitch for last 5 sts. Knit to desired length, then give scarf one twist and Kitchener graft the two ends together.
Pattern stitch:
multipe of 11 stitches plus 7
Row 1: (wrong side) and all other wrong side rows - Purl
Row 2: K1, * yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k6; rep from * to last 6 sts, end yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k1.
Row 4: K2, * yo, sl 1 - k2tog - psso, yo, k1, sl next 3 sts to dpn and hld in back, k3, then k3 from dpn, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts, end yo, sl 1 - k2 tog- psso, yo, k2.
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Row 8: K2, * yo, sl 1 - k2 tog - psso, yo, k8; rep from * to last 5 sts, end yo, sl 1 - k2 tog - psso, yo, k2.
Repeat rows 1 - 8
I haven't finished this yet being, I put it up for the summer. However, even with this warm week ahead, I know at time it could get very cold here. I really should get moving, before I freeze my head the next I walk out the door.
I do love the feel of this yarn. We currently working with a distributer on getting our own cashmere and blends yarn for the business. I can hardly wait for that to happen.


Micky said...

Very lovely.

wendy said...

What beautiful lace! I'm dying to make that shawl - the edging is my favorite, ever.