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Free Knitting Pattern: Barbara Scarf

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®
Pattern #: 80931AD
Rating: ****3.3 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 12 x 73 in. (30.5 x 185.5 cm)


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This classic cabled scarf is ideal for both men and women. Make it with the Barbara Hat for a matching set!
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Barbara Scarf

Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice®


16 sts + 23 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over Seed st. 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


4/5 RC (4 over 5 right cross) Sl 5 sts to cable needle and hold to back, k4, then k5 from cable needle.
4/5 LC (4 over 5 left cross) Sl 4 sts to cable needle and hold to front, k5, then k4 from cable needle.


Seed Stitch (over an even number of sts)
Row 1 (RS):
*K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: K the purl sts and p the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

Cast on 50 sts.
Work in Seed st for 8 rows.
Row 1 (RS): Work 5 sts in Seed st, k3, (k into front and back of next st, k3) 4 times, k2, (k into front and back of next st, k3) 4 times, k3, work 5 sts in Seed st – 58 sts.
Row 2 and all WS Rows: Work 5 sts in Seed st, p48, work 5 sts in Seed st.
Rows 3, 5, 7 and 11: Work 5 sts in Seed st, k48, work 5 sts in Seed st.
Row 9 (cable row): Work 5 sts in Seed st, k3, 4/5 RC, 4/5 LC, k6, 4/5 RC, 4/5 LC, k3, work 5 sts in Seed st.
Row 13: Rep Row 3.
Rep Rows 2-13 until Scarf measures about 72 in. (183 cm), ending with a WS row.
Next Row (RS): Work 5 sts in Seed st, k5, (k2tog, k2) 4 times, k6, (k2tog, k2) 4 times, k5, work 5 sts in Seed st – 50 sts.
Work in Seed st for 8 rows.
Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.3 (based on 3 reviews)
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Barbara Scarf Reviewed by Debra Brown on 2013-02-25 *****
I made a few of the Barbara Scarf with matching hats to give as gifts. They turned out great and now I am going to make a few more to give as Xmas gifts in 2013.

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