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Home : Patterns : Mr. O'Leary's Scarf

Free Knitting Pattern: Mr. O'Leary's Scarf

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Lion Brand® Alpine Wool
Pattern #: 90179AD
Rating: *****4.2 (based on 15 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
About 7 x 70 in. (18 x 178 cm)

CORRECTIONS: (applied )

K2 p2 Rib K1, p1, Rib
Row 1 (RS):
K2, p2, k2; *K1, p1 rep from *.
Row 2: P the purl sts and k the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 rib. K1, p1, Rib

Cast on 42 sts. Work in K2, p2 K1, p1, Rib for 6 rows.

Rep Rows 1-8 until piece measures about 68 in. (173 cm) from beginning, end with a Row 8.
Work in K2, p2 K1, p1, Rib for 6 rows. Bind off.

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This classic cable scarf is the perfect cold weather accessory for any man or woman.
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Vanilla Blueberry Chili Bay Leaf Black Pepper Olive Oatmeal Barley
*Alpine Wool (Article #822). Solids: 100% Pure Wool
Oatmeal, Barley: 77% Wool, 15% Acrylic, 8% Rayon; package size: 3.00oz/85.00 gr. (93yds/85m) pull skeins

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Mr. O'Leary's Scarf

Lion Brand® Alpine Wool


24 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern. 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.

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3/3 LC (3 over 3 left cross) Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k3, then k3 from cable needle.

K1, p1 Rib
Row 1 (RS):
*K1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: P the purl sts and k the knit sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 rib.

Cast on 42 sts. Work in K1, p1 rib for 6 rows.
Row 1 (RS): K1tbl, p1, k1tbl, *p2, k6, p2, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, rep from * to end of row.
Rows 2, 4, and 6: P1tbl, k1, p1tbl, *k2, p6, k2, p1tbl, k1, p1tbl, rep from * to end of row.
Row 3: K1tbl, p1, k1tbl, *p2, 3/3 LC, p2, k1tbl, p1, k1tbl, rep from * to end of row.
Rows 5 and 7: Rep Row 1.
Row 8: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-8 until piece measures about 68 in. (173 cm) from beginning, end with a Row 8.
Work in K1, p1 rib for 6 rows. Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es) tbl = through the back loop

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.2 (based on 15 reviews)
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Beautiful design Reviewed by Kia on 2015-01-15 ****
I began to make this but my yarn was a super bulky and it didnt work (no room left on the needles). However the pattern works up wonderfully. I only wish that it would say in the pattern what weight of yarn is used. I purchased another yarn and it was far too fine. I am a new knitter and it would be nice to know what weight is recommended.

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