Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Shades of Plummage

A new scarf designed by me! This stitch pattern is taken from the book; The Ultimate Source book of Knitting and Crochet Stitches Harmony guides
Either -Scraps of 8ply (DK) wool
or about 150g- 200g of soft 8ply wool
size 4.5mm hook and a pair of scissors

Not important. If you use the right hook and yarn you won't have any problems.

Pattern (Fan and V stitch)
Make a starting ch with a Multiple of 8 sts +2 (I used 34 ch for mine at a width of 6.5'')

1st row (RS): 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook *skip 3ch, 9dc into next ch, skip 3ch, 1 sc into next ch, rep from * to end, turn.

2nd row:
ch3, 1 dc in 1st st *5ch, skip 9dc group, work a V-stitch of (1dc, 1ch, 1dc) into next sc rep from * ending 5 ch , skip last 9dc group, 2 dc in turning chain.

3rd row:
3ch, 4dc in 1st st *Working over next 5ch so as to enclose work 1sc into 5th dc of group in row below **9 dc in V-stitch space rep from * ending last rep at ** 5dc in tch.

4th row: 3 ch, skip 5dc, V-stitch in sc, *5ch, skip 9dc group, V-stitch in sc rep from * ending 2ch sl st to tch.

5th row:
1ch, 1sc over last st below *9dc into sp at center of next V-stitch, sc enlcosing 5ch through the 5th dc of group below rep from * to end.

Rep from row 2-5.
If you are doing stripes keep repeating those rows until you have three lots of fan rows, then before changing colours work the next row of 5ch and V- stitches. To change colours, complete the last stitch of the row by pulling the old and new yarn through the last step of the stitch. On the next row crochet around the ends to weave them in.
Continue working in this manner until it is long enough.

End with a WS row working (2ch, sl st to 5th dc of group, 2ch) in place fo 5ch between the V-stitches. Weave any loose ends in well. Block if needed.

Enjoy using up your scrap yarn!


acv2 said...

CUTE and colorful!!!!!!!
If made wider can be a baby blankie. I'll try it like that, since in Puerto Rico I have no need for a scarf...hehe


Hixon and Co. Photography said...

I just came across this from Ravelry! Great pattern! I love it! :) I adore the colors in yours, too. :)

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