Saturday, June 16, 2012

Casablanca Wavy Scarf

Short rows can be a lot of fun in a scarf while creating an interesting effect at the same time.  Casablanca works up wonderfully in short rows - it really shows off the colors in the skein.  For this project, I chose a more subtle colorway and was quite pleased with the result.
One skein and a pair of US 8 needles is all that you need for this scarf.  I'd done the triangles within a short row rectangular scarf before, so it was interesting to see the turns that appeared.  Essentially you cast on 20 stitches, start by knitting 2 stitches, do a wrap and turn, and going back, then adding 2 more stitches each time until you reach 18.  You work backwards back to 2 stitches and then go to 20 stitches and change direction.  After a few sections, it gets fairly easy to ready your knitting to know where you are.
So here is the pattern:



Abbreviations
K - knit
W&T - Wrap & turn - Bring yarn forward, slip next stitch purlwise, move yarn to back again, slip stitch back to Left needle, bring yarn forward

CO 20 stitches

  1. K2, W&T, turn work K2
  2. K4, W&T, turn work K4
  3. K6, W&T, turn work K6
  4. K8, W&T, turn work, K8
  5. K10, W&T, turn work, K10
  6. K12, W&T, turn work, K12
  7. K14, W&T, turn work, K14
  8. K16, W&T, turn work, K16
  9. K18, W&T, turn work, K18
  10. K16, W&T, turn work, K16
  11. K14, W&T, turn work, K14
  12. K12, W&T, turn work, K12
  13. K10, W&T, turn work, K10
  14. K8, W&T, turn work, K8
  15. K6, W&T, turn work, K6
  16. K4, W&T, turn work, K4
  17. K2, W&T, turn work K2
  18. K4, W&T, turn work K4
  19. K6, W&T, turn work K6
  20. K8, W&T, turn work, K8
  21. K10, W&T, turn work, K10
  22. K12, W&T, turn work, K12
  23. K14, W&T, turn work, K14
  24. K16, W&T, turn work, K16
  25. K18, W&T, turn work, K18
  26. K20 - Turn work.

Continue Rows 1-26 until reach desired length.
Bind off loosely
Weave in ends

Enjoy

3 comments:

  1. Need a crochet version of this... It is very awesome!!!

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  2. What a beautiful way to show off the colors in the yarn. Agree with the first comment here that a crochet version would be great too!

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  3. Absolutely wonderful! I can't wait to make this. I have 4 different patterns queued for this yarn....I *THOUGHT* I knew which order I was going to make then in, and now you throw this into the mix!!!
    GREAT pattern for a GREAT yarn that I can't wait to get my hands on!

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