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Free Knitting Pattern: Traffic Scarf

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Pattern #: L32279
Rating: ****3.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size

About 6 1/2 x 45 in. (16.5 x 114.5 cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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This scarf is great for the little one who loves everything with four wheels. Make a matching hat for a complete look. Designed by Amy Bahrt.

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Traffic Scarf

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GAUGE:

16 sts + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS rows, p on WS rows).

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

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Surface Chain Stitch
With yarn threaded into blunt needle, bring needle from WS to RS through piece. *Hold short length of yarn on front forming a small loop. Insert needle back into where it emerged, do not pull tight. Bring needle back through work a short distance from previous insertion point and through small loop; rep from * for desired length.

NOTES:

1. Scarf is worked in one piece in intarsia and stranded colorwork, following Charts.
2. When working from Charts, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS), reading RS rows from right to left and WS rows from left to right.
3. When working in intarsia colorwork, use a separate ball of yarn for each color section. Do not carry unused color(s) across WS of work. Wind yarns into separate balls as needed. Twist yarns on WS to prevent holes.
4. When working in stranded colorwork, carry color not in use across WS of work.
5. If desired, small areas of color may be worked in Duplicate st when piece is completed.
6. End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.
7. Garter st (k every row) borders are worked in one with the Scarf.


SCARF
With A, cast on 26 sts.
Work 4 rows in Garter st (k every row) for Garter st border.
Road Pattern
Row 1 (RS):
With A, k3, with B, k to last 3 sts, with A, k3.
Row 2: With A, k3, with B, p to last 3 sts, with A, k3.
Row 3: With A, k3, with B, k1, (with C, k3, with B, k2) 3 times, with C, k3, with B, k1, with A, k3.
Row 4: With A, k3, with B, p1, (with C, k3, with B, p2) 3 times, with C, k3, with B, k1, with A, k3.
Row 5: With A, k3, with B, k to last 3 sts, with A, k3.
Row 6: With A, k3, with B, p to last 3 sts, with A, k3. Cut B.
Begin Orange Car Chart
Next Row (RS):
With A, k7, beg with Row 1, work Orange Car Chart across next 12 sts, with A, k7.
Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st and rem sts in St st (k on RS, p on WS), with A and Chart, work until all rows of Chart have been completed.
With A only, keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st and rem sts in St st, work 4 rows.
Rep Rows 1-6 of Road patt.
Begin Green Car Chart
Next Row (RS):
With A, k7, beg with Row 1, work Green Car Chart across next 12 sts, with A, k7.
Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st and rem sts in St st with A and Chart, work until all rows of Chart have been completed.
With A only, keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st and rem sts in St st, work 4 rows.
Rep Rows 1-6 of Road patt.
Begin Highway Stitch
Row 1:
With A, k9, with B, k2, with C, k1, with B, k2, with A, k12.
Row 2: With A, k3, p9, with B, p2, with C, k1, with B, p2, with A, p6, k3.
Rep last 2 rows until piece measures about 40 in. (101.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row as the last row you work.
Rep Rows 1-6 of Road patt.
With A only, keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st and rem sts in St st, work 2 rows.
Begin Truck Chart
Next Row (RS):
With A, k5 with A, beg with Row 1, work Truck Chart across next 16 sts, with A, k5.
Keeping first and last 3 sts in Garter st and rem sts in St st, work until all rows of Chart have been completed.
Rep Rows 1-6 of Road patt.
With A only, work in Garter st for 4 rows.
Bind off.

FINISHING
With D, work surface chain st around each wheel.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Traffic Scarf Reviewed by Martie Jelinek on 2014-08-26 ****
Nice, but I agree with Susan Rosko about the back. Did you find a solution to this, Susan?


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