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Fitzgerald Scarf Free Knitting Pattern

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This simple scarf is an ideal project for the beginner knitter who’s adding new techniques to their toolbox. A basic wide rib pattern is punctuated by slip-stitch cables, which frame garter stitch ovals. The easy-to-work stitch pattern is also reversible, a good feature in a scarf. Two versions are provided: with or without a ruffled edge.

finished size
approx 5.5 x 58 inches
(instructions given for modifying dimensions)

materials
approx 400 yds sport weight yarn
shown double-stranded using 3 x 50 gm of Elann Lara in Oasis (100% cotton) with 1 x 50 gm KnitPicks Shimmer in Shallows (70% Baby Alpaca, 30% Silk)

supplies
4.0 mm needles
tension/gauge
26 stitches, 30 rows = 4 inches in slip-stitch cable

abbreviations
ws wrong side
rs right side
k knit
p purl
sl slip
kwise knit-wise
wyif with yarn in front of work
wyib with yarn in back of work
tbl through back loop
ssk slip 2 sts knitwise, put left needle through front of both slipped sts, knit the two sts together
k2tog knit 2 together

scarf

(First 8 rows, Ruffle version)
Cast on 51 sts. If you like a wider scarf, increase sts in multiples of 11.
Row 1 (wrong side): Sl1 kwise tbl, k2. (The first and last 3 sts of each row form the selvedge). P3, *k6, p5; repeat from * until 6 sts remain, p3, k3.
Row 2 (and all even rows): Sl1 kwise tbl, k to end.
Row 3: as Row 1.
Row 5: Sl1 kwise tbl, k2, p3, *ssk, k2, k2tog, p5; rep from * until 6 sts remain, p3, k3. 43 sts.
Row 7: Sl1 kwise tbl, k2, p3, *ssk, k2tog, p5; rep from * until 6 sts remain, p3, k3. 35 sts.
Row 8: Sl1 kwise tbl, k to end.

(First 8 rows, Non-ruffle version)
Cast on 35 sts. If you like a wider scarf, increase sts in multiples of 7.
Row 1 and all odd rows (wrong side): Sl1 kwise tbl, k2. (The first and last 3 sts of each row forms the selvedge). P3, *k2, p5; repeat from * until 6 sts remain, p3, k3.
Row 2 (and all even rows): Sl1 kwise tbl, k2. K to end.
Work for a total of 8 rows.

Now begin Cross-Rib Pattern, worked over 10 rows:
Rows 1, 3 and 5 (wrong side): Sl1 kwise tbl, k2, p3, *k2, p5; rep from * until 6 sts remain, p3, k3.
Row 2, 4 and 6: Sl1 kwise tbl, k to end.
Row 7 and 9: Sl1 kwise tbl, k2, p2, * sl1 wyif, k2, sl1 wyif, p3; rep from * until 5 sts remain, p2, k3.
Row 8: Sl1 kwise tbl, k4, * sl1 wyib, k2, sl1 wyib, k3; rep from * until 5 sts remain, k5.
Row 10: Sl1 kwise tbl, k4, * drop first sl-st off needle to front of work, sl next 2 sts to rhand needle, drop second sl-st to front. Then, pick up first dropped st onto left needle, sl same 2 sts back to left needle, then pick up the second dropped st with the tip of the right needle and place it on the left needle, k7, rep from * until 2 sts remain, k2.

Repeat these 10 rows a total of 41 times. To modify the length, increase or decrease the number of repeats as desired.

(Last 11 rows, Ruffle version)
Row 1, 3 and 5 (wrong side): Sl1 kwise tbl, k2, p3, *k2, p5; rep from * until 6 sts remain, p3, k3.
Row 2 (and all even rows): Sl1 kwise tbl, k to end.
Row 7: Sl1 kwise tbl, k2, p3, *kfb 2 times, p5; rep from * until 6 sts remain, p3, k3. 43 sts.
Row 9: Sl1 kwise tbl, k2, p3, *kfb, k2, kfb, p5; rep from * until 6 sts remain, p3, k3. 51 sts.
Row 11: Sl1 kwise tbl, k2, p3, *k6, p5; rep from * until 6 sts remain, p3, k3. 51 sts.
Bind off pwise. * For a tricksy finishing touch, use a sewn bind-off for a nicer edge.

(Last 11 rows, Non-ruffle version)
Row 1 and all odd rows (wrong side): Sl1 kwise tbl, k2, p3, *k2, p5; rep from * until 6 sts remain, p3, k3.
Row 2 (and all even rows): Sl1 kwise tbl, k to end.
Work for a total of 11 rows, ending with wrong side. Bind off pwise or using a sewn bind-off.

about the designer
Megan is a web designer-visual artist-knitter whose frequent yarn-fondling disconcerts her friends and loved ones. Megan has been knitting for over thirty years and likes to share.  Her website, Tricksy Knitter, can be found at http://www.tricksyknitter.com.

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