Lion Brand« Lion« Wool
16 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in St st (k on RS, p on WS) before felting. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Working in St st, work *2 rows with A, 4 rows with B, 2 rows with C; rep from * for Stripe Pattern.
Scarf is knit using a slightly unusual technique to create fringe. After knitting, stitches are dropped to create loose strands and the scarf is felted.
With A, cast on 51 sts.
Set-up Row (RS): K 2, bind off 10, *k 3, bind off 3; rep from * to last 15 sts, k 3, bind off 10, k 2.
Next Row: P 2, cast on 10, *p 3, cast on 3; rep from * to last 15 sts, p 3, cast on 10, p 2.
Work in Stripe Pattern in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until nearly all of B has been used, end with a WS row with B.
Drop-stitch Row (RS):
With C, k 2, drop next 10 sts from left needle, cast 10 sts onto right needle, *k 3, drop 3 stitches from left needle, cast 3 sts onto right needle; rep from * to last 15 stitches, k 3, drop next 10 sts from left needle, cast 10 sts onto right needle, k 2.
Bind off loosely.
Unravel dropped stitches back to cast-on edge. Weave in ends.
Wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate. Remove from washer and pull into shape. For more about felting, click here.
Trim edge from both long sides of Scarf, allowing the strands from the dropped sts to create fringes.