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OCEANOLOGY SCARF

The Oceanology Scarf I started last December while away down south and decided a new pattern was to be started and after sampling a few simple stitch patterns I decided on my favourites. Out of this came a Lovely project for any knitter, you’ll only need to know how to increase, decrease and grafting a seam together. All the increasing and decreasing is done the garter stitch section of the scarf to make this easier for beginners if learning.

The scarf is done in two symmetrical pieces so that the knit stitches are running up the scarf on both sides. Once finishing both halves of the scarf you have to graft both pieces together being sure that you do this after casting off. If not grafting with live stitches will make the scarf droop longer with the weight of the scarf.

The scarf is a one size fits Adult or Teen and is Unisex.

 
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THE MATERIALS

  • 2 x 100g balls of Patons Shadow Tweed (recently Discontinued) but is also suitable for any Chunky 12ply yarn.
  • 200 – 290 yards or 183 – 265 metres of 12 ply yarn.
  • A pair of 5.5mm, US 9 Knitting Needles.
  • And Sewing Needle for Making Up.

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ONE SIZE (Adult or Teen) 

MAKE TWO PIECES (Scarf knitted in two halves)

Using 5½mm needles and thumb method cast on 2 sts.

1st Row. Knit.

This row forms garter stitch.

Next Row. (Inc in next st) twice. 4 sts.

Next Row. Knit.

Next Row. Inc in 1st st, k1, inc in next st, k1. 6 sts.

Next Row. Knit.

1st Row. Inc in 1st st, knit to last 2 sts, inc in next st, k1. 8 sts.

2nd Row. Knit.

1st and 2nd rows form shaping.

Inc 2 sts as before at each end of next and every foll alt row to 30 sts, working increased sts in garter stitch.

Next Row. Knit.

Next Row. K14, inc in next st, knit to end. 31 sts.

Proceed as follows:-

1st Row. K3, * k1, p1, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.

2nd Row. K3, * p1, k1, rep from * to last 4 sts, p1, k3.

1st and 2nd row sets pattern.

Work in pattern (throughout) until scarf measures 80cm, (31.5 in) ending with a wrong side row.

Cast off in pattern.

TO MAKE UP

With the right side of both pieces facing place both cast off edges together. With sewing needle graft both pieces together. Pin out garment to measurement and cover with damp cloths till dry.

Photography by Will Carter.

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