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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Pattern: Easy-Eyes scarf for carry-around knitting - by Alison Hyde

This is the perfect scarf for peaceful knitting. The stitch pattern is so simple, you'll likely memorize it even before you start knitting.

Cast on an odd number of stitches in a yarn and needle size that you like together. The sample shown here and on my website, spindyeknit.com was made with Soft Baby from Rowan. I cast on 13 stitches using size 11 (6.5 mm) needles. I made a second version in a variegated color of Suri Dream from Knit Picks that shows the versatility of this easy pattern, but unfortunately blogger ate the only photo.

Exact guage is not important, but the fabric should be light and airy, not tight and stiff.

Row 1 and all wrong side rows: Purl.

Row 2: *K2tog, yo, rep from * across; end k1.

Row 4: K1, *yo, ssk, rep from * to end of row.

Bind off loosely and block to open up the lace.

(Note: See this month's knitting lessons for a stretcy bind off and tips on blocking lace.)

Posted by Donna at 7:53 AM
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