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Edie Infinity Scarf

Edie Infinity Scarf2

Materials

2 x Jeanette Sloan Chunky Baby Alpaca 100m / 100g ( 109 yards / 3 ½ oz hank)

shown in sh 4989 Mulberry


Finished size

Finished scarf measures 15 cm (6 in) wide and

142 cm (56 in) circumference  or 72cm (28 ¼ in) long when joined

 

Needles

One pair 5.5 mm (US 9) needles

 

Also needed

5.5 mm (US 9) crochet hook

Small amount of chunky weight waste yarn for

casting on

5.5 mm circular needle (optional for casting off)

 

Tension

16 sts and 20 rows to 10 cm (4 in) measured over pattern using 5.5mm (US 9) needles after blocking and pressing

 

Abbreviations

 k – knit      p – purl  st(s) – stitches(es)  RS – right side 
WS – wrong side   tog – together cm – centimetres in - inches

sl – slip stitch

yo – yarn over to make stitch

Ky2rn – knit stitch wrapping yarn twice around needle

 

Pattern Note

This design uses a provisional cast on so that the ends of the scarf can be grafted or cast off together once completed. There are a number of provisional cast on techniques but I’ve used the crochet one here and right handed instructions are given below. If you’re a left handed knitter, swap the crochet hook / knitting needle into the opposite hands.

 

Making the scarf

Provisional cast on

Make a slip knot in the waste yarn, place on crochet hook and hold in right hand. Place a 5.5mm (US 9) needle in the left hand and take the long end (attached to the ball) of the waste yarn around the back of the knitting needle. *Use the left hand to wrap the yarn from back to front over the crochet hook and then using the right hand take the loop through the slip knot on the crochet hook to form a chain. At this point move the yarn with the left hand so that it’s behind the knitting needle once more and repeat from * until you have created 25 sts in total. Work a couple of extra chains and then fasten off by cutting the waste yarn and pulling the end through the chain. From this point you’ll be working with main yarn and knitting needles only

Foundation row: Purl

Row 1 (WS): K2, (p1, k9) twice, p1, k2

Row 2: K1, p1, *sl1, p1, p2tog, yo, (ky2rn) 3 times, yo, p2tog, p1; rep from * to last 3 sts, sl1, p1, k1

Row 3: K2, p1, *k3, sl next 3 sts dropping extra loops then pass all 3 sts back to left needle, ( k1, p1, k1 ) into all 3 sts at once, k3, p1; rep from * to last 2sts, k2

Continue working in pattern as set by the last 2 rows only until you have around 50cm (approx 20 in) of yarn remaining.

 

Finishing & Making Up

Unfasten the chain of waste yarn stitches and slowly unravel to release the stitches. At this point you can either graft the ends of the scarf together or place the live loops onto a 5.5 mm circular needle. Slide the sts to the opposite end of the needle and then with both RS of scarf facing cast off both sets of stitches

together keeping the rib pattern correct as you work.

Block and press the scarf gently and allow to cool completely before unpinning