Tuesday, July 26, 2011

WHIRLY GIG SCARF PATTERN

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS BLOCKED
5 inches (12.5 cm) x 50 inches (125 cm)
YARN:
420 yards (384 meters) sock yarn (or about 10 yards {9.1 meters} of yarn per 1 inch {2.5 cm} of completed Project)
NEEDLES:
Size #4 (3.5 mm) knitting needles

NOTIONS:
Tapestry needle
2 Locking Stitch Markers

GAUGE:
5 sts x 7 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm) stockinette stitch (proper gauge is not essential but cable definition & yarn requirements may vary)




ABBREVIATION & STITCH GUIDE
P – Purl
K – Knit
CO – Cast on
St(s) – Stitch(es)
PM – Place marker
RM – Remove marker
K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together
PPSO – Pass previous stitch over
M1 – Increase 1 stitch by lifting bar before next stitch with right needle onto left needle. Knit through back loop.

NOTES:

• Unless otherwise indicated, Use the backward loop method to CO.
• Unless otherwise stated, slip markers when needed.
• Ruffles & ribs form with each 8-row repeat.
• Each time you CO 24, it is the start of a new ruffle.
• Finished scarf is not rectangular.

INCREASE SECTION:

1st ruffle:
Use your favorite basic method & CO 24.
Rows 1 & 2: P to end.
Row 3: K to end.
Row 4: P to end.
Row 5: K2tog to end. (12 sts)
Row 6: K to end.
Row 7: K2tog to end. (6 sts)
Row 8: K to end. CO 24 (2nd ruffle).
Here’s what your work looks like after Row 8.

2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th ruffles: 
NOTE: This is the section to repeat if you want a wider scarf.

*Row 1: P24 & PM. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 2: (P3, k3) to marker. P to end.
Row 3: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 4: (P3, k3) to marker. P to end.
Row 5: K2tog to marker. (P3, k3) to end. (18, 24, 30, 36 sts)
Row 6: (P3, k3) to marker. K to end.
Row 7: K2tog to marker. (P3, k3) to end. (12, 18, 24, 30 sts)
Row 8: (P3, k3) to marker & RM. K to end. CO 24.* (54 sts)
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Here's what you have after Row 8 again before you CO sts.


BODY:

*Row 1: P24 & PM. (p3, k3) to last 6 & PM. (m1, k1) to end (60 sts).
Row 2: K to marker. (P3, k3) to marker. P to end.
Row 3: K to marker. (P3, k3) to marker. (m1, k1) to end. (72 sts)
Row 4: K to marker. (P3, k3) to marker. P to end.
Row 5: K2tog to marker. (P3, k3) to marker. P to end. (60 sts)
Row 6: K to marker. (P3, k3) to marker. K to end.
Row 7: K2tog to marker. (P3, k3) to marker. K to end. (54 sts)
Row 8: K1. (K1, PPSO) to marker & RM. P1, PPSO. P2, k3. (P3, k3) to marker & RM. K to end. CO 24.*

Repeat from *to* until you have about 50 yards left. Do not CO 24 after last repeat.

DECREASE SECTION: (30 sts)
NOTE: This is the section to repeat if you want a wider scarf.

*Row 1: (p3, k3) to last 6 & PM. (m1, k1) to end. (36, 30, 24, 18 sts)
Row 2: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 3: (P3, k3) to marker. (m1, k1) to end. (48, 42, 36, 30 sts)
Row 4: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 5: (P3, k3) to marker. P to end.
Row 6: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 7: (P3, k3) to marker. K to end.
Row 8: K1. (K1, PPSO) to marker & RM. P1, PPSO. P2, k3. PM. (P3, k3) to end.* (24, 18, 12 sts)

Repeat from *to* until you have 12 sts left.

Row 1: (p3, k3) to last 6 & PM. (m1, k1) to end. (18 sts)
Row 2: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 3: (P3, k3) to marker. (m1, k1) to end. (30 sts)
Row 4: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 5: (P3, k3) to marker. P to end.
Row 6: K to marker. (P3, k3) to end.
Row 7: (P3, k3) to marker. K to end.
Row 8: K1. (K1, PPSO) to marker & RM. (P3, k3). (7 sts)

LAST RUFFLE:
Row 1: K1, (m1, K1) to last st. (13 sts)
Row 2: K to end.
Row 3: K1, (m1, K1) to last st. (24 sts)
Row 4: K to end.
Row 5: P to end.
Rows 6 & 7: K to end.
Row 8: K1. (K1, PPSO) to end.

Use tapestry needle to weave in loose ends, block & enjoy!