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Using DK weight yarn, 7mm needles and a simple two row pattern this scarf knits up quickly and cheaply and looks amazing.
You will need a pair of 7mm needles and 100g of DK yarn.
Cast on 25 stitches
Row 1; knit 2, yarn over(by bringing the yarn to the front by taking it between the needles as if to do a purl stitch), knit 2 together, yarn over, knit two together, keep going, bringing the yarn over and knitting two together until you get to the last stitch, knit the last stitch. You should still have 25 stitches, the loop made by the yarn over replaces the stitch lost when you knit two together, it also makes the ‘hole’ in the pattern.
Row 2; knit to the end of the row (no fancy stuff in this row!)
In ‘knitting pattern speak’ it looks like this;
Row 1; k2, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to last st, k
Row 2; k to end
Keep going until you have almost run out of yarn, try to make you last row a ‘Row 1′ row, then cast off and sew in the ends. Your scarf will have a slanted look because the stitch pulls the material slightly. All the benefits of a bias knit scarf without any of the effort!
Wash it carefully according to the instructions on the ball band and then block it to shape to really define the lace pattern (you can skip this step if you want to wear it straight away!)
If you forget which row to do next part way through the scarf take a good look at it, one side (the ‘wrong’ side) looks quite bumpy, the other side (the ‘right’ side) looks quite smooth in comparison. If the bumpy side is facing you when you start to knit then you need to do a ‘Row 1′, if the smooth side is facing you when you start to knit then you need to do a ‘Row 2′.
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